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The Difference Between Heavy-Duty Towing and Light-Duty Towing

What’s in a name, right? While there are many terms to familiarize yourself with in the world of towing, some subtle differences between light-duty and heavy-duty towing are crucial to know before taking your vehicle out this New Year. We have listed some fundamental differences between light-duty and heavy-duty towing below. 

What Are The Differences Between Light-Duty And Heavy-Duty Towing? 

  • Names aside, it all comes down to size! The average light-duty vehicle can handle a payload of up to 3,000 pounds with a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. Heavy-duty trucks can carry a more significant load with 6,500 pounds in payload and up to 20,000 pounds of towing capacity. 
  • Light-duty towing revolves around smaller sedans and “city driving cars” like minivans. Many trucks that classify as being suitable for light-duty towing should be lighter and more efficient to drive. Heavy-duty towing involves a much larger towing vehicle to do the job. Tow trucks that operate at a higher capacity need specific features to pull and move while pulling on the road; these features include: 
  • A winch
  • A 25-ton boom lift
  • A 6-ton wheel lift
  • Light-duty towing vehicles are more prone to damages and may not be as sustainable on the road. Light-duty trucks are helpful for small-scale towing and recovery services; however, for the most oversized loads, a company specializing in heavy-duty towing and recovery services is your best bet. 

What Kind Of Heavy And Light-Duty Towing Services Can TowPro Provide? 

  • Here at TowPro, we specialize in heavy-duty towing as well as light and medium-duty towing! Our nationally certified heavy-duty recovery experts have the skills and training to take on all specialized recovery situations. 
  • From a tractor-trailer to a rolled-over tanker, we are the experts in towing and hauling! We can also jumpstart your car; whether a scooter or SUV, we offer a variety of light and medium-duty vehicle services like fixing your car if it breaks down. 
  • At the end of the day, our goal is to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We prioritize safety above all else, so you can rest assured that our trucks are fully up-to-date and equipped and our drivers are licensed and insured

Are you stuck in the middle of the road this winter? Don’t hesitate to contact TowPro at (615) 256-TOWS (8697), and we’ll come onto the scene as soon as possible! Vehicle towing and recovery situations are not known for their predictability, so we’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With offices conveniently located in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area, including Brentwood, Franklin, and Antioch, you can count on us to be there when you need us!

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