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Today even trailers come standard with remote control options from the manufacturer or can be retrofitted with aftermarket options. No more standing along the traffic side to prepare your trailer for loading or running back and forth from the winch control to the steering wheel to load a coach bus or RV onto the deck. Not only is this safer for the operator, it is also more efficient and can reduce loading times significantly. Bottom line, remote controls, data sharing and electronic controls are here to stay and help to make the tower’s job quicker and safer when used properly. I strongly encourage anyone ordering a new wrecker, carrier or trailer to upgrade to the full remote options when available. Not only does this make life simpler for your operators but when used properly it allows them to be in the safest possible place while using the equipment.

46 • April 2021 | Towman.com

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American Towman Magazine - April 2021