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Car carrier motorcycle dolly.

Conventional wheel lift motorcycle attachment.

injured will cost much more than the proper equipment. There are many options for motorcycle towing equipment available for wreckers and car carriers.

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

Make sure you meet the legal requirements in your state for the color and type of lighting equipment on a tow truck. Ensure

Illuminated hand rail.

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that you provide your tow truck operators with the lighting equipment required to perform their job duties safely including emergency lighting, work lights, and spot lights. I like to have a directional type light bar so you can direct motorists in a specific direction. I believe that flashing lights that do not indicate a direction are not as effective. If you operate in an area with a lot of low clearance garages you may want to invest in a fold-down light bar.

Illuminated fold down step.

TRAILER TOWING

If you do a significant amount of trailer towing you may want to consider trailer towing equipment. Tow ball, pintle hook and fifth wheel towing equipment is available from many towing equipment manufacturers. You will also need a electric brake controller for the electric brakes on the trailer and seven way plug. I recommend that you purchase the cab and chassis manufacturer electric brake controller. I think it looks cleaner to have the brake controller in the

Fold down step ladder.

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