Heavy recovery addition

The newest addition to the RS Recovery Ltd family.  Previously owned by First Point Commercials in Manchester, we snapped at the opportunity to acquire it.

Its 8×4 chassis with Globetrotter cab, 13-litre engine, I-shift transmission and was custom-designed and manufactured at the the Netherlands-based Falkom factory.  Fitted with the FAW 25.000 kit, the top boom equipment has a 25-tonne lift capacity and an underlift capacity of 10 tonnes at its full reach of 4.5 metres.  The front-steer axles are rated at nine tonnes each and the rear axles are air-suspended, double-drive, hub-reduction rated at 26 tonnes.

The 2017 Euro 6 chassis will also enable us to meet the Low Emissions Zone criteria for travelling into London and the impending zone for Birmingham City in 2020.

 

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It has been kept immaculate by the team at First Point Commercials but we’re looking forward to getting it in our colours in 2019.

 

 

 

Investment in diagnostics

We’ve recently added to our diagnostics capabilities by investing in equipment for Wabco, Haldex and Knorr-Bremse.  In addition to this, diagnostics systems from Jaltest and DAF Davie have also been purchased.  The new diagnostic systems add to our current capability of Dr. Air Brake and Texa.

The added capabilities have given our technicians the tools to clearly diagnose truck and trailer faults and allow us to complete the necessary repairs.  The diagnostics will be available in both our workshop and mobile service vans, meaning we’re able to attend fleets on customer sites.

 

If you require assistance for your truck or trailer, please get in contact with us on 0330 333 4545 (24 hours)

Emergency services training exercise

We had the pleasure to assist the West Midlands Emergency services by recovering a bus into place on the A38 Aston Express Way in Birmingham.  An exercise was undertaken throughout the night and coordinated with a number of agencies to simulate a major road traffic incident.  National Express West Midlands who’d provided the bus, asked us to deliver it and put it place with a number of special requirements so that it was as realistic as possible.

We were glad to have been involved in such an exercise and its importance for continually improving the emergency services.  A short video on the West Midlands Fire Service can be viewed below.