Versatility added to the fleet

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RS Recovery have taken delivery of a new DAF CF designed and manufactured by Falkom B.V. in the Netherlands. The vehicle returned to the U.K where it underwent final touches by their UK distributor, Rydam Universal. We opted for FAS8000+6 system, which features a bed weight capacity of 8000kg with an under-lift capacity of 6000kg, meaning it will be capable of recovering anything from a car to a HGV. The truck will add versatility to fleet and will cope with the ever changing demands of the daily operation.

 

Added safety

The truck has several features that improve its efficiency and safety when in use:

  • Innovative extendable beacon bar to warn motorists from the rear and improved lighting around the vehicle
  • Compliant for Low Emission Zones/Clean Air ones
  • Extra storage on the nearside of the vehicle, reducing the need to obtain equipment on the offside
  • Passenger capacity upgraded to 5 people with customised seating to replace the bunk bed
  • VDZ recovery system for HGV’s, which eliminates the need to work under the casualty vehicle when being loaded
  • 5 point camera system giving 360 degree viewing coverage around the vehicle

Watch this space for the livery ….

COVID-19 Response (24/03/2020)

In response to the recent challenges presented by the COVID-19 virus, RS Recovery would like to offer reassurances that customer service levels are being kept to the highest standards 24 hours a day.  We have put provisions in place to continue with business as usual whilst protecting the Health and Safety of staff, network contractors and customers.

We’re hugely proud to work around the clock to support the Transport industry and we would like to extend our assistance, to all customers and key working companies during these unprecedented times.

Many thanks to our customers for their continued support.  As ever, please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.

Many thanks,

RS Recovery Ltd

New Service Van

A new 2018 Mercedes Sprinter has been added to the mobile service van fleet.  Based out of Basingstoke, it will serve the South East and London regions for all truck and trailer breakdowns.  Fully equipped to deal with common faults to the more complicated ABS/EBS faults, it’s a great addition to the company.

Once again, the van has been be kitted out with racking, from the top team at Van Racking Solutions, with the external touches provided by Jimbars of Carlisle and Whelen light bars from Woodway Engineering.

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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.

 

Newest addition to the fleet

The equipment is from Boniface Engineering in Thetford.  We went for the Recoverer Trident with Side-winders (which you can see extended out from the side of the vehicle).  We already had a similar specification vehicle on the fleet but with a 3-axle chassis, so we knew what to expect.  The side-winders add great winching capability and stability to the truck when towing heavy loads.  It’s the first time we’ve gone for a 4-axle chassis and we can now see why it is so popular among other operators.  The additional axle adds better steering and braking which is critical in certain scenarios.