Official Service Partners

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve become official service partners for WABCO and Haldex.  Over the past 12 months we’ve acquired the equipment and training required to be formally accredited and undertake work on behalf of these 2 manufacturers.  It means that we’ve widened our service offering to assist with Warranty and Non-Warranty faults that occur on HGV’s and trailers.  As service agents we now have access to readily available parts without relying on long supplier lead times.

 

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For assistance with ABS/EBS faults please call us on our 24 hour number: 0121 522 2076

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.

 

 

 

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.