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.
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.
We’ve recently taken delivery of our latest vehicle from Boniface Engineering. A 2011 Volvo FH with i-Shift was chosen at the chassis and an Mk6 Interstator with twin winches and stiff legs options. The vehicle is also equipped with a VDZ towing kit allowing it to recover the latest manufacturer vehicles. It made its first appearance at TruckFest Knutsfords alongside RS17 REC”300″ and as you can see we went for something special for the paintwork again. It features Call of Duty theme crafted by Matt the Painter.
RS17 REC was captured by Rob Payne on the M5 near Strensham. A great picture don’t you think.
Link to Rob’s Flickr photo.
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.