Handling, maneuverability and towing capacity are all critical factors when designing the right unit for your operation.Key factors
Though every job is unique, features like lifting capacity, anchor-ability and stabilization are the foundations of a solid recovery-focused vehicle.Key factors
Think of the steer axle weight as a counterweight that balances the relationship between the wheelbase and the overhang portion of the load. This relationship is governed in part by the static weight of the front axle and is critical to determining the optimum chassis specifications for your next vehicle.
Wheelbase length plays a critical role in overall tow performance as the principels of leverage are controlled in part by the distance between load and fulcrum. Wheelbase adjustments can be made, making the truck chassis longer or shorter to dial in the right balance of maneuverability and capacity for towing performance matched exactly to your needs.
This distance, measured from the center of the rear axle to the center of the lifting apparatus, is a prime factor in determining the lift and load carrying characteristics of a tow vehicle. The overhang measurement will differ based on whether an under-lift with axle forks is utilized, a longer fork is employed, or a tire lift is your primary lift platform.