Forward-weight design in wreckers is not a new concept, but it is one that really matters in a wrecker, especially when towing. In order to maximize a wrecker’s towing ability, the wrecker must maintain as much front axle weight as possible to counter the added weight of the casualty on the underlift at the rear. Therefore, it is critical that the wrecker’s design provides for as much front axle weight as possible. This is where the design of our medium-duty wreckers comes into play. Some wrecker manufacturers use counter-weights in the front of the wrecker body to create balance and add towing capacity. The downside to using counterweights is that it increases the overall weight of the unit, negatively impacts fuel consumptions, tire wear, and in some cases reduces the amount of storage capacity for the wrecker due to GVWR restrictions of the truck chassis. At East Penn, we utilize a superior design to achieve the unmatched benefits in towing ability for your vehicle.
To meet the demands of equipment hauling, operator safety, and DOT compliance, East Penn Truck Equipment offers a variety of equipment designed around tool rental applications including field service trucks, lift gates, dump bodies, and flat-deck bodies. Limitless features can be designed into each type of body, allowing East Penn to customize your vehicle to your very specific needs. East Penn is a fully authorized Miller Industries towing equipment dealer.
East Penn’s state-of-the-art in-house body shop is equipped with today’s newest spray equipment technology as well as a PPG color matching system. East Penn also offers a full in-house financing department, an extensive parts inventory, a wide selection of custom accessories, and daily shipping via UPS and FedEx.