This chapter explains what you need to know to tow a trailer behind a car, van, or small truck in Ontario. This includes the licensing and registration requirements, the size and features of the trailer, as well as the safety tips to follow when towing a trailer. Cranes work by placing supports between the wheels of a vehicle and using pins to secure the car to the truck. It's a basic idea, but the substance and strength of the crane's components are powerful and reliable tools.
Some people support the widespread use of cranes with support, while others prefer towing with a hook and chain or with a flat platform. Lighter models are usually based on light truck and van chassis that offer boom and trailer weights of around 5 to 10 short tons (4.5 to 9.1 metric tons), making them ideal for towing cars. Companies that operate a large fleet of vehicles, such as school bus companies or package delivery services, usually own one or more cranes to tow their own vehicles. This form of towing is considered to be the fastest and most practical, and the operator of the towed vehicle can be sure that the hooks or chains will not damage their car.
Finally, there is a rolling crane, which uses two wheels to support the weight of the towed vehicle. This type of crane can transport the vehicle on its platform, which helps prevent any damage caused by the towed vehicle. This is the safest method for towing a car, as it ensures that no other element of the vehicle is destroyed during the towing process. Heavy cranes, based on the chassis used by semitrailers, with several axles and the ability to tow combinations of fully loaded semitrailers and semitrailers, have a load capacity of 25 to 50 short tons (23 to 45 metric tons).
In some cases, towing companies may offer discounts to AAA members or other customers who book their services in advance. In rural or disorganized areas, companies that operate cranes can also sometimes offer additional services appropriate for road cleaning when those provided by the government are not available, such as firefighting. Naturally, not all trucks use the support method, and the owner of the crane company determines the type of crane employed. Cranes are classified into three groups, with weight being the most crucial factor in determining which group a crane belongs to.
While the cost of crane services may vary by company and region, most companies charge a base connection rate per mile. Some police departments have cranes; in the United States, however, it is common to hire police trailers from private companies.