Toyota Hino Rollback Tow Trucks For Recovery & Wrecker Services

Of the many types of wrecker tow trucks in the market today, the flatbed rollback tow trucks are the most efficient kind of wreckers and tow trucks. And in this rollback wrecker market Toyota Hino Rollback tow trucks is making a very good impression against its competitors like the Navistar International rollback tow trucks and other rollback flatbed truck models.

If you take the Hino Rollback tow trucks is is manufactured by Hino Motors which is a subsidiary of one of the largest automobile makers the Toyota Group of Japan. The recent new rollbacks from Hino trucks are really filled with the best features and facilities found in any recovery truck in the world.

For example take Hino truck's flagship rollback truck - the 258ALP Hino Rollback. It has the reputed and innovative Hino engine in it which has been enduring and performing very well in the wrecking industry quite for some time now. In the case of the Hino 258ALP flatbed truck has the engine model of Hino J08E-TV which is a medium duty truck engine making the Hino flatbed trucks a medium duty wrecker ideal for towing cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and such vehicles. Hino 258 ALP truck engine has the capacity to produce 220 horse power at 2500 rpm or engine revolutions per minute. Plus they have a maximum torque of 520 lb-ft at a RPM of 1500. The Hino rollback tow trucks weigh around 25000 pounds and come with six speed gear and Allison 2200 RDS.

Like expected from this kind of tow trucks the flatbed at the back of the Hino tow truck is hydraulically operated to rollback and tilt to allow the vehicle to be towed to drive onto the rollback flatbed or pull onto the flatbed using a winch if the car or vehicle is unable to drive onto it by itself due to an accident, parking violation and vehicle owner not present or if the vehicle is immovable due to a technical fault. Once the vehicle in to the flatbed of the truck it's lifted and roll backed and you can transport the vehicle literally by towing the vehicle without it touching the ground. These rollback functions are available in many brands of wreckers today but another reason for choosing the Hino Toyota rollback trucks is because recent market sales figures indicate Hino Motors is the fastest growing medium duty truck company in America. This is further solidified Hino rollback trucks already being the third biggest rollback tow trucks producer in the world.

So if you are looking for rollback tow trucks for sale head towards your nearest wrecker tow trucks dealer and checkout the Toyota Hino rollbacks. They normally cost around 75,000 dollars for a brand new rollback and the price of rollback flatbed tow trucks of this model in the second hand market was in 2010 around $40,000 in North America.

Classic Old Ford Trucks For Sale

Here are some of the best sites for old Ford trucks for sale at bargain prices. Know of another site that should be on this list? Leave your suggestion at the bottom of this page.

1 Old Ford Trucks at Ebay Motors - Over 2000 Ford pickup trucks and old Ford trucks were on sale when I visited. At Ebay Motors you find all kinds of classic and old Ford trucks from old F150 to Ford rollbacks to very old Fords to brand new reselling are on sale.

2. Classic Ford for Sale at Old Ride - 178 classic old Ford trucks were on sale from all the States, when I visited this website. Most prominent trucks were F100 (45 were on sale), Ford F1 (16), F250 (12) and F100 (10).

3. Classic Ford Trucks For Sale at Old Car Online - This is great site for classic truck and car lovers. There were around 50 classic Ford trucks for sale when I visited. Trucks that were on sale included around 10 old Ford F1 trucks, a 1930 Ford Model A Pick-up Truck, a 1956 Ford F100 and an 1928 Ford Model A stake bed truck.

Lifted Trucks And Jacked Up Trucks

Everyone likes to own a lifted truck or to use slang the jacked up truck. But how useful is are jacked up trucks compared to a normal truck in a city? Lifted trucks or jacked up trucks as some call them may be very popular with people who like the monster truck look but I hope you will consider this if you are looking for a jacked up truck or considering modifying a normal pickup truck into a lifted truck. Lifted trucks can be a lot of fun but it can also be a expensive truck in many ways.

Today, the lifted trucks and jacked up pickup trucks mania can be seen with the younger generation who are looking for their first truck to buy. Instead of buying a good sturdy truck the younger generation in America specially prefer to buy a jack up truck. Owning a jack up truck or lifted truck has become something like owning a Harley Davidson bike. They think jacked up trucks looks good. Certainly I agree. They are fun to drive. Of course. A funky jacked up truck is the envy of the neighborhood! Who am I do disagree!
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The famous Bigfoot Monster Truck that started the monster truck mania.

But have you asked yourself how practical a jacked up truck is? Is it worth turning a perfectly working old truck or old Ford truck for that matter into a jacked up monster truck unless you hope to enter it into a competition? What about the extra cost you incur for the modifications? Do you really need a lifted pickup truck or any other unnecessarily hiked up vehicle in American and European cities with smooth carpeted super highways? What about the extra fuel you burn? Have you considered the environmental impact of having a fancy lifted truck? And then there are the safety issues. A normal truck is aerodynamically manufactured after considering many mathematical calculations and designs about it's velocity, weight, center of gravity etc. How much do you think a expert truck modifier is going to consider about these kind of advanced electromechanical sciences and variables when he modifies your normal Toyota or Ford pickup truck into a lifted truck?
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A jacked up Ford truck in Brazil

Then you have the other difficulties you face with jacked up trucks.  If you take a Toyota Tacoma or a Ford F150 the normal truck bed height itself is above your waist and you encounter difficulty when you load things onto the truck bed. Raising the truck some more by jacking it up makes it very much more difficult to load things onto the truck bed. Further jacked up trucks also have difficulty finding parking in low roof parking spaces you find in many city buildings.
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A Volkswagan concept truck manufactured as a jacked up truck.

I hope you will consider all this things before you turn a perfectly working used Ford truck or any other truck model into a monster truck that guzzles your money.

Bike Racks For Cars

If you need to transport bikes in cars you need a bike rack that's suitable for your car and fits your needs. Ask question from yourself like how many bikes do you want to trasport? What kind of bike rack? etc. Today in the market there are many such bike racks and also bike racks that are not meant for using in cars. For example like the truck bed bike rack which is meant  for pickup truck beds and the spare wheel bike rack meant for mounting the bike rack in vehicles that have there spare wheel in the rear door of the truck or MPV. And there is also the indoor bike rack model. This said there are three kinds of bike racks for cars. Those are tow bar bike racks, roof bike racks or roof top bike racks.

These two kinds of bike racks can be used in your car. There are many styles and models and kinds of tow bar bike racks and roof bike racks available in the market for cars. Whatever your car manufacturer or model is you are sure to find several suitable bike racks for your car. Normally the more popular bike rack models are general bike racks that can be fitted to most cars. Naturally every bike rack made for cars will not fit every car in the market just like a tonneau cover will not fit all pickup trucks.

There are also sub categories in bike racks. For instance the roof top bike rack for cars have racks that will allow you to store your bike with the all intact exactly as you will ride the bike in a upright position. There are also roof top bike racks that will need the front tire of the bike rack removed to store the bike on the roof rack. Obviously the one without removing the bike front tire is the easy one but that other bike racks also have there reasons but that is beyond the scope of this article.

Next worry about the brand of the bike rack you want. The world's two most famous brands of bike rack for cars are Thule bike racks and Yakima bike racks. They have many different models for any car model you name. There products and services match their reputation. In addition to them there are many more brands with equally top quality, durable and easy to use bike racks suitable for cars. Saris bike racks equally popular as Thule and Yakima among professional cyclist and normal bike trail goers and picnickers. The Rocky Mount racks another main player in the bike rack industry making many models suitable different car models. Inno bike racks (Japanese bike racks with superior style and state of the art designs and models). Then come Slikfit bike racks, Kuat, Swagman, Softride Bike Racks as the most well famous bike rack manufacturers. The prices of them also differ as much as the number of bike rack brands and model in the market. So to bike a bike rack for cars you have a lot of things to consider if you want to get the best value for your money. But don't worry. Your local bike shop dealer should be able to help you. Check with them more than the Internet...

Tonneau Covers For Pickup Trucks

Tonneau Covers For Ford Pickup Trucks! There are so many kinds and styles of pickup truck tonneau covers on sale with different prices it's very difficult to make up the mind to buy one for a popular truck brand like Ford pickups. Every dealer you visit and every pickup truck website that sells tonneau covers or truck bed covers will tell you their tonneau covers are the best and most cheap in the market. However there are very few places you can read and learn more about tonneau covers without a sales pitch in it, before you buy one.

But the website Tonneau Covers For Pickup Trucks is one of the very few quality websites out there that try to give the customers a neutral and real quality information about pickup truck bed covers. Unlike the hype on tonneau cover dealers websites and tonneau cover sales websites this website tries to give you the deails about truck bed cover styles, requirements, how to select tonneau covers for trucks, the benefits and prices and quality of tonneau products etc. including advantages and disadvantages of perticular styles of tonneau among other things.

You as the customer paying with your money, time and energy right to be informed about the facts and figures and reasonable market prices of pickup truck tonneau covers. For example many tonneau cover dealers and some bed cover manufacturers will state that using a tonneau cover will save you fuel because they make the pick ups more aerodynamic thereby improving the trucks path through the air resulting in improved gas mileage (they claim tonneaus will improve air resistance of pickups and there by save you fuel or gas mileage). However this pickup truck tonneau cover website says in it's about us web page that one of the aims of the website is to impart knowledge on covers and pickup trucks like for example, according to some independent research and tests on this claim about tonneau covers have shown by using tonneau covers you have little or no improvement in fuel mileage particularly when traveling less than 70mph.

I hope you find this website useful. You can also drop them a comment or contact them and get more information about tonneau covers or particular information like where to get a tonneau cover for an old Ford truck or an older model used dump truck for brands like Mack, Chevy, Toyota, Isuzu etc.

New Truck And Trailer News Site Online

A new truck and trailer news site has been launched recently called Truck and Trailer News dot com. This website is going to be totally dedicated to publishing news about trucks and trailers from around the world. It is goint to featuree related news in the truck and trailer industry as well as other transport and construction industries such as cranes, tippers, lorries, forklift, other vehicles, truck and trailer accessories and parts etc. So if you are interested or want information, pointers or a guide in these areas you are going to find this website a great place in a few months time. There are all kinds of truck and trailer news...

Jib Cranes: Lowest Cost Crane Style With Most Span Rotation Capability

JIB CRANES normally come as floor mounted cranes, but they can also be attached to a wall or the side of a machine. So depending on the type, jib cranes can be classified into different types as describe below depending on the cranes structure and suitable and used in different environments and purposes.

1. Free Standing Jib Cranes
2. Wall Mounted Jib Cranes
3. Wall Bracket Jib Cranes
4. Mast Style Jib Cranes

Read more about the different types of jib cranes through jib cranes.

258ALP Hino Roll Back Truck And Wreckers

When it comes to recovery and wrecker trucks the Hino Roll Back Truck is one of the best in roll back trucks in the market today. Manufactured by the Toyota Group owned Hino Motors and with the features and advantages and the features specified below, the Hino 258ALP Roll Back tow truck is one of most selling rollback tow trucks in the world today. If you are looking for a tow truck on sale Hino’s flagship 258ALP Roll Back tow truck is definitely worth going out to the nearest Hino truck dealer and checking out.

Hino is the world’s 3rd largest manufacturer of rollbacks, tow trucks and wreckers. Hino Motors specializes in offering class 4-7 commercial tow trucks and carriers, and is the fastest growing medium duty truck company in America according to recent studies.

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