recovery vehicle


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recovery vehicle

[ri′kəv·ə·rē ‚vē·ə·kəl]
(mechanical engineering)
A special-purpose vehicle equipped with winch, hoist, or boom for recovery of vehicles.
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Key features of the M88A2 HERCULES include: improved power-assisted braking to enable the recovery vehicle to tow an M1A1 tank, increased horsepower, an improved electrical system, a modernized hydraulic system and a boom that enables the vehicle to lift an M1A1 turret.
The existing tractor can pull the station's current Merseyclass lifeboat at 7mph but the new launch and recovery vehicle will be able to tow the new lifeboat at 10 mph to its launch site.
Brawn There is also the possibility that 'skirts' around the base of recovery vehicles are to be introduced given their ground clearance in relation to the height of an F1 car.
THREE people were injured in a rush hour crash on the M6 in north Warwickshire yesterday when a van hit a broken down car and a recovery vehicle.
Crewmen, the left and right side personnel doors on your M88A2 recovery vehicle are quite heavy.
Both incidents were brought under control but the fire engine had to be towed away by a recovery vehicle.
A recovery vehicle was sent, but because of the size and weight of the vehicle it was unable to get it off the road.
We hope this will send a clear and strong message to other recovery vehicle drivers who engage in such activity.
A recovery vehicle was summoned to remove the car wreckage, which was lifted from the Bay-facing part of the road.
A recovery vehicle sent to remove the car was delayed by the build-up of heavy traffic in the area.
It provides a fullyequipped mobile workshop for patrols to repair a member's car, or tow it directly to the nearest garage without leaving the member stranded on the side of the road to wait for another recovery vehicle.
The M88A2 HERCULES remains the world's most cost effective recovery vehicle designed specifically for conducting safe, effective recovery missions with today's 70-ton main battle tanks," said John Tile, United Defense's Recovery Systems Program Director.