EXOTIC CAR TOWING
Every once in a while, our drivers have the opportunity to tow some pretty special exotic cars.
We received a call to tow a Ferrari 458 from a customer’s Toronto home to a shipping facility.
Rezk lines the Ferrari up with his tow truck in preparation for the tow.
Rezk drives a Hino flatbed tow truck. Like most flatbeds, his truck features a tilt-and-load deck that tilts onto the road so that a vehicle can be loaded safely onto the deck. The truck also features a winch that is used to pull vehicles onto its deck.
Most supercars ride fairly low to the ground. The Ferrari 458 has a very low ground clearance of just 4.4 inches. To eliminate the spacing between Rezk’s truck and the ground, his truck is equipped with tow ramps. Rezk installed the tow ramps behind his truck and aligned it with the Ferrari.
He then raised the Ferrari’s hydraulic system and drove forward closer to the flatbed. Once he got closer, it was time for a quick inspection to ensure the car’s wheels were properly aligned with the tow ramps before it was loaded. Once the wheels were aligned, Rezk winches the vehicle using his truck’s built-in winching system.
EXOTIC CAR TOWING
Once the vehicle is winched, it is time to secure it onto the flatbed. Rezk secures the front-right wheel using a tow strap and ties it to his flatbed. He then retracts the tilt-and-load deck and straps the rear wheels onto the flatbed. While doing so, he makes sure no part of the tow straps are touching the vehicle itself. The tow straps are only allowed to touch the tires.
Now, Rezk is ready to take the Ferrari 458 to its destination!
At Abrams Towing, we put a lot of care into towing our customers’ vehicles. Each member of our team goes through rigorous hands-on training at the Abrams Training Center to ensure they are capable enough to handle each tow job. With our deep experience, you can be sure your car – whether it’s a daily driver or a rare exotic – will be towed safely by our team of towing experts.
Abrams Towing www.abrams.ca 416-398-2500 124 Lepage Court, Toronto, Ontario