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  TRS HU17-08?42
Snows Commercials


Snows Commercials of Compton Greenfield Bristol have a new addition to a very clean fleet of specialist trucks and trailers, collecting salvage vehicles for their recycling operations. Currently they have three Low Loaders and two Heavy Underlifts. However, Snows required another Underlift that would more versatile. MD Percy Snow explains ‘Some vehicles we collect are in inaccessible locations and have to be winched to a position where they can be recovered by the Underlift, and what we have here is just that. Plus the fact we have a replacement vehicle to enable us to go into London, as it’s Euro Four’. So what has Percy got?  He has a very clean Scania R 420 6x2 Tractor, stretched to a wheelbase of 5300mm, measured to the new front bogie drive axle. This drive axle was installed to replace the original steer and the axle spread, altered to 1365mm, to take advantage of the higher axle loadings. The last axle no: 3 then had the differential internals removed and made liftable for traction, as it is now a tag axle, although normally it is always in road contact, this way the axle loadings were maintained. The vehicle is very manoeuvrable in confined yards due to this arrangement. Add to that a  brand new TRS HU17- 08/42, bought as a kit from Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd (TRS) Bristol, with a chassis subframe, Lifting Boom with a 4.2mtr reach, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Platforms, prepared for two Superwinch  H30 hydraulic winches, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, two each on the rear Stiff Legs, and a good selection of Lifting Forks and Pedestals.The Kit was installed by Snows and Bodywork by Spectra UK, a Specialist in Engineering and Coachbuilding.

 
 
   


 

  From Salvage to Salvation
Lakeland Recovery 2


When Northern Ireland operator David Brown of Lakeland Recovery  visited the TRS factory in Bristol to inspect his TRS HU17-08\42 Heavy Underlift  kit prior to despatch, he saw a used mid range SV Underlift, (previously bought by TRS as a project). Liked what he saw and decided to buy it from TRS, taking advantage of the space available on the trailer. This was now a Brown project, and the ever resourceful and highly skilled David Brown set about building a  comprehensive Mid Range Wrecker, adding stiff legs, top winching boom with two DP20 hydraulic winches and attractive bodywork.

 
 
   


 

  TRSHU17-8/42
Thomas McCrea 1


The TRS HU17-08\42 Heavy Underlift system bought as a kit  by Northern Ireland operator Thomas McCrea was collected from TRS (Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd) of Fishponds Bristol where the kit was loaded onto the customer’s own transport. The kit included, as well as a 4.2 metre reach, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Plates, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, a selection of lifting forks and sockets. Bodywork is not on the agenda in the short term, and the truck has been action, collecting salvage.

 
 
   


 

  TRSHU17-8/42VolvoFH12
KRS Recovery


The TRS HU17-08\42 Heavy Underlift system bought as a kit  by Scottish operator K R S Recovery was collected from TRS (Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd) of Fishponds Bristol where the kit was loaded onto the customer’s own transport. The kit included, as well as a 4.2 metre reach, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Plates, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, a selection of lifting forks and sockets, two Superwinch H30s, not installed, and an X type wheel lifting frame. The bodywork was completed by the customer, in Scotland.

 
 
   


 

  TRSHU17-8/42
Lakeland Recovery1


The TRS HU17-08\42 Heavy Underlift system bought as a kit  by a Northern Ireland operator was collected from TRS (Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd) of Fishponds Bristol where the kit was secured on a Low Loader, for transport to Ireland. The kit included, as well as a 4.2 metre reach, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Plates, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, a selection of lifting forks and sockets. Whilst in the factory, the customer saw a used mid range SV underlift, (previously bought by TRS as a project), liked what he saw and decided to buy it from TRS, taking advantage of the space available on the trailer

 
 
   


 

  TRS HU17-8\42 ScaniaP124L-420
ThomasAsh 2


The TRS HU17-08\42 Heavy Underlift system supplied and installed on a free issue Scania P124L-420, 6 x 2 chassis by TRS (Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd)  of Fishponds Bristol. The specification included, as well as a 4.2 metre reach, two Ramsey 50,000lb (22,675kgs) Heavy Duty Hydraulic winches, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Plates, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, a selection of lifting forks and sockets, a heavy duty Tow Bracket, Wheel Stands and an X type wheel lifting frame. The attractive bodywork with wardrobe lockers was finished, at RBS in Kidderminster.

 
 
   


 

  TRS HU17-8/42
JRB Towing


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  TRS HU17-8/42 Iveco Stralis
JRB Towing


Caught on camera an Iveco Stralis with a TRS ‘Thunderlift’ kit attached to the chassis, on its way to the customer’s body builder of choice, Recovery Bodywork Systems of Kidderminster Worcestershire and being delivered by TRS. Alpha Recovery of Cramlington, Northumberland had purchased the TRS HU17-08\42 Heavy Underlift system some months before and were waiting for the chassis to arrive. The Stralis was delivered directly from Iveco toTRS (Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd) of Fishponds Bristol where the kit was securely attached to the chassis, for transport purposes. The kit included, as well as a 4.2 metre reach, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Plates, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, a selection of lifting forks and sockets, a heavy duty Tow Bracket and Wheel Stands. Alpha’s Michael Burke adds ‘We initially planned for a lift and tow system but this was such good value we decided to have a lot of extra equipment, and yet still stayed within our budget. We then have the bodywork so it’s not over yet. One thing I do know is that having installed quite a few TRS Underlift systems, Martin O’Toole [RBS] will do an excellent job with the installation and bodywork, so the whole project is in safe hands’.

 
 
   


 

  TRS HU17-8/42 Scania 143
Field Services


The TRS HU17-08\42 Heavy Underlift system bought as a kit by a Devon operator was Delivered from TRS (Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd) of Fishponds Bristol to Plymouth in Devon where was installed on a very clean Scania 143M-420. The kit included, as well as a 4.2 metre reach, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Plates, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, a selection of lifting forks and sockets, a heavy duty Tow Bracket, Wheel Stands and an X type wheel lifting frame. The attractive bodywork with wardrobe lockers was finished, at their own workshop, in aluminium.

 
 
   


 

  TRS HU17-08/42 Volvo FH12
John Beers 2


The TRS HU17-08/42 Heavy Underlift system bought as a kit by a Northern Ireland operator was collected from TRS (Transportation and Recovery Systems Ltd) of Fishponds Bristol where the kit was loaded onto the customer’s trailer and securely attached, for transport purposes. The kit included, as well as a 4.2 metre reach, an Overhead Winching Boom, dual Winch Mounting Plates, four rear Winch Back ‘D’ shackles, a selection of lifting forks and sockets, a heavy duty Tow Bracket, Wheel Stands and an X type wheel lifting frame.

 
 
   


 

  TRS HU17-08/42Volvo12-420
Manchetts1


Volvo FH 12-420
The TRS HU17-08/42, installed on a Volvo FH12-420 6 x 2 , and with a design capacity of 8,000 kgs at the maximum reach of 4.2 mtrs, includes a power tilt and levelling system. Manchett's specification includes a'Facelift'ballast bumper/grill including new headlights, stiff legs with single winch back shackles, two 30,000lb Superwinch H30 hydraulic winches with winch rope guides and air operated winch rope tensioners. There are a range of lifting forks and an 8 tonne capacity wheel frame, X type which centrally mounts on the crosshead. The body was designed and built by Recovery Bodywork Systems of Kidderminster and includes special LED lighting and low energy interior lights.

 
 
   


 

  TRS HU17-08/42Scania140
Warley1


Scania 140 6 x 4
The TRS HU17-08/42, installed on a beautifully kept 6 x 4 Scania 140, and with a design capacity of 8,000 kgs at the maximum reach of 4.2 mtrs, includes a power tilt and leveling system. Warley’s specification includes stiff legs, two 30,000lb Superwinch H30 hydraulic winches with winch rope guides and air operated winch rope tensioners. There are numerous lifting forks and an 8 tonne capacity wheel frame, X type which centrally mounts on the crosshead.

 
 
   


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