Many a times people who own a small to medium sized flatbed tow truck wonder whether it is worth the investment and time. If you do some serious shopping around you will find that flatbed trailers are definitely worth the money and effort put into acquiring them. There are many differences between flatbed and tow trailers. DIfference between these two is usually the safety provided for your vehicle. Flatbed tow vehicles are generally safer than other wheel lift tow vehicles.
The need to tow your car is not much different for a flatbed towing vehicle than it is for wheel lift towing trailers. The trailer will be assisting the car to be moved instead of taking the car on its own. When moving a car with a flatbed tow truck, the weight of the towed vehicle is evenly distributed over its wheels. This ensures that the vehicle is better protected when being to towed rather than towing a trailer that is carrying heavier loads.
Towing heavier vehicles like this require a higher winch height and more powerful motor to tow. This results in a cost increase for all vehicles towing heavier weights. A flatbed tow truck uses a winch system that allows the towing vehicle to raise the winch as the towing distance increases. There are many different brands of winches on the market and the quality and warranty for these winches ranges from poor to great. It is important to make sure that you do enough research on any winch you are considering for your towing needs.