Vehicle Recovery Tool (VRT)
Safest Method for Pulling Disabled Vehicles
PHIL's patent pending Vehicle Recovery Tool (VRT®) is the safest, most stable way of towing a disabled vehicle within a mine site enivronemnt. The VRT can be used in conjunction with a PHIL Lowboy Trailer, or used independently. When used with a Lowboy Trailer, it acts as a "jeep" or intermediate between the prime mover and the Lowboy Trailer. By utilizing the VRT in this way, it provides additional loading capacity to a Lowboy Trailer, spreading out the weight being carried by the prime mover and the trailer tires, while allowing a greater load to be hauled by the Lowboy Trailer.
When being used as a towing device, the VRT pivots upwards and attaches to the front tow bumper of the disabled vehicle, lifting the vehicles front tires off the ground. Because the VRT has four tires of its own, the weight of the disabled vehicle is being handled by both the prime mover as well as the VRT without the need of a counterweight on the prime mover. With the wheelbase of the VRT similar to that of the prime mover, the unmatched added stability helps to keep the prime mover firmly planted on the ground.
- Evenly distributed load between VRT and Prime Mover
- No Counterweight
- Quick, Safe & Easy to hook up and disconnect
- Uses standard Caterpillar brakes
- Constructed of high-strength steel
- No load on hydraulic system when in "transport" mode
- Can be pulled with a haul truck or a track type tractor or wheel loader
Lowboy - VRT
|Maximum Capacity Pulled
|Track Type Tractors