The book presents a practical explanation of the basic principles of efficient commercial vehicle crash recovery operations. Equipment required for the various recovery operations is described under the following sections - air bags; ropes, wires and chains; tackles; snatch blocks; rough ideas on rough terrain; winching; towing; recovery vehicles; tankers; equipment and devices; derrick cranes; and, safety and legislation. Appendices also contain additional useful information on the hazchem card for vehicles carrying dangerous cargoes, the Hazchem code, wire rope table of allowable loads, and a chassis selector chart for recovery vehicles. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Butterworth and Company Publishers Limited

    88 Kingsway
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Grice, R J
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00163177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM