How to Build a Tow Truck

Steps to Build a Tow Truck

If you want to build a tow truck, you should assess your skills and knowledge. This is a tough undertaking and it would be better to buy a new tow truck. Building one is a great idea but you should know what you’re doing.

It wouldn’t be a great idea to build a tow truck because you have to rely on the experts. There are many builders out there that you can trust and all you have to do is look around. The internet is the best place to shop around and find the tow truck that you need.

Finding a Manufacturer

You can make this task a lot easier if you search online. There is a wide range of choices in the market and all you have to do is pick one that suits your requirements and needs. You can find small and large trucks, as well as emergency vehicles. If you decide to make a purchase online, you have to make sure that the company ships to your state or country. There are times when the manufacturer caters to a limited number of countries.

What to Do with the Rusty Tow Truck?

If you currently own a tow truck and it’s already rusty, you will have to act immediately. It is possible to shop for a new carrier or you can check with a company that offers customized tow trucks. For instance, if you own a jeep, you can convert it into a usable tow truck that meets your specifications. Find a company that is willing to offer you the best deal in exchange for your hard earned money.

How to Build It

Some individuals are truly gifted and if you love DIY projects, you might be able to build a tow truck. Here are the steps that you can follow:

  • Start by gathering the materials that you need for a couple of months; some parts can be costly and making a one-time purchase is next to impossible. Once you have gathered all the materials, you can now start with the building process.
  • The things have you have to gather include slide, 5th wheel hitch, gooseneck hitch, cab chassis, and many others.
  • Follow the step by step process on how to connect the materials.

With the power of the internet, you can easily find videos and instructions that you can use during the building process. You can’t build the tow truck overnight. It will surely take time especially if you’re also busy at work. If you plan to work on it over the weekend, it will take several weeks or even months. You should be determined, patient, and hard working if you want to work things out. With a budget of around $2,500, you may be able to finish this project.

Tips for Towing a Boat >>

<< The Use of Tow Hooks for Jeep Grand Cherokee


Name: Husain Sallie

Can you please assist me as I need to know step by step on how to build a tow truck.d.i.y

Name: Dwayne hackley

Would really like to know how to build a tow truck correctly.

Name: clement

i own a towing business in south africa. small scale so trying to build my own

Name: Sello

Hi, Can you please send me contact details or addresses where I could get all tow truck accessories in South Africa, Gauteng.

Name: ilya

Vremyani good day, my zovyt Ilya, I'm in Russia, I'm interested in building tow trucks based FREIGHTLINER sidelnogo truck, allegedly Zack Elevator if you obladaeti what or informatseey or drawings to create tow podilites please,

Name: Bhekie

can you pliz send me details of where i can purchase a second hand wrecker in south Africa

Name: cash

I sell used tow trucks and beds / parts Heavy trucks also . container ship

Please enter the sum of 13+2