One factor determining the type of tow someone will need is the size of their vehicle. There is a significant difference between towing a normal-sized car versus an oversize tow. Larger vehicles typically require either more or specialized equipment to execute an oversized tow safely. Continue reading to learn what kind of vehicles require an oversize tow and how to know if you need one.

Definition of an Oversized Vehicle

An oversized vehicle is defined as a vehicle or connection of vehicles that exceeds a set size and weight. Oversized vehicles also usually have tandem or tridem axles. Tandem axles have two sets of axles per section, one in front of the other. Tridem axles have three sets of axles per section, each in front of the other. Multiple axles allow a vehicle to hold and transport more weight. If you have more than two axles on your vehicle, you might consider getting an oversized tow.

How Large are Oversized Vehicles?

Oversized vehicles are over 25 feet in length, 80 inches in width, and 82 inches in height. Typically a vehicle is considered oversized if it has a capacity of 35,000 pounds or more. Common types of oversized vehicles include semi-trucks, RVs, school buses, large boats, heavy-duty construction machines, and more. If you aren’t sure if your vehicle qualifies as oversized, contact Massey Towing and Truck Service for assistance. 

How to Know if You Need an Oversize Tow

You may need an oversize tow if your vehicle is larger than eight-and-a-half feet wide or if it exceeds other length or weight measurements of a standard size vehicle. Oftentimes these types of oversized loads or vehicles require additional equipment, people, and/or cars to carry out the process of transporting an oversized vehicle. If you don’t have prior experience with heavy-duty towing, it’s best to leave it to professionals and hire a company to perform the tow safely. 

Heavy-Duty Towing in Fort Worth and Dallas, TX

If you need an oversize tow in North Central Texas, Massey Towing and Truck Service can help. We offer 24/7 service to the Dallas and Fort Worth areas and specialize in towing big-rig vehicles such as tractor trailers, RVs, construction equipment, boats, and more. Get in touch with us today to schedule heavy-duty towing with local experts.