It’s ‘like for like’ again, as Car Recovery chooses Dyson Hydraloaders
It takes one to know one – which explains why the latest additions to the fleet of Car Recovery are the work of specialist bodybuilder Roger Dyson Group.
The Surrey-based operator is a sister company to automotive body repairer and painter Medcalf & Co (Coachbuilders) which, after more than 60 years in business, enjoys a well-earned reputation for turning out vehicles that are finished to the highest standards.
Car Recovery recognises the same qualities of manufacturing integrity and craftsmanship in the Roger Dyson Group product range. “I bought my first recovery truck from Roger 20 years ago,” says Managing Director Chris Medcalf, “and I know I can always rely on his equipment to be well presented and simple to operate, as well as reliable and durable.”
The latest to emerge from Roger Dyson factory in Droitwich, Worcestershire, were two Hydraloader HR3000 La (Low approach) steel slidebeds with independent second vehicle lifts.
The 3,000kg capacity Hydraloaders are mounted on 7.5-tonne MAN TGLs with day cabs. Mr Medcalf explains: “Both are late second-hand chassis and immaculate. We removed the original bodies ourselves – one was a curtainsider, the other a box – and I reckon the money I saved by buying pre-owned chassis went a long towards meeting the cost of the new slideback bodies.”
Operating from the company’s headquarters in Chertsey, these two units are now performing general recovery duties for an impressive portfolio of customers that includes Surrey Police – Car Recovery is responsible for retrieving stolen and abandoned vehicles, and those involved in accidents, in the north-west of the county.
Roger Dyson is also currently building a third vehicle for Car Recovery. The Hydraloader HR5000 SLa (Super-Low approach) will be covered and used for collecting and delivering cars – many of them valuable classics – that undergo work in Medcalf & Co’s own workshops.
The Hydraloader’s 5,000kg aluminium deck will be mounted on a 12-tonne Mercedes-Benz Atego chassis, again a late used model, while the SLa slideback’s market-leading load angle of just 4.9 degrees means it can be used to transport ground-hugging sportscars with no risk of damage to their front and rear skirts during loading.
“Medcalf & Co is an approved repairer for several premium automotive brands and one of only a handful of companies in the UK equipped to carry out aluminium, high tensile steel and carbon composite structural repairs,” continues Mr Medcalf.
“So we know all about build quality and engineering integrity – and that’s exactly what we get from Roger Dyson’s equipment.”Back to News & Events