Loadquip has developed a Recovery Tow-Link for a range of mining trucks including; Hitachi (EH3500, EH4500 & EH5000), Komatsu (830E, 860E, 930E & 960E) and Caterpillar (789 & 793), with the ability for other models to be developed on request.
The Recovery Tow-Link (RTL) enables the simple and safe towing of a disabled mining truck with another mining truck of sufficient size. In general no modifications are required to either the towing or towed truck, so any suitable truck can be pulled from production for towing duties on short notice. With a total mass of 2.5 tonnes, the RTL can be installed using a lightweight crane in less than 20 minutes. The device is also available as a Recovery Tow-Link Trailer that can be installed without the use of a crane.