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Why the Cheapest Winch Trucks May Cost You More in the Long Run

Winch trucks are indispensable in a variety of industries from oilfield operations, to running a tow truck business. If you’re employed in a business where winch trucks are standard equipment, you probably already have personal experience with the old adage that states that “time is money,” and this is particularly true in the oilfields. It is also true, however, that malfunctions resulting in the damage and even the destruction of valuable equipment is more costly than taking the time to ensure that things are done correctly. For instance, cutting corners on winch trucks may end up costing you more in the long run. Here’s why:

Reliability Matters

The failure to adequately transport essential equipment to oilfield operations can delay production  to the tune of thousands of dollars per hour. Whether you’re moving equipment between oilfields, or within the same oilfield, the winch plays an integral role in the safety of the operation.   Some of this equipment weighs up to several tons, and the last thing you want or need is a mishap due to not having a top-quality winch truck.

For maximum reliability, always go with the winch truck that has the most pulling power — it’s always more advantageous to have more power than you actually need to do the job at hand than not enough. It’s also important to know your truck’s capabilities before beginning a lifting or moving task.

Working in Sand, Mud and Water

One of the hazards of working in environments with significant sand, mud or water is that these conditions can damage the internal components of the winch, which can cause serious malfunctions  resulting in damage and loss of revenue. Top quality internal components that resist environmental wear and tear will cost you more initially, but you’ll save serious sums of money in the long run, and spare yourself the aggravation of breakdowns along the way.

The point at which many accidents and malfunctions occur is in the mounting mechanism. he winch truck must be  equipped with a strong mounting mechanism because  a winch is only as good as its weakest part, so always go for the best possible quality every time.

The Tiger General Advantage

At Tiger General LLC, we’ve been supplying oilfields with top quality trucks since 1925. Not only do we provide the best available quality of both new and used winch trucks and other equipment, we also provide stellar after-sale support for all of our customers. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience for more information on getting the winch truck that best suits your individual needs and preferences.