The rugged, heavy chassis is fabricated from 10 mm thick steel plates that protect the drive unit housed within the front end.
Generously rounded corners at the front minimize chances of impact while maneuvering in tight spaces.
The traction battery is strategically located at the front end to utilize the force of its weight on the front drive wheel and ensure suf???cient traction even when the tow truck pulls the full rated load.
The AC traction motor, gearbox, and polyurethane drive wheel form a well integrated, robust and powerful drive unit for the tow truck.
The brushless AC drive motor offers the benefits of higher energy efficiency, quiet operation, lower heat losses, longer battery life and superior driving control besides being maintenance free.
The AC microprocessor-based programmable MOSFET controller governs the traction system and guarantees a smooth, energy efficient control of the machine.
It allows us to program the machine performance parameters to suit various applications and user requirements.
Instrumentation includes an ignition switch, full function tiller handle for steering, acceleration and forward/reverse direction control, battery discharge indicator,
hour meter, and an emergency stop switch.
A 24V, 320 Ah lead acid battery with a 5-hour rate of discharge is the power source.
A tough, steel door with a toggle lock clamp keeps the battery in place while a roll-out system enables a quick change within minutes.
An electromagnetic brake on the traction motor makes the braking system integral with the drive. By either removing his thumb off the butterfly throttle switch or aking his left foot off the operator-sensing pedal, the driver automatically applies the fail-safe electromagnetic brake, bringing the truck to a stop.
The operator sensing pedal on the floor guarantees safety by disconnecting the drive circuit instantly and applying the brake when the operator takes his left foot off this pedal.
This electromagnetic brake also acts as a fail-safe parking brake even on slopes making the tow truck very safe to drive.
Turning indicator lights
Rear view mirrors
Front crash guard
Front side Airport trolley attachment
For the most energy efficient and safe operation, it is desirable to have the towing bar as close to horizontal as possible. To achieve this condition while
accommodating different vertical positions of the towing device on trolleys, Godrej Tow Trucks have a towing pin bracket that can be set at 3 different vertical positions on the back plate of the chassis.
Further, since the towing pin bracket is bolted to the frame, it is easy to replace it with any other kind of towing attachment that suits your specific needs.
The ???oor board is less than 150 mm (6 inches)off the ground, making it possible to virtually ‘walk’ into or out of the truck. This, along with a spacious operator area is of vital importance when the operator has to get on and off the truck frequently, to hitch or uncouple the trolley(s) from the towing pin.
A cushioned backrest that stretches the full height of the back plate on the chassis provides an excellent support for the operator at all times.
Godrej 2, 5 and 6 Ton Tow Trucks are available in three variants:
Sit-down Rider for transporting goods over longer distances and
Stand-on Rider for shorter runs and for applications where the driver frequently needs to get on and off the truck for performing other activities
While the design principles, powertrain, battery, and control system are essentially the same leading to the same performance parameters, there are differences in the frame construction, the steering system, throttle, and brakes. Drive unit:
The AC traction motor, gearbox, drive axle, and suspension combine to form a strong and harmonized drive train for smooth acceleration and high torque that enables the truck to climb gradients of over 20% without load.
The advanced AC drive motor offers the bene? ts of higher energy ef?ciency, and quiet running.
The microprocessor-based programmable MOSFET controller governs the traction system and guarantees a smooth, energy efficient control of the machine.
Regenerative braking kicks in soon as the operator takes his foot off the accelerator pedal, converting the mechanical energy of motion back into electrical energy stored in the battery. It effectively acts as a brake, thereby reducing use and wear on the drum brakes.
Twin steer wheels at the front distribute the load and prolong tyre life while significantly reducing the effort required to steer the truck.
Sit-down Rider Truck: A tilting, adjustable steering column with conventional steering wheel steers the front wheels through a robust force multiplying mechanism that steers the twin front wheels.
Stand-on Rider Truck: A simple but elegant steering handle directly connected to the steering wheels through a robust linkage, antifriction bearings and universal joint offers easy, low effort steering. The hand grip also serves as an accelerator.
Turning indicator lights
Rear view mirrors
Overhead sun canopy (Sit-down Rider variant only)
Pneumatic tyres with higher ground clearance (Sit-down Rider variant only)
Front crash guard (both variants)
Front side airport attachment (Marketing sanction requirement)
The rugged chassis is fabricated from heavy steel plates that protect the steering and drive systems housed within.
The generously rounded front of the truck makes turning in tight spaces safe and easy.
The traction battery is strategically located close to the rear, driven axle to utilize the force of its weight on the drive axle and ensure sufficient traction even when the tow truck pulls the full rated load.
While the Sit-down Rider version has a high mounted seat to allow the driver a clear field of vision, the Stand on Rider truck has a footstep just 280 mm (11 inches) high to make the easy step in and step off easy and effortless.
For the most energy efficient and safe operation, it is desirable to have the towing bar as close to horizontal as possible. To achieve this condition while accommodating different vertical positions of the towing device on trolleys, Godrej Tow Trucks have a towing pin bracket that can be set at 3 different vertical positions on the back plate of the chassis.
Further, since the towing pin bracket is bolted to the frame, it is easy to replace it with any other kind of towing attachment that suits your specific needs better.