Glasgow-based recovery specialist M8 Recovery is known for its high-profile heavy recovery vehicles, but the company provides recovery services for all sizes of vehicle, including cars and vans.
To support the recovery of cars, M8 has recently added this very smart Mercedes-Benz Vito to its fleet. Liveried up with the firm’s trademark logo, it’s impossible to miss and makes a great first impression with customers.
The van is an extra-long Vito 116CDI with a crew cab body that can carry four passengers in addition to the driver. The load area has been fitted with a Compact Recovery Trailer by Oldham-based Intertrade Engineering UK. It’s a similar setup to that used by the AA and RAC patrol vans, which also carry fold-out towing dollies.
“Our vehicles are the visible face of the business when they’re out on the road, or attending a breakdown,” said Mr McManus, who founded his business in 2000 and is known throughout the recovery industry as ‘Junior’. “We take great care to make sure they are always clean and smartly turned out.
“The Vito makes for a great towing vehicle, too,” he continued. “Its uprated axle ratings and gross train weight of 5.5 tonnes mean we can lift and recover even large cars with no problem, while the rear-wheel drive set-up means traction is never lacking.”
M8 Recovery runs a fleet of 40 vehicles, ranging from vans to heavy trucks, and works across the Central Belt of Scotland and beyond, recovering broken-down cars, commercial vehicles, buses and coaches. The company is an active supporter of many local charities, raising funds for worthy causes including the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.