When you think of specialized vehicles, you most often think of a police car, an ambulance or even a fire truck. A specialized work vehicle however, can be just about anything designed to do a certain task. So basically if it has a specific purpose, it can be used as a specialized work vehicle. Now that obviously encompasses a wide array of tasks and a large spectrum of things. One thing all specialized work vehicles have in common is their equipment. The equipment is what separates a special vehicle from your everyday stock one. Whether it’s used for clearing snow or towing a car, it needs a unique set of components in order to operate the way it was intended to. In the case of a tow truck, it obviously needs a flat bed and a winch or a crane for instance. The good thing is that these days you don’t need to purchase a purpose built vehicle for most tasks. You can instead just buy the add-on (or accessory) needed, simply bolt it on to your truck and get on with the task in hand. Now obviously there are rules and regulations dictating what you can and can’t do, and rules regarding the equipment but if you do your research you should know all of that stuff beforehand, avoiding any possible law infringements.
The most obvious add-on you can get for your truck is the snow plow. There’s a lot of purpose built trucks just for that alone, but they’re mostly used for commercial purposes. Today buying an attachment snow plow for your truck is easy, if not even relatively affordable. When doing so, you want to check a few things however. First of all, make sure it complies with all regulations. It can’t exceed a certain height and width, and all of that depends on your state. You also want to buy one that’s easy to attach and detach. You certainly don’t want to spend your entire day fiddling with the snow plow.
Something not many people consider is the lighting needed. Whether you’re using the snow plow for commercial purposes or for your own, you always want to do it as safely as possible. As it’s a specialized vehicle you will need specialized lighting. If it’s legal to attach a yellow light or something similar warning other people you should most definitely do it. Because it’s winter however, it’s only logical to expect reduced visibility. It’s vital you get an efficient lighting system, something like a high-output dual burning system for instance. It’s both reliable and more than adequate for the job at hand.
Now the next thing on this list is probably only going to serve for a few people as it’s not intended for everyone, but it is important. The salt spreader has a crucial role in keeping the road safe. As with the snow plow, these days you can purchase one to attach to the back of your truck and do it yourself but only do it if it’s for personal use (unless you have a permit to do it commercially). It’s bound to carry less salt than a large truck designed for that use alone, but it’s lighter and you can cover more ground quicker.