Rotator/Crane Service

In the world of heavy-duty towing and recovery, the rotator crane stands out as a specialized wrecker unit, designed to handle the most challenging and complex tasks with ease. At Central Iowa Towing, we rely on our state-of-the-art rotator cranes to tackle a wide range of towing and recovery operations, providing unmatched versatility and efficiency.

Unraveling the Rotator Crane

The rotator crane is no ordinary towing vehicle; it is a powerful and sophisticated piece of machinery that takes heavy-duty operations to a whole new level. One of its most remarkable features is the rotating boom, capable of an astounding 300-plus-degree rotation. This allows the crane to pick up objects not only from the front but also from the back and sides of the truck, making it an incredibly versatile tool for various recovery scenarios.

A Crane on Wheels

Imagine a crane mounted on wheels, ready to be deployed wherever it is needed. That’s precisely what the rotator crane is – a mobile lifting machine capable of reaching even the most inaccessible areas. Whether it’s a remote accident site or an off-road recovery, the rotator crane’s mobility ensures that it can quickly reach the location, providing prompt and effective assistance.

Lifting Capacity for the Toughest Challenges

The rotator crane’s lifting capacity is a testament to its sheer strength and capability. At Central Iowa Towing, we boast an impressive fleet of rotator cranes, including 50-ton, 40-ton, and 35-ton models, each one equipped to handle a range of heavy objects. From vehicles with wheels to boats, equipment, and even steel coil rolls, the rotator has the power to lift and transport them all.

Versatility in Recoveries

Recovery operations can be unpredictable and require equipment that can adapt to various scenarios. The rotator crane’s versatility comes into play during recoveries, where it excels in safely lifting and removing vehicles from precarious situations. Its precise maneuverability allows our skilled operators to navigate challenging terrains and extricate vehicles stuck in ditches, embankments, or other difficult locations.

Handling Steel Coil Rolls and More

The rotator crane’s capabilities extend to handling heavy industrial loads like steel coil rolls, which can weigh up to several tons. These specialized cargo items demand careful and precise handling, and the rotator crane’s sophisticated engineering ensures that such operations are carried out safely and efficiently.

Addressing “Suicide Loads”

Some cargo items, like steel coil rolls and round posts, are notoriously challenging to transport due to their potential to shift or puncture through the back of a truck, resulting in hazardous situations known as “suicide loads.” However, with the rotator crane’s prowess, we can expertly lift and secure these challenging cargo items, mitigating the risk and ensuring safe transport.


The rotator crane has revolutionized heavy-duty towing and recovery operations, elevating our ability to handle complex tasks with unparalleled precision and efficiency. At Central Iowa Towing, we take pride in our fleet of advanced rotator cranes and the expertise of our skilled operators, who can tackle any towing or recovery challenge that comes their way. Whether it’s a vehicle in distress, industrial equipment, or heavy cargo, our rotator cranes are ready to be deployed, providing the ultimate solution for safe and reliable towing and recovery services.


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