EMPL recovery vehicles – always the right choice!


The Austrian truck body specialist EMPL is regarded as an all-rounder in the field of rescue and recovery. EMPL is known for meeting the highest requirements, current product innovations and the implementation of individual customer requests in all areas. Between 50 and 90 BISONs are shipped to customers all over the world every year.

Clever, customised systems, well-thought-out concepts and ongoing product optimisation have made EMPL the market leader in the field of heavy-duty recovery vehicles for many years. In light of these positive developments and growing demand, production capacity was significantly increased in late 2019 by building a new production workshop at the Kaltenbach site to manufacture special-purpose vehicles for these applications. The vehicle supplied to the company De Martini Pannen- und Bergungsdienst in January is just one of many examples of the company’s product innovation and individuality.

A Scania R730 V8 chassis forms the basis for the new customer vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with a 24 t main winch and another 15 t winch on the main boom. An additional 10 t winch is mounted on the support frame with an extension at the side (in the direction of travel) and a hydraulic support. The main and knuckle booms as well as the extension and the winches can be operated with a radio remote control. The recovery boom has a double extension that can be extended up to 6 m. The knuckle boom cylinder and the lifting cylinder are finished with a chromium-nickel coating for protection against corrosion and stone impact. Ballast weights with a total weight of 3.2 t mounted behind and underneath the cab transfer the weight to the front axles during the towing process.

The customised storage boxes, which accommodate all towing utensils (lifting forks, bolts, towing bar, etc.), winch accessories (shackles, chains, pulleys, etc.), work equipment (rescue equipment package, traffic cones, beacons, etc.) and other accessories (cable reel, telescopic ladder, tool box, lifting cushions, etc.), are made completely from stainless steel and are equipped with a handrail with integrated lighting. Double keyhole rails for adjustable storage compartments, storage trays, an extra storage arm on the main boom, swivelling storage compartments and numerous holders ensure ample storage space.

An extending flyer, work lights, surround lighting and reversing cameras guarantee safe, prudent working and add to the powerful look of the robust vehicle.

EMPL: advantage through progress!

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