Choosing the Right Tow Truck for Your Business

Freightliner Trucks
Severe Duty Newsletter
Towing, transport, recovery, and road service jobs require tough operators and tough trucks. And Freightliner has three towing and recovery truck platforms to choose from. Freightliner’s broad range of trucks, power plants, and options lets you choose one that’s just right for your business.

M2 106

The M2 106 offers 200–350 HP, up to 1,150 lb-ft of torque, and a GVWR of up to 56,000 lb. It can be configured with a variety of exhaust packages and three different cab styles to suit your business needs, including a 106″ BBC Day Cab, 132″ BBC Extended Cab, and 154″ BBC Crew Cab. It can be configured with clear frame rails and a SmartPlex® electrical system to make upfit a breeze.


The 114SD packs more power than the M2 106 with 260–505 HP, up to 1,850 lb-ft of torque, and a GVW of 92,000 lb. It comes standard with the Detroit® DD13® engine, optimized mid-chassis packaging, and a strategically mounted aftertreatment system. You have the option of two front axle configurations (the 31″ set-forward axle and 48” set-back axle), and three cab configurations (day cab, extended cab, and crew cab with set-back axle).


Then there’s the toughest of them all: the 122SD. This truck has 350–600 HP, up to 2,050 lb-ft of torque, a GVW of 92,000 lb., and a max GCW of 210,000 lb. It is designed for big jobs and brutal conditions with a wide cab for improved interior space, a wheel cut up to 50 degrees, and an optional 1,700-square-inch radiator. Like the 114SD, it has the option of a set-back or set-forward axle, and many different cab configurations, including a day cab, mid-roof, mid-roof XT, and raised roof up to 70 inches.

No matter which cab you choose, all Freightliner towing and recovery models are built to provide years of dependable service and keep operators comfortable and productive. To learn more, visit our towing and recovery truck segment.

A Freightliner 122SD Heavy Wrecker.