Econic tows stranded cars from narrow Paris roads.
With over two million inhabitants and around 50 million tourists every year, inner-city traffic in Paris rarely comes to a halt. Unless forced to do so when stranded cars block the roads. Then the narrow inner-city streets and alleys quickly get congested. For the breakdown recovery services in the French capital this means: act fast! and be flexible. Because very often there is no space for extensive manoeuvring in the labyrinth of Parisian streets that are often over-crowded. A truck with compact dimensions and enough power to tow stranded vehicles is in great demand there. In other words: the Econic.
At the scene of a breakdown fast.
Jige International, a renowned manufacturer of equipment for road recovery has converted an Econic 1830 4x2 into a tow truck for the breakdown recovery team of a Parisian company. Thanks to the 5.10 m long wheelbase and PowerShift transmission, the agile Econic can reach the scene of a breakdown through narrow and over-crowded streets with ease. The 6-cylinder inline OM 936 engine with 7.7 l displacement and 219 kW/299 hp ensures that the truck can transport heavy loads reliably. The Econic tow truck can load up to three cars onto its two-level tipper platform.
Breakdown assistance is teamwork.
The spacious cab of the Econic provides enough room for up to four occupants. This is of benefit to the breakdown recovery service for two reasons. In the case of an operation offering immediate help, when a stranded vehicle is to be made roadworthy on site, all of the necessary technical help can be taken to the scene.
If the Econic is called to tow a vehicle, it doesn't just take the faulty vehicle but also the driver and passengers to the next workshop – a super service for stranded car drivers.