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Derbyshire-based promotional model vehicle specialist Search Impex is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of a 1:50 scale DAF XG 530 (6x4) Falkom heavy recovery truck, customised in Crouch Recovery’s livery.  

Please note :  Whilst the model will based on a Falkom recovery truck (as per the actual truck), there will still be some differences in specification between the model and the actual truck. Crouch Recovery is fully aware of and accepts this.

The models will be produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Models as a certificated Limited Edition and follow on from the earlier sell-out releases of the Volvo 8x4 recovery truck, the LTM 1090 crane, the Mercedes Sprinter service van and the MAN 6x4 heavy recovery truck. 

Based in the Leicestershire village of Kibworth Harcourt, Crouch Recovery was established in 1948 by George (known as Old Jack) and Mary Jane Crouch.  The husband and wife team ran a small local filling station which also offered a vehicle recovery service – something which, at that time, was unique to the area.  For the next 20 years or so, the business grew steadily and in the 1970’s, they were joined by their son, David who helped his parents with the day to day running of the filling station.  David, however, took a particularly active interest in developing the recovery side of the business – something which, as evidenced by today’s operation, proved to be a sound strategic decision!  Adam, David’s son, joined the business in 2000 and is the Company’s Managing Director. He has overseen the evolution of the business into one of the fastest growing recovery operators in the UK and Europe.  Moreover, with Adam’s nephew Kian now involved in the business, it now embraces four generations of the Crouch family. 

With purpose-built headquarters and fleet workshop just a stone’s throw away from the site of the original filling station (the buildings and recovery yard of which still remain owned and used by the business), Crouch Recovery now operates a 24 / 7 control room to manage breakdown and recovery requests.  Now operating from 7 depots, the Company’s “home territory” covers the whole of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire but extends the length and breadth of the UK and into Europe via a strong network of compliant agents.  And being based in the Midlands has the added geographical advantage of allowing quick access to routes to the rest of the UK, as well as across to the Continent.  

The DAF recovery truck is not only one of the very latest trucks to be put into service by Crouch Recovery, but is also the first DAF XG and the first Falkom recovery truck in the Crouch fleet.  Based at Crouch Recovery’s Bardon, Coalville depot, the new DAF is within easy reach of the M1 at Leicester and from there, other major arterial roads around the East Midlands.

With an impressive fleet now in excess of 200 vehicles ranging from heavy recovery trucks, mobile cranes and heavy duty low loaders, through to on & off road winching gear, light recovery trucks and a fleet of 24 hour service vans, Crouch Recovery is able to deploy the correct equipment to deal with any given situation.  

Perhaps best known for heavy recovery services, the Company regularly features in the Channel 5 documentary “Trucking Hell” which provides a good insight into the nature of the work and the difficulties faced by specialist recovery operators. The show goes from strength to strength and they have just finished filming season 7.   

Any collectors wishing to reserve a model should register their interest with Search Impex as soon as possible and provide their contact details. The models are expected to be priced around £161 each (including UK delivery & VAT). We do NOT require any deposit payment. We will simply notify you as soon as the model is available and only at that time will we require payment in full. 

For details of availability of this and other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website at or call on 01332 873555.

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