Crouch Recovery MAN

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Derbyshire-based promotional model vehicle specialist Search Impex is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of a 1:50 scale MAN TGX XXL 26.640 (6x4) Euro 6 heavy recovery truck, customised in Crouch Recovery’s silver livery – specially commissioned to celebrate the opening of their new depot at the Ram Jam on the A1.  

Please note :  The model will again be based on a Falkom recovery truck (not Boniface, as per the actual truck).  Crouch Recovery is fully aware of this and accepts there will also be some differences in specification between the model and their actual truck.

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 Crouch Recovery Volvo 8x4 recovery truck, the Crouch Recovery crane and the Crouch Recovery Mercedes Sprinter service van. 

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!  Whilst the filling station is no more, David and his wife, Barbara, have gone on to oversee the evolution of the business into one of the fastest growing recovery operators in the UK and Europe.  Moreover, with their  sons, Adam and Richard, also fully involved in the business, it now embraces three generations of the Crouch family. 

With new, purpose built headquarters 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 Ram Jam is the newest depot to be opened by Crouch Recovery and is so-called because it is situated next door to the historic Ram Jam Inn, sited just off the Great North Road (now better known as the A1).  The inn is derelict and (if not already razed to the ground), is shortly doomed for demolition.  Various claims are made about how the inn came to have such a curious name – check the name out on the internet where there’s plenty to see and read about it. Irrespective of whichever explanation for the name you choose to believe, it will certainly serve as a highly memorable depot name for Crouch Recovery and a highly useful location, opening up access to Lincolnshire. 

With an impressive fleet now in excess of 100 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.   

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 £147 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 www.search-impex.co.uk or call on 01332 873555.

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