24/7 Vehicle Recovery Service and Storage Facility
Harts Recovery provides a quality breakdown service to clients by providing them with the professional care they deserve. We are situated in Portland, Dorset with excellent links around the South West road network Get in touch today to learn more about our Recovery Service and Storage Facility
There When You Need Us Most
The mission at Harts Recovery is simple:
to provide an efficient, high-quality service without drama. We go above and beyond to deliver when you need us most. Breakdowns are stressful especially when you have a tight deadline to meet. For emergency assistance or general enquiries, get in touch today.
AREAS OF COVERAGE
Harts Recovery can transport you and your vehicle to any destination in the United Kingdom and Europe.
LOCAL RECOVERY SERVICE
Operating from our base in Portland we can attend local incidents in 15 minutes and Dorchester in 25 minutes. Bridport, Yeovil and Ringwood can be reached in the hour.
UK AND EUROPEAN COVERAGE
Recovery to Nationwide and European destinations can be achieved by working with our network of preferred recovery agents. Our location in Dorset is ideal for Poole, Southampton and Portsmouth Ferry terminals.
PROFESSIONAL RECOVERY SERVICES
What We Provide
You can count on Harts Recovery to not only meet, but exceed all your needs and expectations. We are equipped to recover all types of private and commercial vehicles up to a weight of 50 tonnes. We also have the knowledge and specialist equipment required to recover buses and coaches. Learn more about the services we provide below, and let us know if you’d like to know more about a specific offering.
CAR AND VAN RECOVERY
Full Lift Capability
Our DAF LF tilt & slide transporter can recover cars and light vans up to a weight of 3.5 tonnes. The vehicle has an exceptional turning circle and can manoeuvre in areas where there is little or no space. A sliding winch is fitted to enable vehicles to be recovered where ever they may be. Wheel dollies allow vehicles to be moved regardless if the wheels are turning. A towing attachment means we will never leave your trailer or caravan behind.
Harts Recovery - There When You Need Us Most!
LIGHT PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL RECOVERY
27 Feet Extendable Bed and Crane
Our Mercedes 1820 Accident Unit is an exceptionally well-equipped vehicle having previously served on a Police accident scheme before coming to Harts Recovery.
The vehicle weighs 18 tonnes and is fitted with a tilting slide bed allowing recovery of cars, horseboxes, vans, minibuses, campers and motorhomes. The bed can carry up to 5.5 tonnes and can be extended to accommodate vehicles up to a length of 27ft (8 meters).
A Ramsey super winch makes light work of loading vehicles unable to move under their own power.
The vehicle is also equipped with a spectacle lift rated at 2 tonnes allowing recovery of a second vehicle. This allows easy transportation of a towing vehicle and its trailer or caravan. A ball tow hitch ensures all eventualities can be accommodated should the need arise.
A Pesci crane enables full recovery of a vehicle regardless of the situation it may be in. The crane has a maximum lift of 8 tonnes at 2 meters and 1.8 tonnes at
The Mercedes 1820 Accident Unit is a vehicle built to deal with all manner of eventualities. Whatever predicament you may find yourself in contact us if you require emergency assistance or wish to find out more.
RECOVERY SERVICE FOR HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Harts Recovery is committed to getting the job done, especially when it comes to this service. You can count on us to be professional, timely, efficient and make sure you’re satisfied every step of the way.
Our British built ERF Heavy Recovery vehicle was originally designed for use at Heathrow Airport and used to recover aircraft tugs. It is fitted with twin 30 ton winches and a 13.5 ton under-lift unit. The vehicle has a gross train weight of 65 tonnes allowing it to recovery the heaviest articulated vehicles on our roads today. This is our standard heavy commercial lift and tow recovery vehicle.
24 HOUR COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN ASSISTANCE
There When You Need Us Most
If your car breaks down, it’s an inconvenience. If your commercial vehicle breaks down, it can have a real impact on your business. So at Harts Recovery we provide 24 hour commercial breakdown assistance to run alongside our recovery service. Our aim is to get you moving as quickly as possible. Our breakdown assistance van has on board air compressor and 24 volt jump start facility. We have replacement air and ABS lines, suspension air bags, brake chambers and mudguards for trucks and trailers. We also carry repair kits for air lines, electrical consumables and other items intending to get you on the move again. Harts Recovery gives you peace of mind that should your commercial vehicle break down, we’re there for you 24/7, 365 days a year.
We have a 1500 square meter secure compound at our base in Portland.
This allows us to offer storage facilities to caravans, motorhomes, horse-boxes and trailered boats.
Storage is situated on hard standing and within a secure compound. We offer both long and short-term storage.
Our yard has excellent access and is situated only 500 meters from the public slipway at Castletown. Ideal for launching trailer mounted boats and ribs.
We offer three storage rates dependant on overall length of the item being stored.
24 HOUR SERVICE
We live in a busy commercial environment where goods are transported around the UK and Europe 24 hours a day. More companies are making use of lighter traffic volumes and faster travel times possible during night hours.
Unfortunately breakdowns occur when you least expect so we operate a 24 hour service, 365 days a year. No matter what the time, if you require assistance call us and we will be there.
Day or Night
PAYING FOR YOUR RECOVERY SERVICE
Paying for your recovery service couldn't be simpler
PAY AS YOU GO
I-Zettle Mobile Card Reader
For customer convenience we carry a mobile card reader so payment can be made following completion of service. The iZettle Reader takes chip and PIN and contactless payments from all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, as well as payments through Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Payments can be taken anywhere and anytime using a mobile phone signal or wireless network.
RECOVERY SERVICE ON ACCOUNT
Pre-arranged Company Account
Having a pre-arranged account with Harts Recovery means you have one less thing to worry about should the unexpected happen. As we already have your details on file, all we need is one phone call telling us where you are and and we will be on our way. If your stranded vehicle is further afield we'll arrange for one of our preferred recovery partners to attend your breakdown. You can leave the worrying to us, enabling you to can get on with more important things like running your business.