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    Got lettering on new truck. Turned out nice. Thank you to Sign Design and Tom Wide. He has done all of our trucks and various other signs around the store. Thanks again Tom.
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    Thanks for watching as always LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE the HECK out of this video! ▻Support my channel-paypal.me/plazatowing (copy into your browser) ▻Email Me Here- tbutzlaff@g...
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    I think I went a week without signing on and came back to a new layout.
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    One of a kind tow truck crane combo! 2010 KW T800 Twin steer ISX 550 - 18 speed 40000 FRT axle 46000 rear axle 4.30 rears on air fully loaded interior smart wheel leather Sunroof 11R24.5 Rubber on aluminium 92,000 miles will change in use daily 2016 Dangelo’s Custom built 35 ton with 50000 under reach aluminium boxes strobes. 2010 Fassi F410A. with Jib 40’ reach without Jib 74’ horizontal 84’ vertical with jib. with remote (I cannot get load chart to load on here email me and I can send you the load lift chart) This truck will tow anything!! with the twin axes and the crane on it front end it does not budge with extra heavy weight on her. Great for recovery or lifting unloading trailers To build this truck like this new will cost over 500K Low mileage super clean never in an accident Asking 265,000 truck is in NJ Call 973-386-9866 or charlie@candltowing.com
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    Ha, new truck is in the heated shop all shiny & warm away from the salted roads. This is the 2001 550 4x4. Love the new truck but not ready to have it get all dirty yet:).
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    2013 Ford F450, Miller 440 Self-Loader, 16,500 LB GVWR, 4,000 LB Underlift, 8,000 LB. Winch, Clutch Pump PTO, 97,470 Miles, Triton V10, Automatic, In-Cab LED Lightbar, AM/FM/CD Radio, 40-20-40 Vinyl Seating, A/C, Cruise, Power Windows and Locks, Power Mirrors, (2) Side Boxes. Located in Illinois, call us at 815.725.4400 I-UTTDEB81267-411
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    This is how will do it in the A Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
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    As I see it, it's not worth the taking a chance as there may already be an issue. Also, the bearings in the dollies will likely heat up and fail on such a long trip. I suggest you confirm this is an AWD model, it's about 50/50 chance it is only FWD. Been There Done That...
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    3-28-06 Received a call from Middleboro Police to respond to Rte. 44 in Middleboro for a TT unit rolled over dumping 30 tons of peastone on the roadway. We responded with all the neccessary equipment to do the job as you see. Sorry for more pictures we couldn't help it. Everyone seems to like them so I will keep posting. danielswt said: im really enjoying seeing all of these great recovery pic's. were you removing the fuel tank with the cut off wheel? Hookrite said: Yall must have a full time pic taker great job keep-em comingCurtis We don't charge a arm and a leg we just want your TOES Mr Waialae Chevron: What are you guys cutting by the hydraulic tank? Nice work! Here's to mud in your eye. Barney BigWheelRecovery said: no we are cutting the step off so it dont dig into the fuel tank had one go into tank before ;;..''''////////// git r towed said: You guys really amaze me. Thanks for pictures, nice work....John
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    12-18-03 Received a call from Mass State Police for us to respond imediately to Rte 24S/S of exit 13 for a rolled over tractor and dump TT unit that hit the guardrail and rolled over losing its entire load of gravel. The guardrail was jammed between the fuel tank and the cab of the truck. We had to bring in 2 rotators to lift the truck and trailer straight up off the guardrail to prevent the tank from rupturing. If the tank ruptured the fuel would have gone into the wetlands just below the accident scene and into the stream. We also cut a large section of the guardrail away to remove the trailer.
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    2018 Peterbilt 337, Jerr-Dan 22’ Steel Wide Lo-Profile Carrier, 26,000 LB. GVWR, Paccar PX-7, Allison 6-Speed Push Button Automatic, Dumpable Rear Suspension, 8,000 LB. Winch, 3,500 LB. Wheellift, Federal Signal Legend LED Lightbar, LED Worklights and Winch Lightbar, (2) 48” Toolboxes, AM/FM/CD/SXM with USB Input and Bluetooth, Power Windows and Locks, Heated 4-Way Power Mirrors, Air Ride Drivers Seat. Located in Illinois, call us at 815.725.4400 for more information. I-NTTJM482264-411
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    I thought It started with a H.......................Hotlanta
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    TowMate has officially secured the 5 year extension to the exemption allowing use of wireless tow lights as of yesterday, February 13, 2018, after months of working with the FMCSA. You can read the official posting in the Federal Registrar here and print a copy for your drivers to have on hand if confronted. As always, TowMate includes a complimentary copy with each set of wireless tow lights that are shipped. If you have further questions relating to this issue, you can contact me at canderson@towmate.com. Thank you for your continued support! Chris Anderson VP - TowMate, LLC.
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    when I tried to sign in to tow411 it brought me to this new section....and here I am
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    We received this call for an oil truck with approx. 500 gals of oil that found a soft spot in a driveway. Having been to the house before, I knew it was a tight driveway so I brought my littlest heavy wrecker out there. I 3 parted the line to pop it out of the hole it sank in. He made it about 5 feet from where he got stuck and couldn't get traction, so I ran a 2 part line to get him back to more solid ground.
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    Serving Long Island region of New York 631-654-8811
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    I hand out mouse pads. Just about everyone uses a computer.
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    image: https://barnfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1940-Dodge-Front-View-Modified.jpg image: https://barnfinds.com/wp-includes/images/blank.gif By Jeff Bennett If you spend any time surfing craigslist for your next hole to throw money down, you’ve undoubtedly seen that big trucks are becoming popular. With increased numbers of them being offered at prices that are temptingly low, medium and heavy duty trucks seem to be catching the eye of value conscious shoppers. In their day, these trucks may have seemed large. However, this illusion goes away when one of these old timers is parked next to what today passes for a 1/2 ton pickup. Faithful reader Fred H. has discovered a great example of a big truck at what might be a reasonable amount of money. This fascinating 1940 Dodge wrecker can be found on craigslist in Vermont, but the seller strangely hasn’t stated a price. While the ad is sparse, this old work horse may end up being a real bargain if you are a savvy negotiator. image: https://barnfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1940-Dodge-Drivers-Side-View-Modified.jpg Dodge trucks from the immediate prewar period have exactly the right Art Deco looks. This truck has that perfect combination of curves and straights, and the look is enhanced by a wrecker body that blends well with the original styling of the cab and chassis. The gentle curve downward to a bob tail enhances the looks of this heavy hauler. The stainless rail that follows the line of the body is like a cherry on top. image: https://barnfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1940-Dodge-Rear-View-Modified.jpg Unfortunately, not everyone will fall as in love with the wrecker mechanism in the back. My guess is that it could be removed without too much fuss. You could argue that it would be a sin to separate the mechanism from the bed. Not many prewar wreckers have survived. Dodge made thousands of wreckers during the war, and many were sold by the U.S. Army as surplus after the conflict ended. Why would a service station keep an older one that was likely worked to death through the war years if a newer one could be bought for peanuts? Furthermore, wrecker bodies were often transferred to newer trucks when the old one was too worn out to continue. image: https://barnfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1940-Dodge-Passenger-Side-View-Modified.jpg Thankfully this truck has escaped that fate. It may be well worn, but nearly all of the mechanical parts are still available through aftermarket vendors. Powered by the familiar MOPAR flathead six cylinder that was known for its low end torque, this brute has been treated to a recent valve job. Despite this, the seller says nothing about the engine running or its condition. The flat tire on the passenger side rear outside rim probably answers that for us. image: https://barnfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1940-Dodge-Winch-630x473.jpg For being a Vermont truck, it seems that rust isn’t a big problem. Since they were made for work not play, trucks like this one were built of heavier gauge steel. In an era before cowboy Cadillacs hauling personal watercraft to the lake, trucks like this one were Clint Eastwood tough. Heavy springs and granny gears ruled the day. image: https://barnfinds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1940-Dodge-Interior-View-630x473.jpg Inside, the interior looks to be remarkably well preserved. No rust is visible in either the dash or the floor. A heater is present, as is a finger chopper fan. Even the steering wheel looks free from cracking. For those of you who have never driven such a truck, the steering wheel is big for a reason. There was no power steering fitted to these trucks. This is how you got an upper body workout back in the day. The only thing wrong here is the lack of an asking price. It is almost if the seller is carefully screening the potential buyers to weed out rat rodders and dreamers. Commercial grade trucks don’t get restored as much, but nobody can deny their neat practicality. Trucks like this one are a favorite among enthusiasts. As kids we played with toy versions of big trucks, and it is hard to resist the call to play with them again as adults. Read more at https://barnfinds.com/big-kids-toy-1940-dodge-wrecker/#CDrXl36y8GkhcQOH.99
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    Hey guys, I was on the old site and am back again on the new site! I'm with Pokey Pulling Towing in Stillwater, we currently have three trucks.
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    Thanks, this has been a long time coming. So many members were watching the old board, there will be many more participating in the new board. The TowForce is strong here!
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    Thanks for watching as always LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE the HECK out of this video! ▻Support my channel-paypal.me/plazatowing (copy into your browser) ▻Email Me Here- tbutzlaff@g...
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    I was on the old site for years and really liked it. I wish you good luck! I'm Ed Johnson, Coliseum Towing Service, Hampton, VA. I was a police officer in Newport News, VA and started Coliseum Towing Service in Hampton with the approval of the department command. I wrote for a major tow magazine for over 18 years, have taught a good many towing classes, and operated my tow service for 37 years.
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    4-20-06 Received a call from one of our customers saying that he was digging in a cranberry bog, and that the bottom of the bog gave out and his pc200 excavator weighing approx. 45,000 lbs. was sunk up to the roof. We responded with our two rotators and our 7035 century to do the recovery.
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    2008 Pete 386, 550 HP 1900 TQ C15 CAT w 484,xxx miles, double framed,10 spd, 3.42 Ratio, 290" WB (367" from steer to tag center to center) NRC Quick Swap 4 stage 70000 retracted 23000 extended, tag axle with 22.5's, 25000lb winch, Lodar remote, 2 tool boxes on unit, 2 smaller boxes on frame, and lots of storage on tractor. Dressed up and tricked out, custom leather interior, wood trim, well maintained and stored inside. Newer virgin rubber all the way around. Located in Long Beach CA and ready to drive anywhere. Any questions? Price lowered to $117500. Call 562-230-7337.
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    Another driver was on scene for this winch out of a tree service truck stuck in a field. Our driver was parked on the main road that runs parallel with the field, having his cables through the tree line. Once the truck was too the edge, it had to make a 90 degree right turn to get to the break in the tree line. My driver was talking about driving into the field to complete the winch out. After having to explain why that was a bad a few times, I went out in our f550 4x4 mpl-ng wrecker. Getting it around the turn was the difficult part due to the Med duty wrecker staying on the road without blocking the entire road. After a couple different brain storms, I drove the f550 into the field, staying in the soft but dry section. By place my truck there to act as a dead man, and the 2 snatch blocks to the front of the tree truck, it came out nice and smooth. Here's my poor attempt at a drawing to try to explain lol
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    We have been in business over 37 years. Many years ago, we found that newspaper advertising did not pay off even when a discount coupon was included. Today, few people buy newspapers so your ad base would probably be poor. Telephone book advertising worked well for many years, but most phone books have become thinner and are distributed only to customers who have home telephone lines; as a result fewer people receive phone books and those who do, rarely use them. Cell phones have taken over the market. Internet advertising works great if you have a well placed ad. We have an excellent website that appears among the top three listings when people search for "Towing near me" or "Towing Hampton VA" Our internet listing and website were designed by a well known company. The key here is to have a good company design your site and you pay them for all listings. Paying for listings by many companies is very expensive and cumbersome to manage.
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    mention functionality @Kat @TowZone by using @ and the name of the account...
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    08-22-17: Mayestruck Added Equipment Listing New 2018 Peterbilt 389 with 1150 Rotator! 5 winch package! Coach LowRider Underlift! 3-stage low front outrigger, H Beam large foot upgrade. 565 ISX Cummins, 18 Speed, factory spec chassis! This is ready to work! $549,000 FET is already paid. Call Ed @ (717)463-3042 for more details, more pictures.
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    2016 Freightliner M2, Jerr-Dan 21’ Steel Wide Lo-Profile Carrier, 25,500 LB. GVWR, 2082 Miles, Cummins 6.7L, Automatic, Galvanized Subframe, Apple Green Bed, Stationary Headboard, 8,000 LB. Winch, 3,500 LB. Wheellift with Autoloader System, Legend LED Lightbar, LED Worklights, Additional Penny lights in Bed and Front and Rear Flashers, R.A.I.L. Lighting, (2) 60” Toolboxes and (2) 36” Baskets, Air Ride Drivers Seat, AM/FM/CD with Bluetooth and MP3, Power Windows and Locks. Call us in Illinois at 815.725.4400 for more information. I-NTTGHHF9320-411
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    http://www.wltx.com/news/local/nc-trooper-tow-truck-driver-rescue-injured-owl-from-i-40-in-kernersville/512140288 KERNERSVILLE, NC - Trooper Landon Mendenhall is being called Dr. Doolittle around the office. Mendenhall had never made contact with an owl before, but that all changed Tuesday after one phone call received a the NC Highway Patrol Office in his district "I've never gotten a call about an injured animal. Mainly deer wrecks," said Mendenhall. "That's about the only thing I get called to involving an animal so this was a first." An owl with a broken wing was stuck on the median near the Union Cross Road exit in Kernersville. Mendenhall says the bird was alone and unable to fly after being hit by a car. Along with a tow truck driver who pulled over to help, Mendenhall was able to get close enough to wrap the bird in a t-shirt and put him in his patrol car. "I could see that he was in distress with his wing just flailing on the ground," said Mendenhall. "I wanted to make sure I could get him before he got injured even worse." Still not knowing exactly what to do, Mendenhall rushed the owl to a local vet's office. "I felt like it was my duty to take care of the bird just like it would be to render aid to a human," said Mendenhall. He took the owl to Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Winston-Salem and a wildlife rescue officer came and got it. The vet said the owl was going to be alright and should make a full recovery. Meanwhile, Mendenhall is receiving some extra praise at work. "I've received quite a few comments and puns. I've been called Dr. Doolittle," said Mendenhall. "It's all good though. I don't mind." The owl is now at the Carolina Raptor Center in Charlotte, a place that specializes in wildlife rehab. On Friday, it will undergo surgery to repair it's broken wing.
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    awful time to blow a hydraulic hose!
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    Got a call from another towing company to move a 100" Lincoln stretch from Jersey to up by us. After taking the call, I looked up the address on Google & found it... There it was...hiding behind a house! You could just see the bumper protruding on street maps... Eddie wiggled it out of there with his wrecker...fortunately it's not too long! (the truck that is...LoL)
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    Yes, the New Drawing Topic will be up by Friday and the Drawing will be held January 22, 2018. I know there will be at least one diecast and a T-Shirt, possibly some of our sponsor will add some prizes as we go along through these drawings. Keep in mind my daughter has drawn these names her entire life, if there are not enough names next time she'll flat out refuse. I do not believe that will be an issue.
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    SO we get a call from an insurance company a few weeks ago that says they have a client that ran over a pipe at a gas station. They said they didn't believe it was going to be drivable...but if not they told us where to take it. All very dramatic.... So we tell them it's $250 for the recovery & then transport would up from there. They gave us a credit card which we ran & proceeded..... Joe gets there and laughs.... He used the truck just to "justify" what we charged them....and pulled the car away from the pole.
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    Eagleone said: We had the same thing happened but... our driver waited 4 hours 100 miles away from home for payment. Got a card over the phone and a signature from owners brother who was driving truck. they disputed, we countered then we were credited, then they disputed again then countered again. We were eventually paid but lost $150 in fees for the charge backs
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    thanks for the invite
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