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  2. BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho's new "Move Over" law will officially take effect on Monday, July 1. The law, intended to protect the safety of Idaho Transportation Department employees was expanded this year to include responders to a roadside emergency, including highway workers. The existing 2006 law already protects police by requiring motorists to move over for law enforcement personnel operating with flashing lights. Under the new law, drivers must also move over for other emergency responders to traffic incidents too. That will include ITD workers as well as tow truck operators using flashing lights in a stationary position. RESOURCE LINK
  3. GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Wis. - A Darlington teen crashed his car into a tow truck after falling asleep behind the wheel, according to a release by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened Tuesday on State Highway 11 in Gratiot Township. Matthew J. King, 16, of Darlington, was driving eastbound on State Highway 11 when he fell asleep and went into the other lane of traffic, according to the release. His vehicle ended up hitting a tow truck. Alex R. Douglas, 41, of Darlington, was driving the tow truck, according to the release. No one was hurt, but as mentioned in the news release, King’s vehicle was damaged and towed from the scene. RESOURCE LINK
  4. The new TM-FLUX is straight out of the future! With a charge time of 8 minutes, and run times for up to 4 hours, this is the short haul Tow Operators dream light bar. No more getting caught on the road with dead batteries, fully charge the TM-FLUX in 8 mins! Using the technologies of tomorrow to power the system, we have created the fastest charging and most reliable light bar ever. LIFETIME WARRANTY. MADE IN USA.
  5. 2019 Ford F-650 & Jerr-Dan 22x102 SRR6T-LPW Rollback Ask about this truck by stock number: (10080N) This vehicle is located at: 2906 Elmhurst Ln. Portsmouth, VA 23701 ________________________________________ This new 2019 White Ford F-650 and Jerr-Dan & Jerr-Dan 22x102 SRR6T-LPW Rollback is now available at East Coast Truck and Trailer Sales and ready for the biggest jobs you have. Equipped with a 6.7L Powerstroke V8 270HP Engine, 6-speed automatic transmission it boasts more than enough power for the most challenging jobs. This custom rollback also has more than enough storage for all of your recovery needs. Serving the Towing and Auto Transport industries since 1995, we offer new and used vehicles, commercial vehicle repair service, OEM and replacement parts and equipment. We also offer commercial truck wash, DOT lettering, commercial vinyl wraps, and premium customer service (aka the East Coast Advantage) to every customer. ________________________________________ 2019 Ford F-650 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel -270 HP @ 2400 RPM, 675 lb-ft Torque @ 1600 RPM Ford TorqShift HD 6-Speed Automatic – Double Overdrive, PTO Provision Air Brake System Wheels, Front 19.5×7.5 White Steel, 8-Hole Front Axle 8,500 lb. Rear Axle 17,500 lb. 25,500 lb. GVWR 245″ Wheelbase/150″ CA 4.88 Axle Ratio Air Ride Suspension Fuel Tank – LH 65 Gallon – Steel 12 Gal. DEF Single Tank Air Compressor, Bendix, 13.2 CFM – Includes Direct Reading Air Pressure Gauge Horn, Air – Black, Single Trumpet 40/20/40 Fixed Driver & Fixed Passenger 110 A/C Outlet – in Lower Center Finish Pane Electronic Premium AM/FM Stereo, CD with SYNC Media System Radio, Mirrors, Trailer Tow, Powered – Sail Mount – w/Power Telescoping & Power Folding Remote Keyless Entry with Key Fobs Jerr-Dan 22SRR6T-W-LP STEEL Deck Length: 22’ Deck Width: 102” Standard LED Marker Lights (5 Pair Evenly Spaced along Outside Rub rail) Standard Key Slots (1 Pair @ Front, 3 Pair Along Rub Rail, 4 Key Slots Across Rear) Winch Capacity: 8,000 lbs Dual Manual Free Spool for 8K Winch Painted Sub-frame with Outboard Tilt Cylinders (Standard) Headboard – Jerr-Dan Gloss Black (Standard) 3,500 lb. IRL Wheel Lift with Steel Tubular L-Arms Work Lights at Rear of Sub-frame (Pair) Electric Over Air Shift PTO Steel Removable Rails 11 Gallon-Per-Minute Hydraulic Pump ________________________________________ This Unit May Also Be Referred To As: Rollback Carrier Ramp Truck 2 car Two car Flatbed JerrDan Roll-Back ________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: Please note that all information, photos, mileage, & prices are subject to change or correction without notice. Units listed for sale may already be sold or otherwise unavailable. Information on units listed is believed to be accurate, although errors can & do occur.
  6. Thanks Jeff, we're half way back to we once were. Traffic on the New Board is High, but as in the past few years there is more reading then posting. I honestly believe that the amount of topics on the old board had something to do with that along with other forms of social media many just sit back and watch. Participation will increase as we bring back to give a ways as we did in the early days of Tow411. Right now there is a TowMate 36" Wireless Light Bar up for grabs. With only 2 entries this could take some time. Soon a Light Duty Challenge will be added along with a semi annual roll call next month. Thank you for your continued support, I will not let you down again.
  7. Hey Ron. I'm still om board but you probably knew that. See you soon.
  8. Open to trades(will add $$) Seeking ram 5500 rollback- 2 wd, black, aluminum lo pro Prefer new ( new dealers welcome)
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  10. This was a memory that lives on in Ricks Showroom and now on TowForce. @someotherplace there is a Like button in this new system. Try It... @DAVIDV440 It's been more than a couple of years now. Still Got that 1970 Dodge?
  11. May 2016: We want to thank Bill's Towing (long retired) from Upper Sandusky, Ohio for selling this to us. He restored it many many years ago and it has spent most of it's life at the Tow Museum in Chattanooga. We promised him visiting rights if he would sell it to us. We put it in the showroom for all passer-byes and customers to enjoy. We will get it out a couple of times a year and maybe take it to a couple of tow shows,, will see! someotherplace said: If this forum had a "like" button, I'd hit it about 500 times! Richard Lemar said: Awesome display of history. Being from York Pa. it's nice to see this piece of history on public display. Thank you Lemar Alwehbe said: Looks Awesome 60BelAirSleeper said: Way Cool , Thumbs - up ! Really a neat piece to have at your business . Kevin Moore said: Very Nice Uzedcarz said: Thanks to you all! A LOT of memories shared as my Dad and I drove that down the road! dperone said: Awesome conversation piece as well as history saved. Catanz said: That truck is so nice. I would love to own one some day. I would hate to drive it I wouldnt want to ruin it. Glad it fit in the showroom to keep it safe. Spanky said: Nice Wrecker unit. I see Bill had it labeled as a 1 ton, but according to my Chevrolet Master Parts Book, a 1936 Chevrolet "RA" series truck is a, 131in. wheelbase , single rear wheel, 1 1/2 ton. The "RB" series is a 131in. wheelbase , dual rear wheel 1 1/2 ton. DAVIDV440 said: Got a really really nice 1970 Dodge D-300 with a Jacobs Wrecker Split Boom Body on it for sale it's a beautiful truck and there were not many Jacobs Wrecker Body on them I thought about trading it in to you guys but I've got another year or two before I will buy a new truck oldtruck57 said: awesome truck on display at ricks..... I was there last year pickin up a wrecker......great people to deal with
  12. 2019 Ford F-650 & Jerr-Dan 22x102 SRRD6T-LPW Rollback Ask about this truck by stock number: (10079N) This vehicle is located at: 2906 Elmhurst Ln. Portsmouth, VA 23701 ________________________________________ This new 2019 Ford F-650 and Jerr-Dan & Jerr-Dan 22x102 SRRD6T-LPW Rollback is now available at East Coast Truck and Trailer Sales and ready for the biggest jobs you have. Equipped with a 6.7L Powerstroke V8 270HP Engine, 6-speed automatic transmission it boasts more than enough power for the most challenging jobs. This custom rollback also has more than enough storage for all of your recovery needs. Serving the Towing and Auto Transport industries since 1995, we offer new and used vehicles, commercial vehicle repair service, OEM and replacement parts and equipment. We also offer commercial truck wash, DOT lettering, commercial vinyl wraps, and premium customer service (aka the East Coast Advantage) to every customer. ________________________________________ 2019 Ford F-650 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel -270 HP @ 2400 RPM, 675 lb-ft Torque @ 1600 RPM Ford TorqShift HD 6-Speed Automatic – Double Overdrive, PTO Provision Air Brake System Wheels, Front 19.5×7.5 White Steel, 8-Hole Front Axle 8,500 lb. Rear Axle 17,500 lb. 25,500 lb. GVWR 245″ Wheelbase/150″ CA 4.88 Axle Ratio Air Ride Suspension Fuel Tank – LH 65 Gallon – Steel 12 Gal. DEF Single Tank Air Compressor, Bendix, 13.2 CFM – Includes Direct Reading Air Pressure Gauge Horn, Air – Black, Single Trumpet 40/20/40 Fixed Driver & Fixed Passenger 110 A/C Outlet – in Lower Center Finish Pane Electronic Premium AM/FM Stereo, CD with SYNC Media System Radio, Mirrors, Trailer Tow, Powered – Sail Mount – w/Power Telescoping & Power Folding Remote Keyless Entry with Key Fobs Jerr-Dan 22x102 SRRD6T-LPW Deck Options: 22" or 21" x 102" Color: Black 6 Ton Standard Duty 8K Winch with LED Work Lights Low Profile Deck and Dual Angle Deck Option Deck Capacity: 12,000 lbs. storage trays and baskets ________________________________________ This Unit May Also Be Referred To As: Rollback Carrier Ramp Truck 2 car Two car Flatbed JerrDan Roll-Back ________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: Please note that all information, photos, mileage, & prices are subject to change or correction without notice. Units listed for sale may already be sold or otherwise unavailable. Information on units listed is believed to be accurate, although errors can & do occur.
  13. 2020 FREIGHTLINER M2 REG/CAB LOW CONTENT, CENTURY 10 SERIES STEEL. STK 3856 Wrecker Specifications SERIES 10 STEEL. 21.5’, 102’ WIDE DECK 2-48” TOOL BOXES DOT EQUIPMENT AND CHAIN KIT 14 HEAD LED LIGHT BAR HOT SHIFT PTO Chassis Specifications 240HP WITH ALLISON AUTOMATIC POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS AIR BRAKE, AIR RIDE, ALUMINUM WHEELS 5YEAR 300,OOO ENGINE WARRANTY INCLUDES AFTERTREARTMENT SSYSTEM ALLISON TRANSMISSION/ 7 YRS/UNLIMITED MILES WARRANTY Additional Photos AMERICAN WRECKER SALES IS AN AUTHORIZED MILLER INDUSTRIES INC DISTRIBUTOR, LOCATED IN CAYCE S.C. WE CAN BE CONTACTED AT 803-796-2400 OR AT: www.americanwreckersales.com
  14. $25,000 or Best Offer. 201-696-6692 wheel lift refurbished, 2 new batteries, 2 new front tires, etc etc
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  16. 2020 PETERBILT, 389 SLEEPER, WHITE TANDEM AXLE, CENTURY 5130 Wrecker Specifications CENTURY 5130 38” ALUMINUM HD TUBULAR PYRAMID LON STAINLESS TAILBOARD DRESS UP PKG 5’ TRAILER PLATE/FRAME RAIL CHAIN DUAL REVERSE CAMERA WITH MONITOR WORK LIGHTS AND BODY STRIP LIGHTS MCI BUS LIFT EYE ATTACHMENT MUNCIE ELECTRIC/AIR P PTO SEAMLESS TOOLBOX MATTING/ BLACK 36” WIRELESS TOW LIGHTS WHELEN M6 LIGHT BAR/PAIR SLEEPER CUMMINS DIESEL Chassis Specifications 2020 PETERBILT 389 TANDEM AXLE Additional Photos SHOP OUR INVENTORY SELECTION AT www.americanwrecckersales.com AMERICAN WRECKER SALES IS AN AUTHORIZED MILLER INDUSTRIES INC DISTRIBUTOR, LOCATED IN CAYCE S.C. WE CAN BE CONTACTED AT 803-796-2400 OR AT: www.americanwreckersales.com
  17. I have a 2006 Ford f450 converted into a wheellift. This weekend, the boom stopped working totally. Under the hood, the PTO relay (I doubt that's the name of it, but it definitly connects power to the pto and the uplifter switch?) was partially melted. It does not sit near anything that should have caused the damage. Tried to replace the relay and put each wire back the way I removed them, boom still does not work. I have enough knowledge to understand there's a good chance something grounded out to cause the heat initally and there's a problem elsewhere, but I have no clue what i'm looking at under these uplifters and dash. It's really poorly ran and speghetti. At the relay, I can supply forced power to what I believe is an uplifter switch power wire and get the boom to work. So I know it's definitly something in the wire. Using a test light, I have no power anywhere besides the straight power from battery. However, when I use test light on on power side of battery both wires light up as grounds. Inside at the uplifter switch itself I was able to find which wires are receiving power, and which ones sending power when the switch is turned on. So i want to assume that's the wire that grounded out somewhere, perhaps broken between the switch and the relay under the hood. If I run new wire, i'm concerned that may accidently bypass the wheellift controller. I have NO clue where that goes or where the relay that controls that is. I know it's a lot, but is anyone able to help me understand this issue better so I can resolve it myself, or atleast point me in a better direction? I can't find diagrams, can't find anything this particular online.
  18. For light-duty wreckers and autoloaders, there is a piece of equipment that helps with towing 4/All-wheel drive vehicles. Sometimes situations dictate the necessity, and in a tight situation the Collins Hi-Speed® Dollies can serve as a one solution for successful tow. View the full article on Millerind.com
  19. Topic was created by Internationalstar in October of 2013: What is everyone using for rain gear ? looking for something good that wont rip easy. Spitz said: I just ordered some frogg toggs, will let you know how they are. Scooby said: I have WreckMaster rain gear. going on 6 years. Chuck with Noltes : ^^^Like^^^ Towman21 said: I don't have but Wreck master is good. We personally use rain gear from Badger Glove and Safety. http://www.badgergloveandsafety.com/ We use the coat with the removable vest and non insulated pants. We wear these pretty much year around. They keep us dry during the winter and it is not overly bulky so you can still do all of our work. Spitz said: Got the frog toggs in, not really a fan of them or the fit. Would be something I would consider to throw in a car for emergency or use for mud running with a 4 wheeler but not for working in a ditchline, just not strong enough material. ASAPautomotive said: Frog Toggs are amazing when fishing or running the boat on the lake, but not so for the work environment. They just wont handle the grease and sharp edges we run in to. Spitz said: Yeah, I got my eyes on the occunomix brand, looks like they are a lot sturdier. TowZone said: About 10 years ago I purchased a Occunomix Occulux Rain Extended Coat. That has been the best rain coat ever and it still looks good after 10 years. Sadly, I do not believe they offer this Extended Coat any longer. I really liked that it came down past the knees and hope that I can find another when this one does wear out. Oh, the upper portion of the jacket is Yellow and the lower portion is Black. There is some reflective material as well. Spitz said: Just bought some rain gear from here: https://www.reflectiveapparel.com/ Turned out to be really nice stuff and it fit perfectly for me. They give the sizes of everything and when ordering online you NEED to have. New Zealand Towing said: I asked who the police supplier is for their wet weather gear and pickup the same gear looks more professional when on site doing a police callout only issue I have had is they are to warm if your working hard you cook in them but the thermal lining is removable so you can pull it out if you have to GregTowzIt said: I have been looking for a trench rain coat for a while now, and the quality just isnt there anymore. Insurance For Wreckers said: Bought Occunomix Gear last year. Its okay, the sizing is entirely off the chart wrong. Took it to the local Law Enforcement supply where I buy my 5.11 uniform pants to have it taken in accordingly and it still wasn't right. Gave it to another operator, he loves it. So the only thing I have to complain about is the sizing. Went with Spiewak (spiewak.com) this time, it's what the Missouri State Highway Patrol wears, no complaints yet. They make everything from simple uninsulated gear to parkas with zip-in fleece and thermal liners. New Zealand Tow said it perfectly. I've had more luck using appearal designed for law enforcement than I ever did using the uniform company's clothing. 5.11 Tac Lite Pro pants, Danner Acadia boots, ANSI shirts - that's a toss up between a few different manufacturers depending upon weather conditions. TowZone said: VisGaurd, every review I have read is negative. Occulux is obviously not the quality it was a few years ago. I am going to be looking hard for a new quality rain gear. I may have to buy a few different ones so keep an eye out as I review them over the next few months. If anyone here has purchased new rain gear recently please inform us of our membership of your experience. Towman33 said: I have the brilliant series jacket & pants from ML kishigo very nice fit keeps the water out pretty well and the prismatic stripping really stand's out in the rain. krnydsl said: I have a Lacrosse coat that always looks dirty but has held up very well. TowZone said: These would be of interest to me, however I am concerned about what they mean by adjustable wrist wraps. https://mlkishigo.com/product/long-rain-coat-rwj108-rwj109/ gen5towman said: I wear frog toggs and my vest. I know its not great to wear the vest but frogg toggs are the best rain gear i have ever worn. ATR1 said: ill second the frog toggs for the top and as strange as it sounds wal mart has some pants that fit better to me the ones i have are black and like a cargo pant with a rip stop material for like 20 bucks, but i spray mine with the stuff you use to keep tents water proof about every month depending on use and ive been wearin the same pair for a little over a year now Towvts said: Try Galeton.com. My dad and I both bought suits off of them. You don't know you have them on! They breath very well and still keep you warm and dry. No they're not insulated. Put a sweat shirt under them and was warm all winter. Leroy Hedrick said: WRECKMASTER turn-out gear dry and warm plus grease wipes right off dollartow said: My set of turn out gear are three years old and still look good Terry Heffy004 said: Myself & a few employees still have the WreckMaster "Turn Out Gear".....That I purchased in 2000. PLUS......To my limited knowledge (?) it meets OSHA ANSI 3 requirements. HEFFY
  20. Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a tow truck driver was clipped by a vehicle in South Morang yesterday afternoon. The driver, a 28-year-old Wallan man, attended the scene of a collision near the intersection of Plenty Road and Hawkstowe Parade about 3pm. While loading the damaged car onto his truck, he was struck by the mirror of a passing small white truck with a cage on the back. The Wallan man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The truck driver who clipped the man did not stop and was last seen driving south-bound on Plenty Road. RESOURCE LINK
  21. TUCSON – Dozens of tow truck drivers came together for a procession on the west side Sunday to honor one of their own. Richard Struble was killed in a hit and run earlier this month. “Oh my god my heart is bursting with love and joy,” Struble’s fiance Mary Brejak said. On the evening of June 10, he was unloading a car in the parking lot of the Discount Tire on Oracle and Prince roads when the driver of a BMW sedan and lost control and slammed into Struble and his customer, Ramon Marillo. Both men were killed. The driver ran from the scene. Tucson Police Department has an arrest warrant out for Justin Lang, 32, the man they believe was behind the wheel of the BMW that Monday night. Almost two weeks later, this tight-knit community showed up in a big way to honor Struble’s service and dedication to his career. “That could have been me or one of my drivers out there,” truck driver Brian Young said. “It’s like a brotherhood, so it’s showing our support for all the other tow truck drivers that lost their lives in the line of duty. People need to slow down, move over pay attention to roadside service. We’re out here for you. We’re here to help you and protect you, we’re putting ourselves on the line.” Anyone with information about Lang’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. “I obviously feel horrible but I cannot carry any hatred in my heart and I hope no one else will too,” Brejak said. RESOURCE LINK with video
  22. I like the ease and look of the newer system. I am missing the ability to look back at all the old posts, but they may get here eventually. One thing that keeps throwing me off is that we have to scroll all the way to the bottom of all the replies to get to the next unread topic. A suggestion might be a way to make it swipe left or right.
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