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  4. Rural properties like these can be difficult for delivery persons to be able to recognize underground utilities. In the same manner we teach GOAL, getting out to look is extra hard when underground utilities don't present themselves by being in clear view. At the very least, when faced with a rural recovery like this, Ed's photos are a solid reminder for towers to look and ask where the underground utilities are? If the owner of the house isn't home, there's huge risk of dropping through or into. Thanks for sharing Ed. R.
  5. Follow up. Cummins rear gear driven Wabco single cylinder air compressors are noisy due to their being gear driven off the bell housing area, the gears clatter/rattle, not a wear issue but a bit too noisy for my "mechanic ears". Cummins has a TSB to re clock compressor gear (which I did) for excessive gear rattle noise at idle but nothing about under load. I did some hard thinking as to why this would make the same rattle when the compressor was disengaged but only under load with throttle applied, whats the difference, turbo pressure?? These air compressors take their fresh air from the turbo intercooler tube just prior to the intake manifold (under pressure when under load & the turbo is in play, my other trucks take the compressor fresh intake from the air filter housing-not under turbo boost). I disconnected the air intake from the intercooler, plugged the intercooler bung, re routed the fresh air intake to the air filter housing & the compressor noise under load is all but gone. The compressor piston being loaded under turbo boost pressure was causing the drive gear to unload & make the noise. The air does not come up any slower & it was a simple modification.
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  7. 2019 White Ford F-550 Supercab & Jerr-Dan MPL 40 Ask about this truck by stock number: (9893N) This vehicle is located at: 2906 Elmhurst Ln. Portsmouth, VA 23701 This new 2019 Ford F-550 Truck and Jerr-Dan MPL-40 Wrecker is now available at East Coast Truck and Trailer Sales and ready to go to work. Equipped with a 6.7L 4V OHV PowerStroke V8 Turbo Diesel Engine, an Torqshift 6-speed Automatic Transmission it is ready to go to work for you. Serving the Towing and Auto Transport industries since 1995, we offer new and used vehicles, commercial vehicle repair service, OEM and replacement parts, equipment, commercial truck wash, DOT lettering, commercial vinyl wraps, and premium customer service (aka the East Coast Advantage) to every customer. Ford F-550 SuperCab Chassis Color: White 6.7L 4V OHV PowerStroke V8 Turbo Diesel Engine 26.5 Gal. tank Torqshift 6-speed Automatic Transmission Single Axle 4x4 Air Ride Suspension Steel Frame Aluminum Wheels 168" Wheelbase Jerr-Dan MPL40 Wrecker Body MPL40 Standard-Duty Wrecker with Recovery Boom Hydraulic 4,000 lb. Wheel Lift Grids – Adjustable Under Lift Level Stop Assist System — (4,000 lbs Fully Extended, including the patented LOCKLINK® Over-Center Locking Mechanism) Boom (per SAEJ2512) – 16,000 lbs. Retracted, 6,000 lbs. Extended Dual 8K Worm Gear Winches with 3/8″ x 110′ 2-Ton Cable (Qty 2) Winches include Manual Winch Free Spool and Tensioner Wired Remote with Membrane Touch-Pad Switches for Under Lift Functions 3.50″ Fender Tubs for Aluminum Body Body Mounted Aluminum Pylon Marker Lights (Pair) for Aluminum Pylon Complete with Tie-Down Straps Safety Chains Corrosion-Resistant Modular Aluminum Body Polished Aluminum Rails and Diamond Deck Low-Maintenance No-Lube Technology Dual Manual Deck Controls Illuminated Driver and Passenger-Side Toolboxes This Unit May Also Be Referred To As: Repo Truck Snatch Truck Snatcher Wheel Lift Twin Line Recovery 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.
  8. HOUSTON - One man is dead and another is a person of interest after a hit and run crash in north Houston. According to authorities, the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the North Freeway near Mt. Houston. When police arrived, they found a man in the road. He had been struck by a vehicle. He was transported to a hospital where he later died. A tow truck driver who witnessed the incident followed the driver to a home in the Imperial Valley area and alerted authorities, police said. Officers said they detained and questioned that driver before releasing him. That man remains a person of interest in the case. Investigators are working to determine why the driver fled and if he was impaired at the time of the crash. RESOURCE LINK
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  13. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in March of 2014: These pics are of our old 79 KW that Dad built new in 79. It was a glider kit with a 350 Detroit and 13speed. Hubbard put the bed on new in Farmland, In. The truck payed for itself in the 1st 2 years of operation. It was a monster in it's time and still is. A competitor has the wrecker on a newer Freightliner. It is still a sling truck. Hot Rod Motorsports said: I run 2 now. 77 Peterbilt 359 with a "30 Ton" more like 40 with a Z-30 Zacklift, and a 94 Freightliner Classic with an "upsized 30 ton" that I would call a 50. The boom is longer and "sleeved, as well as having beefed up legs and crossbar. Nothing winches like an old Hubbard. Pulled out a loaded fuel semi the other night. Buried 16" deep in the median. 1 double line. No fuss. Per Wreckmaster data, it would have been around a 100K pull.
  14. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in February of 2014: Here is my 77 Pete, all updated and on the road. This is a true survivor with no rust! This truck started life in Texas as a road tractor hauling pipe, bought in April 0f 80 by Allied Gardens Towing out of San Diego, back thru St. Louis, two stops in Mississippi, now I have it in Indiana. It had the Hubbard installed in Farmland, In. in 1980. I grew up with Hubbard wreckers and when I found it in August of 2013 I knew it was meant to be. The truck and wrecker were in remarkably good condition, We updated with a new Z-30 Zacklift, new hoses, pumps, some seal repairs, paint, interior, and misc.chrome and goodies. It has a 350 Cummins with 13 speed on air ride. The truck has had very good maint. over the years as well as mechanical updates. Drives and rides excellent and The Hubbard is still in a class of it's own for winching and recovery. We have had it out 12 times. 1st call was a loaded grain semi around 100k in the ditch nearly on it's side. The leg and teeth dug some grooves in the road, but the semi yielded to the pull. Scott Graham, Graham's Wrecker Service, Franklin, In. since 1929. Sirknucklehead said: Beautiful truck, I love seeing the older iron still going strong. Awesome restoration, thanks for sharing. wreckerman05 said: man-thats a thing of beauty---good work and looks like a truck that gets-r-done---Id be proud of this one ,sure you are--- michael212 said: I normally don't care for "modern" colors on tow trucks. But I have to say this one looks really nice! Good job on getting it back in service! Michael Myers 253.588.1757 ext 150 Hot Rod Motorsports said: Thanks! I tried to strike a balance and keep it retro, with lighting, trim, etc. I also have a 1988 square body Chevy little wrecker that is the same scheme. Steve Bischop from Allied Gardens told me it was silver with blue and teal stripes with Gold Leaf lettering in 1980 when they built it.. I did in fact find those colors. It was changed to Red in the mid to late 80's and was that way till last year. My fleet is all painted this way. I have a hot rod background and my Great Grand Dads trucks were orange. So........ Ben said: Beautiful truck thanks for sharing the pictures.Those Hubbards were beasts whatever you hooked on to was coming with you. Sirknucklehead said: I want to see some more pictures of the old chevy? truck that's on the rollback in the parade picture. Hot Rod Motorsports said: It is back in the shed. When we get it out, I will post some. It is a "clone" of the truck my Dad rode in with my Great Grand Dad Olen Graham. I have an old Graham car he used to pull in parades. It does work. Has a 250 6cyl. with a 4bbl. Holley and header. It sounds cool. We used to do the whole "How many tow trucks can a tow truck tow" deal in parades.My wife can recite the book! Longest train was 300'. Problem is you can't seem to keep the kids feet out of the street along the curbs, so we scaled back to 2 hauling one. We usually throw out t-shirts or bags. We have 3 or 4 parades a year in Franklin. Sirknucklehead said: Sounds good, can't wait to see some pics of it, my favorite old truck is that style
  15. More Images: Danny Cassello said: wow, some parts look like a Holmes but yet I do not believe it is. I would guess possibly a Stringfellow wrecker unit. michael212 said: Nice! I'm not sure what it is. It could be a early Ashton or Canfield unit? It appears to mostly be all there which is a good sign. Are there any riveted on data plates that are still on the unit? maybe post some photos of the winch and boom winch. That might give a idea depending on the design. Michael Myers 253.588.1757 ext 150 kynick said: Possibly No-Mar Nick Schade Original Post Creator Added: This is the only identifying marking I could find "Tennessee USA" stamped on the inside of one of the mast pillars. Main winch Looking over the main winch at one of the boom winches. Spanky over on stovebolt said he thought it looked to be assembled from different units, maybe an Ashton mast, Stringfellow Booms, and a Hubbard service body. I've been looking at a lot of images, and the booms with the center boom is most like a Canfield than any I've ever seen. But I've only seen one image of a Canfield and it wasn't very detailed. But to me it looks like a Canfield is a better fit than a Holmes. I've not seen any Holmes with this boom configuration. I haven't been able to see any definitive images of an Ashton or Hubbard wrecker, or a Stringfellow for that matter. I wasn't able to locate any images of a No-Mar or Nomar that looks like this. The Nomar double booms that I was able to find hooked into the very bottom of the masts. This setup is near the center of the masts. The masts of the Nomars I was able to see were also much thicker, square and heavier duty than this mast. If you could find some pictures to compare that would be helpful. shelbart said: it looks like rube goldberg had something to do with it. mm212 said: looks like it used to be a holmes, but someone took the winches out.
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  17. Sorry it moved those last two picks out of order on me & won't allow me to edit it....I love technology.....
  18. The driver made his way through a very tight driveway to fill the propane tank of a customer...and incidentally found the homeowner's septic tank which is never good... You can see where the wrecker was sitting. One look at the driveway and I knew I would never fit back to where he was... If I had known, I would of taken the smaller truck... 70% on.... It didn't even look like a driveway! Not sure if the trees are supposed to be on the inside of the truck? Got back as far as I could and pulled rope from there... I needed 1 high line to minimize the resistance & another pulling the unit from the rear out of the hole. All that rigging for literally 20 seconds of recovery. Once I rocked the truck to the side, it popped right out of the hole like planned.... Other then the obvious fragrance of nature...no damage to the truck. The septic tank? Not so much... Overall, a tough situation. the driver had no way of knowing the tank was there with the customer's "Italian Yard".... It's a summer home and they probably don't deliver to it often. if it were me, I would back in to the site so it wouldn't happen but that's me...
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