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  3. A sister to John's old truck.... originally built by Zips... A few from it's 1st life.... I still have it....should sell it. I haven't used it in a few years now. It sits under roof & fires right up....just waiting....LoL
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  5. Welcome to the 2019 NASCAR Weekly Racing Schedule. All times posted are Eastern Time. As they say on TV, consult your local listings for the time and channel in your area. This information was obtained from NASCAR.com, FOXSPORTS.com, Motorsport.com, WeatherTechRacing.com, NBCSN.com, and Jayski's.com NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES 06/07/2019- Race 09 of 23- SPEEDYCASH.com 400- @ 9:00pm- on FS1- @ Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX. WINNER- 05/17/2019- Race 08 of 23- NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL LOTTERY 200- @ 8:30pm- on FS1- @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC. WINNER- 05/10/2019- Race 07 of 23- DIGITAL ALLY 250- @ 8:30pm- on FS1- @ Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS. WINNER- 05/03/2019- Race 06 of 23- JEGS 200- @ 5:00pm- on FS1- @ Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE. WINNER- 03/29/2019- Race 05 of 23- Vankor 350- @ 9:00pm- on FS1-@ Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX. WINNER- 03/23/2019- Race 04 of 23- TruNorth Global 250- @ 2:00pm- on FS1- @ Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA. WINNER- 03/01/2019- Race 03 of 23- Strat 200- @ 9:00pm- on FS1- @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV. WINNER- 02/23/2019- Race 02 of 23- Ultimate Tailgating 200- @ 4:30pm- on FS1- @ Atlanta Motor Speedwaym Hampton, GA. WINNER- 02/15/2019- Race 01 of 23- NextEra Energy 250- @ 7:30pm- on FS1- @ Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. WINNER-
  6. This data was obtained from Motorsport.com 1 24 William Byron Chevrolet 29.440 183.424 2 10 Aric Almirola Ford 29.497 0.057 183.069 3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.519 0.079 182.933 4 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 29.546 0.106 182.766 5 4 Kevin Harvick Ford 29.550 0.110 182.741 6 41 Daniel Suarez Ford 29.555 0.115 182.710 7 22 Joey Logano Ford 29.560 0.120 182.679 8 14 Clint Bowyer Ford 29.562 0.122 182.667 9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 29.563 0.123 182.661 10 8 Daniel Hemric Chevrolet 29.588 0.148 182.506 11 1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.603 0.163 182.414 12 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 29.614 0.174 182.346 13 88 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 29.618 0.178 182.322 14 19 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.622 0.182 182.297 15 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.649 0.209 182.131 16 20 Erik Jones Toyota 29.657 0.217 182.082 17 21 Paul Menard Ford 29.698 0.258 181.830 18 6 Ryan Newman Ford 29.736 0.296 181.598 19 12 Ryan Blaney Ford 29.760 0.320 181.452 20 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.773 0.333 181.372 21 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 29.781 0.341 181.324 22 34 Michael McDowell Ford 29.783 0.343 181.311 23 37 Chris Buescher Chevrolet 29.783 0.343 181.311 24 47 Ryan Preece Chevrolet 29.839 0.399 180.971 25 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 29.842 0.402 180.953 26 36 Matt Tifft Ford 29.955 0.515 180.270 27 95 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 29.978 0.538 180.132 28 13 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 29.983 0.543 180.102 29 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Chevrolet 30.006 0.566 179.964 30 32 Corey Lajoie Ford 30.108 0.668 179.354 31 38 David Ragan Ford 30.254 0.814 178.489 32 00 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 30.379 0.939 177.754 33 52 Bayley Currey Chevrolet 30.437 0.997 177.416 34 96 Parker Kligerman Toyota 30.470 1.030 177.223 35 15 Ross Chastain Chevrolet 30.566 1.126 176.667 36 53 B.J. McLeod Chevrolet 30.901 1.461 174.752 37 27 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 30.945 1.505 174.503 38 51 Cody Ware Ford 31.812 2.372 169.747 39 77 Quin Houff Chevrolet 31.947 2.507 169.030 40 66 Joey Gase Toyota 32.059 2.619 168.439
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    RAM 5500 HARTFORD, CT - CentralGroups.com

    A+M Towing Holdings, a division of Central Groups! The biggest tow outfit in CT!
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  9. 2014 Freightliner Extended Cab with a Vulcan LCG 2 Car Carrier recently passed CHP Inspection 25,500 GVWR Cummins Diesel 260 HP Engine 22.5 Aluminum Wheels with new Tires Contact Wally T via Text or Cell Phone at 951-575-6393 Power Windows, Mirrors and Door Locks Rear Air Suspension, Air and Exhaust Brakes Vulcan Steel 21.5 Low Center of Gravity (LCG) Carrier Bed and Wheelift Tow Bar 12,000 lb Capacity Steel Bed and 3,500 lb Capacity Wheelift Air Release Winch Removable Rails 2 Fully Equipped Tool boxes to go right to work, except personal hand tools. Asking $44,900
  10. 2012 Freightliner Extended Cab 269,693 Miles 260 HP Cummins Diesel Allison Automatic Transmission Power Windows Power Door Locks and Mirrors Rear Air Suspension Contact Wally T via Text or Call 951-575-6393 19.5 Aluminum Wheels Exhaust Brake and Air Brakes All New Tires mounted for recent CHP Inspection 22' Jerr Dan Steel Carrier Bed with Wheelift Towbar Truck is fully equipped, having passed the CHP Inspection requirements Completely ready to go to work, Turn Key Truck Asking $39,000 for this Desert operated rust free unit
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  12. Are thought's will be with the Family, Friends and Co-workers. According to Algoa Towing and Recovery director, Alwyn Smith, the driver was working at an accident scene on the corner of Gately Street and St James Road in Southernwood at 3 am. He said the driver was on the side of the road taking photos of the accident for insurance purposes when a bakkie hit into him. "My guy was taking photos and waiting for the flat bed to arrive when a white Toyota Hilux hit him into one of the vehicles involved in the accident. The bakkie then drove away immediately," said Smith. "We have had a few very close calls in the past, but in the 10 years I have been here we've never lost someone like this. There's just no laws out there. " Smith said that while on the scene of the hit and run, an alleged drunk driver almost hit into him and his team. According to Smith, there were various eye witnesses and the hit and run was caught on three different municipal cameras. "We have handed everything over to the cops, a case has been opened and there will be multiple investigations," said Smith. He said the company was deeply saddened by their loss and that he was sure the hit and run driver would be found timeously.
  13. I have sad news to report from the South African Cape where a 38-year-old tow truck driver from, Algoa Towing and Recovery, was killed in a hit and run around 3AM this morning. It was reported that the tow truck driver was on the side of the road taking photos of the accident for insurance purposes when a small pickup truck struck him and then fled the scene. Christine and I send our prayers and sympathy to the tower’s family and to Algoa Towing. R. https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2019-05-25-tow-truck-driver-killed-in-hit-and-run/
  14. Happy Memorial Day to all of our American customers and followers. Enjoy and have a safe holiday weekend. Thank you A & M Towing for a beautiful photo of your RTR-50-SL
  15. “Wow, I should start a towing company.” Hear that too! My response is the same. One guy couldn't believe that one truck was $100,000.
  16. I bought it from Randy Whitmore in Waukegan IL, I don’t remember if his brother had the other one or not but they did work hand in hand a lot or so I was told. It still had the Illinois wrecker license plate #3 on it. Randy had bought a new Holmes hydraulic of some kind. I copied that picture from the book Old School Wreckers
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  18. The trailer was full (right at the 80K GVW) and no one available to unload for a day or two even then they were only looking to get about 40% of the oil off loaded, the passenger side outter skin was severely damaged when it fell in the snow. With the help of another company and some more damage to the trailer skin it was uprighted full and towed to the shop. Ed Barker said: Good job John,nice to see you working with the other fellers,we do that here with a couple of companies ,but only a couple of them ,around here there is just a lot of mistrust ,we give them one shot and if it bites us ,we don't play that game with them again,,,,,,,anyhow glad to see it is working for you that's the way it should be. Anxious to see when you get some paint on that truck,that will be a very nice unit.Stay safe out there. Auto Rescue said: I went out about 9PM last night and did a quick survey and tried a pull with both my pete's then left it for day light so the underbelly did get some fresh snowfall on it. The initial plan was a company was coming out about 9ish or so in the morning to do some unloading but they never showed up in the mean time the county road commission came by with a road grader with a V plow on it and cleared it out as you see in the photo.John R. Da Wash Boss said: it looks cold!!!!!!!!!!! what a great job i dont miss them days and nights i like being able to be selective. If i feel like going out we go if not we dont go but i do pass the call on to another towing company who likes the business. Customer service will always be provided by us here. great job out there and nice pics. Danny Cassello, East Hartford, CT Westlake Towing said: Brrrrrrrrr. Boy does it look cold, though one time during the summer we had a fuel truck on its side and the scene looked simular, fire dept covered the area with foam. Now I remember why I moved to Virginia from South Dakota, looks like a job well done. michael212 said: Brrrrrr...... is right! Nice teamwork John! Thanks for sharing. Auto Rescue said: Have you ever heard "I swerved to miss a deer", well in this case even if there were no snow and it went onto the sandy edge of the road the result would have been the same, this puppy wanted to lay back over even after it was uprighted once the tension on the straps were released, the tail end strap mantained tension until the tractor drive tires were up on the road.John R. drewmel said: Yes the "I swerved to avoid a deer" Heard that one about a year and a half ago. Fully loaded tanker 9,000 gallons of gasoline, yeah it was not pretty. Foam all over made for interesting working conditions. Good job, looks a lil cold, but still were able to do a professional jon, Well Done! -Andy CASPER1 said: Nice job and pics.Jimmy R. Collins Jr. Casper's Body Shop & Wrecker Service LLC Mr Waialae Chevron said: Hit the deer! And have a little venison afterwards, instead of an overturned truck. Plus it adds credibility to the claim. Here's to mud in your eye. Barney Auto Rescue said: State of Michigan you swerve to avoid hitting a deer and have a wreck you pay your deductable, if you have proof of the deer like deer hair embedded in the car you do not pay the deductable, go figure Since they were some distance from me I left my little pete back in town to cover what I needed to do in town and called for the assistance with this, as I said they the oil company were supposed to have a truck to unload about 1/2 the oil then said they could not get one. They showed up this morning to with a tanker to unload for an "hour" at 9:15, they got off 3000 gallons and left at 2:45, and they'll be back in the morning for the rest. The bottom picture shows my driveway with the truck being unloaded The truck was going to a local mine where they had taken all the regular oil out the day before and were bringing in synthetic oil to replace it with so the mine was out of oil and $83000.00 worth of oil was in this tanker. The insurance adjuster drove up from down state for first thing this morning also, he said the Mi. dept of Natural Resources has contacted them already about the incident, but no spill means no problem but the DNR is still going to dig up the area in question, I wonder what the bill would be for that? itowu06 said: nice recovery!! I did not see any placards though, what type of oil was it loaded with? Ray, Abilene,Texas danielswt said: around here there is alot of hot oil transported without placard's. idont remember exactly what the reason was but they didnt need them. Auto Rescue said: Synthetic gear lube, the article in the newspaper said it was not a hazadous item, MDOT was on scene in the morning and had no problem with it and in response to my question about them doing a DOT inspection on it "it was not involved in anything so no" which in all honesty I felt was a good call. Heavytowman12 said: John nice recovery. I know what that Atlas can do . That rig did many recoveries when it was a TED'S unit. Looking at the conditions does make me a little ill though. That white stuff does that to me for some reason. Keep up the good work! pttowguy said: Great job & pics John! Those tankers all seem to have the need to shed their skin after being rolled over...lol.
  19. I know that Pete was built new as a tow truck. It started life in Rockford, Illinois. It belonged to a company called Ed's towing if remember right. He had a Phillips 66 station as I recall. If I remember right, he passed away and his wife sold the big trucks to Zips. He had a twin to that one that I believe Ed's Towing, Team Ed's, that is a member on here owns or use to own. He also had an International 4300 single axle with a 750 on it also. I do not know where that went to. They were a two tone blue or blue and white as I recall.
  20. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in August of 2005: i'm trying to back up a drive and i'm a lil stuck, can you send me a 18 wheeler wrecker? wasnt the first and sure it will not be the last time we get that request. get to the scene and this is what we find. no way around the truck, has whole drive blocked, loaded with 35 tons of sand, trying to back it up a 6 foot wide road up to a water tank so they can sandblast it. dont like using pinetrees (with all the rain we have had lately) for a deadman but thats all we had, tried just using 1 heavy, but way too much weight, used another heavy to help with the pull up the hill. used one line to get a low pull from our 70/35 the other line to the tree and back up to a strap going over the trailer to keep it from rolling over, backed the second truck up and hooked a line to tree and back to bottom of trailer, lots of patience and moving it a little at a time finally got it up the hill where we could hook to the tractor and nose it back down
  21. It’s still in use here in Marquette. The new owner has bought and sold several different units but this one just keeps plugging along.
  22. I had been known to tow a few loads with it. 80K But your not a speed demon when you do it!
  23. 1981 GMC 454 CID motor 4X4 Holmes 440 with wheel lift while it was my only non Ford small unit it really out did itself in the performance department, this was stuck on the rocks completely under water.
  24. I found a few more images from 2006: Auto Rescue said: Can't afford new so I guess a little color change will have to do With so much corrosion around the seams from the factory prep work there was no choice but to go all the way down to the metal. The battery box and fuel tank will be maroon also, while the L arm boxes under the main tool boxes will stay black. The rest of the trim work on the tail board and light bar still need to be reinstalled. We start on the other side this week and the cab will get redone shortly but that depends on the weather and work load. Maybe I better start taking pictures outside except it was raining today. black reflective tape stands out pretty good in the dark with snow.
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