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BlackAutoload last won the day on September 9 2018

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  1. BlackAutoload

    Tire Chains- Its that time of year again

    Being an Oregon native, I am partial to Quality Chains offering and used to walk into the warehouse and have them make me whatever I needed on the spot. The new set of dual rail square links showed up last week and are waiting to be used. I looked at pewags and I couldn't justify the $200 more for the same style chain. I would by happy to product test a set out for you though! Need the same size as most sprinter vans use. haha
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    What would you do "Safety Discussion 28"

    I bet the loader operator at copart/iaa sees this stuff daily. People are nuts!!
  3. Hennessey viper with fragged motor. Haven't had to use so many blocks since the fast and furious craze. someotherplace said: In another lifetime I loaded one on a rollback. The owner was quite pleased when he saw how much wood I brought (always carried) and used to load his car with no damage. He probably would have had a fit if I showed up with a wheel lift and dollies. You and I know it can be done just fine, but owners are another story. Richard BlackAutoload said: I much prefer wheel lift and dollies over a deck. I got the second tow out of it too... Since owner was so happy how I did it the first time. dperone said: Beautiful tow. At least I'm not the only one that deals with the owner's "must have a flatbed" syndrome. Like you, if I can get them past the trust me stage I usually get their vehicle from then on, because "this way is WAYYY better than watching them drag it up a flatbed".
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    '63 t-bird

    Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in November of 2013: In decent shape for sitting so long.Brought it to its new covered home 30 miles away. Got tired of all the questions. The no AAA has actually drawn more comments. I was getting all the crap from the gas attendants(in Oregon you can't pump your own gas, flipping dumb!). You know, I was once a repo man, now I pump gas guys... haha Dollies aren't that bad really.... I swear they are lighter than the older collins with 4.80s. Lift is from Detroit wrecker installed by me. Lil Hercules model. Simple L-arm job. Current rear pic. Someotherplace said: Which are they, Collins or ITD? I was really surprised several months ago when I went over to the supply shop and weighed dollies, but I only compared 4.80's - the Collins frames were considerably lighter than ITD's, by about 11lbs a side. I was hoping to find something lighter than the Collins already on my truck; I was going to come out of my own pocket for a set to try to save my back. That cracks me up about the gas station guys with the repo stories. Back when I ran a sneaky truck I even got the same routine from a guy working the Whataburger drive-through window. My truck was just slightly more conspicuous; TX law says the letters have to be X number of inches high, contrasting color, etc. So I went with the brushed-aluminum looking vinyl on top of a slightly larger set of black letters so that they had a very small outline, on a white truck. Man, I miss my ole GMC. Richard BlackAutoLoad said: Collins brand. I have beat the **** out of their dollies for years and they keep on trucking. "Flatbed in a can" as an old coworker called them.
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    Owning a tow truck

    My vote is to buy a trailer instead. Convincing an insurance agent that a commercial size truck is for personal use is almost impossible. The 10-15k for a crapper rollback can buy a sweet trailer and have money to spare as long as your already have a decent size pickup.
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    Agero Automated Dispatching

    Only you... haha. Sounds like the Urgently nonsense! Don't wake me up in the middle of the night for me to push 1, then never call me back to give me the details.
  7. BlackAutoload

    Eds Towing Newest Addition "Updated"

    Curious about empty weight when its all geared up. Nice addition.
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    "Hey I forgot to tell you ...."

    Hopefully you stuck em with an extra fee too. Regular CDL load, plus a trailer behind that.
  9. I wheel lift them all the time, with dollies on the other side. The If It Rolls idea is for PPI / repo just to get the vehicle out of site.... to install dollies.
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    Brand New-No Starts

    I love all these new cars with fancy keys! Great for our biz.
  11. BlackAutoload

    Need help with new light bar!

    I have never seen a bar with that many wires at the bar itself! What model did you order? Figure out what you really NEED out the light bar and dumb the light bar down to 7 wires. Like: beacon trigger full time power ground left turn trigger right turn trigger brake trigger upper work trigger Then use a truck style 7 way plug and be done with it. Or, do it right the first time, and run it like you know you should do.
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    Shift release equinox

    Wonder if it still has a cable connection to the trans or is all solenoid based. Keep making cars fancier please GM, it lets me charge for dollies more.
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    Chevron Renegade

    If you are getting one with the stiff legs, REALLY check out twin cities wrecker legs they have for this unit. They don't stick out the back like the factory ones do.
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    35 Years & Still Get Surprised...

    Only way to get a company to buy a new mattress.