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    TowZone reacted to rreschran in From TowTimes.com - AAA Offer Tow-to-Go Program for Memorial Day Weekend   
    I recall a young tow operator (back east) who was beaten within an inch of his life during one those freebie tows when the drunk motorist went ballistic .. no thanks
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    TowZone reacted to Njsss in Off to Body Shop   
    Gettin’ there
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    TowZone reacted to RodVT in News from Autocar   

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    TowZone reacted to EdsTowing in A Little Much....MD Tow on Box Truck   
    Eddie had this one the other day. Using their "sling" attachment so it was manageable...

    looks heavy but actually a 4200 w/ a VT365 & it was empty....felt like a typical 1 ton pick up on the back....

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    TowZone got a reaction from Lee Aldridge in 2018 Motor Club Ranking "Official List"   
    2018 TOP TEN LIST
    2. GEICO
    4. TESLA
    5. HONK
    6. AAA
    8. AGERO
    9. SWOOP
    13. URGENTLY
    14. United States Motor Club (USAC)
    15. QUEST
    16. NETCOST
    17. ALLIED
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    TowZone reacted to goodmichael in Grandfather dies trying to stop repo driver (TX)   
    There is no car that is worth putting another human being's life in jeopardy. TDLR would do well to stop just being a money tick and do something worthwhile and mandate that those who repossess vehicles or collateral at least be familiar with what a breach of the peace, illegal acts, as well as the fair debt collection practices act is all about. This incident at least fails the breach of the peace standard. I am not kicking a person when they are down, but a person died for a piece of crap hunk of plastic and tin with a mile of copper wire thrown in. Every car is a piece of crap compared to a human life. I have repossessed vehicles and been in a tight spot or two. If in doubt I will release the car. I found it once, I will find it again. There are 7 million car notes that are 90+ days so even if I do not,  they are like Lay's potato chips, they will make more.
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    TowZone got a reaction from mushspeed in Check this out, light duty with a heavy!   
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    TowZone got a reaction from mushspeed in Review of the 2019 Vegas Tow Show   
    OK, finally made it back to a Western States Tow Show by American Towman along with CTTA. While it is not an East Coast Show like Baltimore it is the place to meet Towers on the west coast. However, there were plenty of towers from the Midwest and surprising many from the east that normally attend the Baltimore Show. I know I missed quite a few members, just never crossed paths with them for some reason. I would list every member I met but I would surely leave a few out.
    So, instead I am asking that you respond within this topic with your thoughts on the show. I understand the venue is changing next year and we will be posting that information as it becomes available. Also, I am giving much thought to a Thursday Night Meet & Greet at a Great Venue nearby. I want to know if there is interest in say an 8:30pm to 10:30pm Social. Again, yes this will be close to a popular nightspot so you can walk there easily. We have a few months to plan so please chime in with your thoughts on this year as well as next.
    At the End of the year we rate the 2019 Tow Shows something we have neglected during the change to TowForce.
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    TowZone reacted to Bob Berry in Review of the 2019 Vegas Tow Show   
    I enjoyed talking with you in the registration line but didn’t cross paths after that encounter. The tow show was very well done . I found every vendor I wanted to talk to and saw many people I haven’t seen for years. Well worth the time. Bob Berry
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    TowZone reacted to Mike Hernandez in Review of the 2019 Vegas Tow Show   
    It was a great show we loved it thanks from Rivera Towing  So California 
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    TowZone reacted to Bar M in AT ShowPlace Las Vegas Roll Call   
    I will be there! 
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    TowZone got a reaction from mushspeed in News from Autocar   
    Introducing the Autocar DC-64R conventional truck.

    Introducing the Autocar DC-64R conventional truck. We reached deep into our roots to bring back the DC to be everything a modern Autocar truck should be. The strongest frame, the best power/weight engine (Cummins X12 up to 500 HP/1,700 Lb-Ft), an all-new Autocar US-built steel cab with a steel & aluminum dash.
    Autocar will be sharing more details about this amazing truck over the next few weeks.
    They say you'll be as proud of it. What'd the interest level within the Towing Industry?
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    TowZone reacted to FTI Groups in AT ShowPlace Las Vegas Roll Call   
    See you there.
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    TowZone got a reaction from mushspeed in hand cranked reliable tow unit   
    Posted by an unknown member on Tow411 in August of 2007:
    i was digging around in my backyard and came across it. my grandfather and i took it off a ford AA about 10 years ago. we have a 28 international stuck in the bard that i would like to stick it on someday.

    aussiehooker said:
    good stuff would love to get lost in amongst all that old iron looks like you have a bit of work in front of you i spoke to a kiwi a couple of years ago he told me about an old motor bike all rusted and siezed that he found in a well he soaked it in molassis for about 18 months some bits longer apparently molasses reverses the rust process i rode the old indian nice bike just thought it might help with the old wrecker winch and bits rather than blasting and sanding i havent tried it do a little research might help happy hooking
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    TowZone got a reaction from mushspeed in Mount Vernon Window gone wrong in 1955 (OH)   
    Related Story: http://www.knoxpages.com/history/mount-vernon-window-shopping-gone-wrong-in/article_45b33246-6db8-11e9-8d25-778362c7dc9f.html
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    TowZone reacted to towpartsnick in AT ShowPlace Las Vegas Roll Call   
    I will be there.
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    TowZone reacted to ECTTS in AT ShowPlace Las Vegas Roll Call   
    You'll be seeing East Coast Truck & Trailers Sales. Stop by and introduce yourself to our crew and say hello!!
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    TowZone reacted to rnunnari in AT ShowPlace Las Vegas Roll Call   
    Tracker will be there at booth 1404. Stop by and see the all new Tracker!
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    TowZone reacted to Tow Truck Exchange in AT ShowPlace Las Vegas Roll Call   
    Wally T will be there, cruising the floor, saying hello to all..........Give me a call to say hi 951-575-6393
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    TowZone reacted to CRASHFILM in AT ShowPlace Las Vegas Roll Call   
    Crashfilm will be in Vegas! Come see us booth #1008.
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    TowZone got a reaction from mooresbp in Eaton Towing of North Dakota   
    This is a really shape looking Vulcan they just added to their fleet.

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    TowZone got a reaction from Lightdutykid in 2 More Oldies from the collection   
    Submitted to Tow411 by Mark Redman (cfrtruck)

    Joe Cummings said:
    I swear that Brockway is John Griffin from Masher St in Philly's old truck. His was green and had a Continental gas motor in it. As far as I remember he died in 94 or 95. I have no Idea where the truck went after he passed. I think his son died too so it probably went up for sale.
    cfrtruck said:
    Joe: The Brockway is from Red and Arts in Stafford Springs, CT who had this truck for as long as I can remember. Traveling along I-84 eastbound just before the Massachusetts border you could always see this truck parked outside his station.
    Da Wash Boss said:
    that brockway is an icon next to I-84 out there. what them guys would do with that little brockway many guys on here claim only way to do that job is with a rotator. if that truck could talk wow would i love to listen. great pics mark, i never seen that white before where is that from?

    Danny Cassello - TRPC - East Hartford, CT
    Joe Cummings said:
    Mark, John's was so close to that one it is almost unbelievable. I'll have to poke around and try to see what happened to his. He also had a bigger Brockway tandem with a 30 ton Weldbuilt on it and a big Continental gasser in it.

    John was a great guy and an really good mechanic. He had a whole fleet of older Brockways working day to day in his trucking company.
    Ed Barker said:
    Those are pretty neat old pictures ,,,I can see where they would somewhat be limited with the single line though.I love to see those old photos.
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    TowZone got a reaction from Lightdutykid in Old Iron Shortys Towing mpls.mn.   
    These images were added by Bighook to Tow411 in November of 2008:



















    the single axle pete was bought new in 81 taken to century and its a 820 20 ton then in 83 it was hit while towing a new mack cabover by a drunk driver, both trucks rolled completely over and totalled we bought it back from ins company put new hood cab and sleeper on it trebron upgraded the boom cap. and put a stiffleg on it it was a beautiful truck to drive also in 1983 it won best of show at the illinois tow show....i beleive it was the only out of state truck to do so
    Wildwood Jack asked:
    Bighook is Shortys still in business? I used to see them running down the tollway by us. I haven't seen any for quite some time.
    Jack Herman, Wildwood Service Gages Lake, Ill.
    Bighook said:
    wildwood they are but after roger died they are struggling alittle rogers son corky leftin 2007 and started his own company he runs 3 otr trucks and has 7 towtrucks if i remember correctly i see corky quite a bit we have been friends almost 28 years he is doing pretty good with his stuff
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    TowZone got a reaction from Lightdutykid in Three classics from Ernest Holmes   
    History photos sunmitted by Bill Ludewig,  Ernies Wrecker Service  Vernon Hills Illinois

    The same picture of Terminal Garage Holmes 850 in all 3 Holmes literature.

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    TowZone reacted to Orcas Tow in "Hiding" Towmate Transmitter   
    I hard wired mine in my overhead light bar, dry & high up for a good un obstructed signal.
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