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  1. Topic Originally Created by nullstowing in September of 2006: Yesterday we moved four tanks for a customer from a place that they have been renting to their new loctaion. a 70 ton crane was used to lift them out of the pit they were in and set them on the Landoll. The tanks were 12 foot around which made us 15 feet high. We made the 8 mile trip three times in order to move all the tanks. Once we were at the new location we used the 45 ton NRC slider to reach out and pick them off of the trailer and set the tanks on the ground. Once all the tanks were moved the crane was moved to the new location and set the tanks in. We had to help lay this one on its side. When we were completed we had a mess to clean up! letsplay2 said: What was kept in those tanks??? nullstowing said: Liquid nitrogen...They have been at this location for app. 30 years. So they had all the sludge in the bottom of them from over the years. When we got going down the road it decided to come out. letsplay2 said: Sludge.... Pressure Washer's sure love that. pg904 said: how much did those tanks weight? nullstowing said: 25 ton was the big one, the other steel tank was 15 ton and the stainless tanks were 5 ton each.
  2. Topic Originally Created by an unknown member in September of 2007: Got called out to respond Key West, Fl to lift and transport a U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter that had to land at Key West Navel base while in route to its normal search and rescue missions out at sea, the craft experienced a bad oil leak from it's transmission when it was forced to land, We responded with my 60 ton rotator and 60 ton detach trailer, the U.S. Coast Guard deployed a team of aviation mechanics and engineers to disassemble the craft for transport they also rig the unit for the lift. We had to travel about 150 miles to get there but only took an hour to complete the job. Our lowboy driver had to spend the night because the government would no issue a special permit to transport the craft at night, Go Figure! Wade200 said: Nice job, that's funny you would think they could give you a "pass" considering who it was for. I would have done the same with them rigging it, either they do it or I wouldn't want the job. Could you imagine dropping one of those and it being your fault? brostow13 said: Just curious ,why do you need a special permit ?you don't appear to be too wide or too long,are you too tall ?Other than maybe being too tall that is an anytime of the day load here .Again just curious ,other than that cool job and great pics, thanks . Mark John Fenshaw said: great pics nice job. how long did it take yall to get to the keys? what route did yall take to get there. i know i rode my bike there once before for a mini vacation and it seemed like the speed limit was 35mph. thanks for those pics stay safe. Brett Holcome said: Have moved the Broward Sheriffs Office Helicopter several times to Opa Locka Airport Hookup - 0.00 Mileage-0.00 Total =0.00 Its great practice Brett wstowing11 said: I will cut straight to it . Do you still get nervous lifting such valuable pieces of equipment , or is it just normal everyday nothing to worry about stuff ? I know for the few helicopters we have lifted , I am truly nervous on the controls because I know in the end I am the one on the wrecker controls and they will look at the operator when something might go wrong, no matter who did what, why , or whatever . I still never feel comfortable with the size shackle they attach to the top of the motor for the lift. It sometimes will fit in your palm. I commend you guys on the successful lifts with extremely valuable equipment on your hooks ! Brett Holcome said: every time we move one we always have plenty of experts on scene 4 to 5 chiefs & 1 wrecker operator that stands by till all the chiefs decide whose way is the best::: so we just stand by wait @ 0.00 per hour/3hr min. ha ha Santiam01 said: My son & I built one of those, out of legos. His was only 29.95 I would have lifted that one no problem! Seriously, nice work. Are you going to Chucks class a Baltimore on aircraft recovery? Towjoe19 said: Nice job and great pics! As an Ex-Coastie I especially appreciated this post. Us boat guys used to call that model helo (HH-65) whistling sh#t cans. "Whistling" because of the distinct noise the enclosed tail rotor makes, and "sh#t can" because they like to fall out of the sky.... Thanks for sharing and be safe out there! Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." - Auguste Rodin Joey Hardrolls @ Hilario's
  3. Topic Originally Created by Towman3137 in October of 2007: Loaded this truck for a driver and lifted it to remove tires to get under height. Capptow said: Im surprised that they didnt tow and put sign on the back that reads "in tow". ryan twc84 said: nice lift good job BigWheelRecovery said: NICE JOB GUYS thanks for the nice rigging shown because you are the one that showed me all i can say is thank you . keep the great pictures coming . thanks Eric
  4. Topic Originally Created in November of 2007: had to lift off driver he was trap nearly an hour before they could get me to scene. luckly he only ended up with broken leg. sorry no pics of the actual rescue ResqTator said: 'Way to go, Stan! Gerry Sienk said: Hey, we can understand why no pics of the rescue, I'm sure the driver appreciated you not taking any time to take pictures, but the rest is good. Was he loading that can when it fell over? towwhat said: no he wasnt picking up. a concrete pumper was tring to back in a spot to pump and the construction workers said he never slowed down and cut around them when he ran off the side of road.
  5. Accurate Towing from 2009: unknown member: THIS IS HOW FAR NEW JERSEY GOES WITH THEIR INVESTIGATIONS, THIS ONE IS SHRINK WRAPPED TO PERSURVE THE EVIDENCE INSIDE THE VEHICLE.... BELIEVE ME I HATE PICKING UP VEHICLES THIS WAY, I WOULD RATHER BE FIRMLY ATTACHED TO SOMETHING BUT IT REALLY DOESN'T DAMAGE ANYTHING. Before it was repainted:
  6. Topic Originally Created in July of 2006 by AWOOD: Got this call from a contractor and said that he had a 140,000 lb. crane that was stuck in a driveway. Upon arrival we found this unit, luckily it was just surface stuck and not mired. The crane was able to help and it was a successful recovery. It was on a slight grade up-hill with a very slick mud surface. danielswt said: i think you were definitely rigged for a pull great work Scooby said: looks like fun GAYLOCK1 said: good rigging ,excellent job!!!!!Paul ibuytoys said: Nice rigging!! Did you charge them by the Price Per Pound method $$$$$$$$$Hawaii's only NRC 9240SR Sliding Rotator with five winches Nationally Certified Crane Operator- NCCCO #050820973 "The Impossible Just Takes A Little Longer!" BLKWILL said: Allen, Nice Rigging job. Two 3 part lines Sure insured safe W.L.L of your line. What were you hooked to his block tie offs or chokes, I can't see it in the pic? You got it done and We hope you got paid for your labor.Will Cain Chesapeake Service 410-287-2666 hdtowman26 said: Very nice job! Thanx for pics. The Tow God said: Thats like a 200 ton Grove, it should have all wheel steer and 8 wheel drive. Put that sucker in turtle gear and it should walk itself out. The Liebherr's have hooks on the frame below the bumper to hook to, makes it real nice. In California, they have to put the boom in a dolly to make weight. Looks like a fun job. It probably weigh more like 150,000. The 200 ton Liebherr I ran weighed that much without the dolly. Nice machines, but dont move the boom without the outriggers lol Mr Waialae Chevron said: There's a ton of muscle out there....like 150,000 worth! ForgivenOne said: Okay, I'm going to have to join the crowd and say "Good job." You showed me something new or a different way of doing something. Cool, keep these kinds of pics coming and next time show us your hook ups and how you connected the vehicle. I had to zoom the picture and couldn't tell. But I like what you did here, thanks DW Carter said: Nice work Allen. It's nice seeing a job done when the operator cares enough to take care of his equipment. Far better to over rig, than under rig. What's it going to hurt? Take a little longer?DW Carter WM92343
  7. Topic Originally Created in July of 2007: "HUNTER BOYZ" When Second Best Just Won't Do!
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  9. Description states these images are from vintage wreckers site Dos anyone here have details and history of this vintage wrecker?
  10. Topic Created on Tow411 in March of 2008 (No Member Name Available) These was the days I remember !!! Back in 1985 the first and only show held in Brunswick Ga. I think .. I won first place in Beauty with My 1986 chev- w/ a 500 holmes (( LOVED IT )) I won first place in the small wrecker class .. (( working the wreck the quickest and safest )) SORRY FOR THE PICS NOT LOOKING SO GOOD BUT YOU KNOW TIMES HAS CHANGED..
  11. Topic Originally Created by Lepley n Sons Towing in November of 2011. Last January I was hit by a car outside the wrecker and the wrecker was hit also . Legally parked on the side of the road . when that happens the car that hits your vehicle has to pay for rental . Well His insurance company said we will pay you for loss of use . They took 73 days to look at and give me check . The accountant for them figured it to be $9.14 a day . REALLY !!!!!!!! . My question to everyone whats would be a fair price to rent a 1 ton wrecker per day , or week . Only reason for this post is I want to show the insurance company the responses . A car to rent is $ 20.00 per day lanz70 said: time to get a lawyer. Niemans Towing said: wow! thats a joke, when i got hit the rent was 250.00 a day they paid 19grand for a subframe on a truck that was only worth 25 grand the rent on the truck was almost 19 grand its self, id get a lawyer asap! Autobodynj said: I own a rental company, I have been paid as high as $450. Per day for a F650 flatbed. That was part of a court case that a warranty company denied a claim for a local towing company putting their truck out of use for 100 days. More recently two insurance companies paid $350 per da on two separate claims. Good luck. Brian Bell said: We'll that accountant might be pretty close on his figures but he needs to not only give you the "Profit" of $9.14 a day that you lost... (just a little wrecker owner humor) He also needs to pay for the Drivers Wages that were not made by that truck during the down time and also pay the cost of insurance and truck payments for those 73days. I would figure the fixed expenses that the truck you can't use actually cost you a day Insurance $20 per day Driver's Pay $125 per day Truck Note $40 per day etc... That's $194.14 (don't forget the "profit") a day right there and you have lost other things you can't easily put a price tag on like a Rolling Billboard, The readiness to service your customers and or Thanks to them dragging their feet you might have lost customers altogether. Jamie Dougherty said: Call me at 6108281613 I will tell you how to resolve this issue. I had the exact same thing happen to us and we took them to court and got paid the total cost for the units down time. JAMIE DOUGHERTY JANEWAY TOWING Arnott said: We rent for $300 per day, the most common rate I hear for down-time is $350 a day based on a 25 day month (for every 7 days you get paid for 6). I testified in a court case a few years back, the lawyer for the ins. co. thought the rental rate (275 per day at the time) was "absurd" A local rental company at the time rented a $12,000 Hyundai (new price of a Hyundai at the time) for $39.99 a day. So, an $80,000 truck should be worth $275 a day. The Judge did the math, the customer got paid in full for the rental fees. The Tow God Said: In our area, we can't rent a tow truck. What we do is take 3 months of income for that particular truck, and divide it by the amount of days in the 3 month period to come up with a daily average of what that truck makes. We then take the daily average and mutiply it by the number of days the truck is down, or the time we lost the use of the truck, and that is what we charge the insurance company. Here, they call it Loss of Use. DJ Freddie MAC's, Inc.South El Monte, Ca FlashRoadService said: I think peach state wrecker sales down by Atlanta will rent tow trucks. you could call then i have checked on it before I can't remeber what they quoted but it was way more than any $9.00 a day. Slick Willy said: Forget what it costs to rent the truck , show them you invoices that truck has completed in a span of 73 days and show them the money it cost you, for lack of a better term loss of wage, Id say its about time to get a lawyer u should know your in the business insurance companies dont play nice ........Good Luck...............I just read what tow god said my thoughts exactly lol dallastrucks said: Tow truck rental ...$300+ per day plus insurance and any stickers.(inTexas you need stickers and #s).. most about $100 basic stickers ... We have a couple trucks dedicated to just rentals.. and they are booked..... I say get a lawyer..... You deserve it ..... TowZone said: Company did the collection process for loss of use. Only to find that they lost a part of their commercial business accounts while the unit was down. In hindsight it would have been better for this company to rent a truck and seek the compensation while servicing their commercial accounts promptly. If a company has enough units to take up the slack it would be best to seek loss of use. If it is a one or two truck company, the loss of business during that time could be devastating. Be prepared, know the risks ask an Insurance Pro Here before it happens to you. Lepley n Sons Towing said: Thats what they are trying to do loss of use . The difference is nine dollars , part I cant get them to see is the heavy wrecker did not get used last year during this time frame . And It did a few tows after my accident had to have help to do this ( with broken leg and 3 ribs ) but it did bring in some income . Its not rocket science to figure out the heavy wrecker would bring income up in a hurry, ( Compared to a light duty ) when it was idle last year . I am nine dollars this year from what I was last year but I am $ 4000.00 more in fuel . We also had more snow last year than year before . Its time to get atty involved again Lepley n Sons Towing: (2 days after the last post) Well the truck just got hit again , Off the white line of the road , doing a winch out . Guess who the insurance company is again ! ESC said: Anyone know of a tow truck rental company near southeastern PA.... our flatbed was hit yesterday and we are investigating a rental. _______________________________________________________________ http://www.rentawrecker.com/
  12. Topic Originally Created by ABCtowing in September of 2006: Randy Olson said: Great Pictures, and a Big Thanks to George, Jerry, Cheryl, Michele, Marc Valentine with the Flag Truck, the rest of the Museum Staff and all those who assisted and attended in making the unveiling of the monument such a great event for our industry. It will take some time to be completed, but the unveiling along with the actual building of the monument and sculpture was recorded from start to finish.
  13. Topic was originally created by fulltimer2 in November of 2006. I have been towing for over 15 years and have always been reminded about locking in the safety catch's on dollies. A few times the bar has come back at me but I have been able to stop the bar from hitting myself, but the other day a new employee was loading a Toyota 4x4 and she was hit on the side of the head by the bar. She is OK and will be back at work on Tuesday (this happened Friday). So to all out there please help out that new driver, or the person that looks like he or she could use some help, have safty meetings regarding dollies and the procedure in using them. Thanks Chuck. ibflat2 said: yeah it hurts big time, and you are right Training is the key.. Coe Consulting / Fleet west have a video (dvd) out on use of dollies which is good .. towmanjc said: I always keep a hand on the dolly bar!!!Joe O`Brien Weavertown Towing & Recovery - Pgh,Pa mballor said: I've heard of broken jaws from those before, i'm not sure if its true but after i was told that i always stopped and made sure i had everything right before i released the dolly with the bar. I always make sure my head is not in the way just in case, never lean towards the car, and just take your time. fulltimer2 said: This driver was shown the procedure in using dollies and has used them before without incident. It was just an unfortunate accident. SlimSanta said: I see a new design on a set of dollies that would prevent that type of accident. Dakota Service & Repair, Brookings, SD danielswt said: long long ago before we had rollbacks one of our guys misplaced his bar and thought he would use a 12'' long cresent wrench instead......LOL boy was that the wrong thing to do. it didnt hit him but you shoulda seen the distance that baby had across the yard!!! Eric777 said: Good ole dolly bar........seen one guy let the dollys down, and the bar ended up cracking the side mirror of a car...... SFAUTORESCUE said: One thing I found out about using dolly bars is that you only mess up once in you life time. BTS 3 said: I had a demo of those new In the Ditch dollies down in Baltimore. They seem to be very nice. Light weight and easy to use. I actually ordered a set I was so impressed on how easy they were. One of the things I liked best of them (pertaining to this subject) is how light the loading bar was. Tropical Towing said: Yep I got hit right in the neck about a year ago. I knew better but got in a hurry, was not watching what I was doing, it was raining, my hands were wet, I slipped and bang right in under my ear. I had to set down for a few just to collect my thoughts. Brian ITD Sales said: Good Morning Everyone. I am new to the tow 411 website. I am the sales representative for In The Ditch Towing Products and wanted to encourage all of you to check out our website at www.intheditch.com. The Speed Dolly works with cam-locks instead of the traditional ratchets, so there are less accidents with the dolly bar. Because of the cam-lock system, you can keep both hands on the dolly bar at all times, the cam-lock positively engages when the dolly bar is completely keeled over. The cam-lock works with a pin so the dolly locks itself, so you can keep both hands on the dolly bar. The Speed Dolly also stores in a locked position so it's easy to pick up. It is only 58 lbs and a nice level load, so the wheels aren't flipping around and wobbling. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Speed Dolly! Jenn smoffrd snowrider said: i always make sure the locks in place before i load and i got about 75ft with the pipe wrench i still haven't gone after
  14. michael212 added this image: only1CaliforniaCraneNRotator added these images: Proud of Sheriff TINY Charlie Bob's Towing (800) Bobs-Tow www.BobsTowingca.com HeavyD added these images: HEAVYD WWW.BOBSTOWCA.COM "TheViews Expressed Are My Own and Do Not Necessarily Represent Those Of The Staff, Management, or My Employer." Ron Pullen added these images: 2007 Pete Miller 1060 Wade200 added these images: j hook 74 added these images: unknown member added these images: 2010 Peterbilt 75ton Miller rotator TowPro84 added these images: BigWheelRecovery added these images: BatteliniTowing added these images: BATTELINI TRANSPORTATION & WRECKER SALES Battelinis Wrecker Sales & Battelinis Towing and Transport Heavytowman12 added these images: Feenstras added these images: racinhammer29 added these images: pttowguy added these images: I can't believe that I have not added our pride & joy to this post. We built it ourselves in-house over several years and are very proud of it. It was a lot of work, but it truely is fun to drive and more fun to operate! And like any rotator here, it comes completely equiped with all the good riggings etc...........and thanks to one of our new friends from the Ohio tow show, a custom seat cover! little wrecker added these images: Our Tator Tot in the museum its about a 1/2 ton then our 40 ton Nrc Slider in Phoenix and our 75 ton with 5 winches in Tucson. I love running all of them. I truly could not work for a better company. Ty Wildman Barnett's Towing LLC Tucson, Az. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain! Allstar710 added these images: Billsservice1 added these images: danielswt added these images: andyshanover added these images: rotator60 added these images: Here is mine that I operated my last 5 years at University Towing.. I operated this unit from 2005 until 2010..it is a 2005 Kenworth T-800 with a 2005 Century 1060 Rotator..Harvey "showtime 93" operates it now.. showtime93 added these images: Low Boy added these images: West Service Center Chesapeake, VA unknown member added these images: Dixietowgirl88 added these images: ATR1 added these images: checkin in from the boro t-800 with a 1060 3 winch The Tow God added these images: Risoldis added this image: Risoldis Automotive Eastampton, New Jersey Chasing the dream, not the competition towie1 added these images: Here is our ( little compared to some of your gear ) 1130 we are based in Melbourne Australia Truckworks in Adelaide built this T608 Kenworth up for us and did a ripper job on the paintwork most impressed with the other trucks posted in here
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