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About MidnightMitch

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    Oakdale, Ca. USA

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    Mitch's Auto Repair & Tow

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  1. With big tires, doing them by hand is best for a small operation. If you aren't specializing in tire sales, it would not be worth the money. Get a good bead breaker, some quality bars, a remote inflator hose, and a cage. Once you get the hang of it, it is not that difficult. If you are going to buy a machine, go to your big truck tire shops and ask them which machines work good, and have been reliable. Having an off brand one that is not working, and parts/repair not available will be a huge disappointment. I have been doing my own tire mounting on my trucks for a couple years, and have s
  2. Just got new B/A chains, and bridles for my new truck. All are CHINA stamped. Links at ends are not correctly formed, and welds are not cleaned up nice. The people in this video did not make them. Quality is not the same as the ones I already have. I wish more companies cared more about quality, and less about how to cut production costs.
  3. If anyone has any information on getting a flatbed/rollback installed on one of these, please let me know. It will be a new Hybrid truck, and I want to make sure there is a way to make it be a useable unit. I will possibly be getting funding, by decommissioning my current truck. I have only found a couple used trucks that are for sale in a rollback configuration. Any/all help is appreciated.
  4. #1 Agero (Number of calls, Knowledgeable Dispatchers, Approve Reasonable Rates, Approve mileage on out of area, CC on Dispatch) #2 Allstate (Accident, and After Hours mostly, Approve mileage on out of area, CC on Dispatch) #3 Geico (Approve Reasonable Rates, Approve mileage on out of area, Takes a few days, or more for payment) #4 Urgent.Ly (Approve Reasonable Rates, Low Call Volume) #5 Quest (Low Call volume) #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Honk (Pricing is a ridiculously low rate on APP, GOA is $20, even on out of
  5. My condolences to all the family, friends, and coworkers. Sounds like he was a good man, and people like that will live on. Not only in heaven, but also in the hearts of the people he helped, and taught. May God welcome him with open arms.
  6. That was nice to see an organization helping out the people who help the kids. People don't realize that most crossing guards are volunteers, and are often taken for granted. Way to go CTTA.
  7. Nice setup. Could you post a pic of how they store on the truck. Thanks,, it reminded me to call Tesla for payment on the last one.
  8. The coolant level switch is just an on/off switch. You can try to jump the connector with a paper clip to simulate a closed switch, and disconnect it to simulate an open switch. The 5volt reference wire will probably have a few splice connections in the harness. You can check for the correct 5volt reference from ECM, and at the other sensors to find out where the problem is.
  9. Saw one on Ebay. It's the no display model. Just in case you are still looking. eBay item number: 183834112111
  10. An Allison certified transmission shop may be able to update the software for you.
  11. The calibration of the turbo actuator motor can cause a lack of power. The actuator arm can be assembled incorrectly inside the turbo, or the actuator can be not calibrated. Cummins software is needed, and actuator must be removed(after draining coolant from block), and installed to get it checked/set correctly. I would also recommend using DIESEL KLEEN additive in the fuel. It has worked wonders in my trucks, and many of my customer's trucks. My truck was a turd(no codes) when I bought it, would barely do 65 on the highway. After a month of DK(double dosed), it will now hit the speed gove
  12. Ford diesels are still having issues. I would not recommend getting a 6.7. I am going to wait for the new gas engine in the 2020 models. It looks to be a great design. It will be 430 HP/475 TQ. I loved the F650 with a CAT or Cummins, too bad they quit using both. International, and Freightliner still offer the Cummins, but the cost is higher.
  13. It did better than I would expect. They are usually pretty flimsy. Hopefully, they weren't in there for that ride. I would hate to see the inside after that, especially if the poop tank was full.
  14. Nice work. I like how you used the 2nd line to the rear. That's the way to make the casualty your puppet. It's best to have more control if needed, set up beforehand. I have seen similar situations have the rear slide over, as soon as you pull a little. You guys sure stay busy up there. Keep it up.
  15. I use roundslings/endless loops or 8ft. recovery straps(looped back) for recoveries/winchouts. I also try to get two attachment points(left/right, or front/rear) if vehicle is stuck good or on a steep incline. Digging is necessary to get at a secure attachment sometimes. The eye screws are only designed to pull straight to load on a low angle flatbed. I have also noticed that the European tow trucks have a winch that slides left to right(to keep pull straight). If using the eye bolt to load, I only winch enough to get the vehicle barely on the deck, then get the bed at a very low angle to ge
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