Ed Johnson Posted January 23, 2018 Share Posted January 23, 2018 Johnson's Guide for the Professional Tow Truck Operator - 2018 Some of you will remember the original manual published in 2001 and many of you purchased it. A new 2018 edition has been published that provides much more information. While the original provided the maximum tow speed and distance restrictions for towing with drive wheels on the road, the 2018 manual goes much further. It tells you how to identify and set the transfer cases and transmissions in 4WD vehicles. You have been told that all-wheel drive vehicles cannot be towed with two wheels on the ground, but some are towable and this manual tells you which ones can be and which ones cannot. This data was obtained directly from the manufacturers. The manual covers most cars, vans, and light trucks sold in the United States since World War II but it also provides information for a good number of antiques built as far back as the 1930's. There is no guess work when you tow a vehicle. The manual specifically tells you how to identify the transfer case system (some trucks have 2 or 3 systems in any given model year) and how to make the proper shift. On some vehicles, a "neutral" for the transfer case is not displayed but the manual tells you where to find it and how to set it when needed. Electronic transfer cases are more difficult to set than manual shift units, but with proper information, you can tow many of them with your wheel lift. The manual also tells you which vehicles can be transported on a dolly and which ones cannot. The manual cost $85.00 (shipping included) and comes with a 30 day guarantee; if you do not like the manual, send it back for a full refund. Keep in mind that this manual covers most vehicles sold in the United States for a period of over 70 years. With it, you can be an expert at towing antique and modern vehicles, but also specialty cars. It is important to note that the book is compact enough to be easily carried in a tow truck. If you only want one copy, it is easily used by a dispatcher to help your operators on the road. To order, call us at (757) 827-6524 (Coliseum Towing Service) or fax your order to (757) 826-2313. Orders may also be sent by mail to 2807 Bending Oak Drive, Hampton, VA 23666-3001, or email to email@example.com. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. If you have questions, give me (Ed Johnson) a call. Ed Johnson, Coliseum Towing Service, Hampton, VA. 23666 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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