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Wreckers
« on: March 11, 2009, 03:28:15 PM »
This Pete from the local transit authority was picking up a dead bus next to work this morning in downtown Pittsburgh.



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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 03:13:15 PM »
This ol' gal was still on the ready line at Haines Towing of Bordentown NJ in December 2006. Haven't been by that way in 8-9 months so don't know if it's still a part of the fleet or not.


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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 03:23:19 PM »
I posted a Skeeters Wrecker in KW link from Denton ,Texas. They have several big wreckers I plan on catching. :-)
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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 04:48:47 AM »
Wreckers have always been a favorite of mine too. Some nice pix here, that 2-tone blue Pete is an impressive piece of equipment. The Volvo on the hook of a Volvo has some humour-value to it.  :-D I broke down once just west of Belleville, ON (I was westbound) and a big hook outta Belleville took into the Ten Acre Truck Stop. I had a full load of vehicles on (I drove a parkin' lot) and it made the combination...wrecker + my tractor + my trailer...over length. Dropping the wagon on the side of the highway wasn't an option and it was actually cheaper to hire an escort than to split my unit and hire the wrecker and a tractor. Total distance of the tow was less than 5km and the bill was in excess of $800.00 (as I recall).  :-o Yep, I like lookin' at the big hooks but hirin' 'em is another story. Heh,heh.

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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 01:39:02 PM »
A Nashville Towing and recovery truck I caught today. I did not notice until now the little rollback in the background. 



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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 03:33:28 PM »
A Nashville Towing and recovery truck I caught today. I did not notice until now the little rollback in the background. 





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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 11:39:00 AM »


Milne Towing Pete 389 60Ton.  Jimmy and I caught the owner washing his truck and had an interesting conversation.  Apparently with its length he is getting flack when not towing in CA with their oddball length restrictions. He said that he intends to rig up some 100lb token trailer to comply with the letter of of the law.  :roll:

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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 02:36:08 AM »
Credit to the unknown photographer.

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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2009, 02:36:47 AM »
Credit to the unkown photographer.

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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 05:40:17 AM »
Okay, I am gonna take a chance with this Photobucket thing.  Here are some of my wrecker pic's

These are probably my favorite two pics, my Mack towing a Pete....



Recovering a burning, loaded propane truck from a burning building.


This is the Ford I owned, and the blue IHC was also mine.


This belongs to Campbell's in Ligonier, IN.  It is conservatively rated at 80+ tons
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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 01:02:40 PM »


Skeeters, Denton Texas








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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 05:33:55 PM »
Very impressive gear. Lotsa bux tied up in those units.  :-)

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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2009, 08:12:01 AM »
Nice shots everyone.  Some good looking trucks.  I took this last year at FDIC in Indy.



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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 10:10:32 AM »
Cal Neva headed up to Lake Tahoe on Mount Rose Hwy 5_4_09.


Milne 2 Axle.  This unit is used by the wife of the couple that own the company.  When Jimmy and I talked with him several weeks ago he mentioned that it is slated improved paint job.  Mustang NV 5_6_09.

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Re: Wreckers
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2009, 06:03:59 PM »
Here are pic's of the recovery trucks at the incident that I worked on Sunday 06-21-09 (see Fire Trucks).  The hook in the middle is the truck that I previously posted a pic of in front of the Mack dealership in Ft Wayne, IN.  With a 35 ton unit on one side and a 16 ton on the other, it gives you an idea just how BIG it really is.











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