Maintenance Monday: Heavy-Duty Winch Gear Oil Change

Posted by Miller Industries on Aug 6, 2018 11:22:00 AM

In this video our friends at TWG walk us through how to change the gear oil on the DP winches for Century and Vulcan heavy-duty wreckers.  In this video we also discuss the difference in oil reservoirs found on the 50k and 35k winches.  We hope you find this video helpful.  If you have more questions please reach out to one of our knowledgeable distributors.

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Topics: Century, miller industries, Winch, Vulcan, V-100, V-70, maintenance, maintenance monday, 7035, 5130, 5230, VIDEO, DP Winch, 9055, gear oil

Maintenance Monday: Setting Heavy-Duty Winch Drag

Posted by Miller Industries on Jul 30, 2018 10:23:00 AM

Verifying the winch drag settings on your  heavy-duty wrecker is an important maintenance item.  Our friends at TWG helped us create this helpful video that outlines why drag settings are so important, and also demonstrates how to set the tension for both the DP 35,000 lb. and 50,000 lb. winches.    In this video we also clear up some common misconceptions around free-spool tension settings on our Century® and Vulcan®  heavy-duty wreckers, and explain the differences between how the 35k and 50k winches function internally.

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Topics: 9055XL, Century, Century 9055, miller industries, Winch, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Wrecker, Winching, maintenance, Wire Rope, maintenance monday, VIDEO, DP Winch

A Better Way to Check Your Tire Pressure

Posted by Miller Industries on Jun 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Checking the tire pressure in your wrecker or rotator is a critical safety step.  Ensuring proper tire pressure before a heavy tow could be the different between a tire blowout and a successful tow.  This video showcases the LED AirGuard® tire pressure monitoring system developed by Real Wheels, and exclusive to Miller Industries.

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Topics: miller industries, Heavy-Duty, Rotator, maintenance, maintenance monday, Tire Pressure, Air Guard, Air Pressure, Tires, VIDEO

Maintenance Monday: Guide to Car Carrier Lubrication

Posted by Miller Industries on May 21, 2018 10:09:00 AM

Whether you call it a Car Carrier, Rollback, or Slide Bed, they get a lot of use in today's world of towing and recovery.  If you operate a Century®, Vulcan®, or Chevron™ car carrier, it is important that you routinely lubricate all of the pivot and grease points to keep your carrier in optimal working condition.  This video guides you through some of the critical lubrication points for your Miller Industries car carrier.  

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Topics: Century, miller industries, Rollback, Vulcan, Tow Truck, Chevron, maintenance, Inspection, maintenance monday, Grease Points, Slide Bed, Car Carrier, VIDEO

Maintenance Monday: Heavy-Duty Snatch Blocks

Posted by Miller Industries on May 7, 2018 10:22:00 AM

Snatch blocks are a critical tool used for rigging during heavy lifting.  When it comes to heavy-duty towing and recovery, snatch blocks are often placed under very heavy loads.  This video discusses the key points for inspecting the Crosby® snatch blocks offered by Miller Industries.  

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Topics: miller industries, Heavy-Duty, Lifting, Wrecker, Rotator, Integrated, maintenance, maintenance monday, Ashley Sling, Snatch block, VIDEO

Maintenance Monday: Heavy-Duty Endless Loop Strap Slings

Posted by Miller Industries on Apr 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Our friends at Ashely Sling show us why inspecting your heavy-duty endless loop strap slings is important.  In this video we discuss what to look for during your inspections, as well as how to avoid damage to your slings.  

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Topics: Century, miller industries, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Wrecker, Rotator, Tow Truck, Recoveries, Holmes, Medium-Duty, maintenance, Inspection, maintenance monday, Ashley Sling, endless loop strap, VIDEO

Maintenance Monday: Medium-Duty Lubrication Points

Posted by Miller Industries on Apr 9, 2018 10:03:00 AM

This video showcases some of the common lubrication points found on the Century® 3212 G2, Vulcan® V-30 G2, and Chevron™ 1016 G2 medium-duty wreckers.  In this video we discuss the critical wear points where lubrication is most critical.

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Topics: Century, miller industries, Vulcan, Wrecker, Tow Truck, Chevron, Medium-Duty, maintenance, Inspection, maintenance monday, Grease Points, 3212, V-30, 1016, VIDEO

Maintenance Monday: How to Fix Your Leaky Car Carrier Toolbox

Posted by Miller Industries on Mar 26, 2018 9:52:00 AM

Does the toolbox on your car carrier leak? It could be because your toolbox doors aren't closing tight enough against the rubber seal.  This video demonstrates how to adjust the latch on the Phoenix USA® toolbox to achieve a proper seal.  

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Topics: Century, miller industries, Option, Rollback, Vulcan, Chevron, maintenance, maintenance monday, Phoenix USA, Latch Adjustment, Slide Bed, Car Carrier, Toolbox, VIDEO

Maintenance Monday: Power Wrapping Your Recovery Winch

Posted by Miller Industries on Mar 12, 2018 10:03:00 AM

One of the most important preparations a tow truck operator can do, is to make sure the wire rope on their recovery winch is tightly wrapped on the winch drum.  This process is referred to as "power wrapping".  This video discusses the importance of power wrapping the wire rope on your wrecker and carrier winches, while also demonstrating one technique that can be used to complete the power wrapping process.

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Topics: Century, miller industries, Winch, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Wrecker, Rotator, Holmes, Light-Duty, Chevron, Autoloader, Medium-Duty, repossession, Recovery, maintenance, Wire Rope, maintenance monday, drag winching, Carrier, VIDEO

Maintenance Monday: Wire Rope Inspection

Posted by Miller Industries on Feb 26, 2018 10:10:00 AM

Thanks to our friends over at Ashley Sling, we are able to provide you with this video covering the importance of conducting wire rope inspections on your tow truck.  In this short video we talk about the frequency of wire rope inspections, as well as what you should look for when conducting inspections of wire rope.  

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Topics: Century, miller industries, Carriers, Winch, Rotators, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Wrecker, Rotator, Tow Truck, Recoveries, Truck, Holmes, Light-Duty, Chevron, Autoloader, repo, Medium-Duty, repossession, Recovery, Winching, maintenance, AutoLoaders, Wire Rope, Inspection, Cable, maintenance monday, VIDEO

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