Maintenance Monday: Heavy-Duty Winch Gear Oil Change (Part 2)

Posted by Miller Industries on Aug 27, 2018 12:20:25 PM

In this short video we demonstrate a helpful technique to aid in changing the gear oil on the DP winches found on our heavy wreckers and rotators.  This video is a last video in a three-part video series covering the DP Winches found on Century® and Vulcan® heavy-duty wreckers and rotators.  

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Topics: gear oil, 9055, DP Winch, VIDEO, 7035, 1135, maintenance monday, maintenance, Winching, Integrated, V-70, V-100, Truck, Tow Truck, Wrecker, 1150, Heavy-Duty, Vulcan, Rotators, Towing, Winch, miller industries, Century, 9055XL

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: DP Winch, Winch, maintenance monday, maintenance, VIDEO, miller industries, Century, Vulcan, V-100, V-70, 9055, 7035, 5130, 5230, 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: miller industries, Century 9055, 9055XL, Century, Vulcan, DP Winch, maintenance monday, maintenance, VIDEO, Winching, Winch, Wire Rope, Wrecker, Heavy-Duty

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

VULCAN® 3rd Winch Option

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

This video demonstrates the benefits of the 3rd winch option available on Vulcan® Heavy-Duty Integrated wreckers from Miller Industries.  Not only does this video show you the benefit of having this extra winch, but also how it can help during tough recoveries.  

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Topics: Heavy-Duty, Vulcan, V-100, V-70, Wrecker, Integrated, Tow Truck, Trucks, Towing, Recovery, Recoveries, Efficiency, Towlife, Power, Winch, Pulling, Winching, miller industries, 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: miller industries, Century, Vulcan, Chevron, Holmes, Light-Duty, Medium-Duty, Heavy-Duty, Carriers, Rotator, Rotators, Wrecker, Autoloader, Tow Truck, Truck, Winching, Winch, AutoLoaders, Recovery, Recoveries, repo, repossession, Wire Rope, maintenance, Inspection, Cable, maintenance monday, VIDEO

SlideWinder™ Winch Option

Posted by Miller Industries on Dec 20, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Check out this video demonstration of our SlideWinder winch option.  This option allows for easy winching onto your car carrier when faced with offset pull points found on many late model vehicles.  The SlideWinder winch option is available on select Century, Vulcan, and Chevron car carriers.  

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Topics: Accessory, miller industries, Option, Winch, SlideWinder, Towing, Car Carriers, Carriers, Rollback, VIDEO

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