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The Holmes® DTU Brings Versatility to Your Towing Fleet

A Holmes DTU, detachable towing unit, being used to tow a road tractor down the highway.

The Holmes® DTU is a Detachable Towing Unit from Miller Industries that gives you the flexibility to utilize your existing road tractor for more uptime when not hauling a trailer. This video showcases how the DTU can allow the usage of a road tractor 5th wheel plate, combined with an added wet line kit, for towing up to 35,000 lbs.

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Topics: miller industries, Heavy-Duty, Towing, Holmes, DTU, Detachable Towing Unit

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

Image showing part two of the dp winch maintenance video of draining the oil

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

Maintenance Monday: Setting Heavy-Duty Winch Drag

Picture showing DP winch partnering with Miller Industries to show how to change the gear oil in the PD heavy-duty winches.

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

TRAILER TOWING: Heavy Trailer Hook-Up

Images showing a Vulcan Heavy-duty wrecker towing a trailer using the king pin attachment

In this full-feature video our own Tom Luciano will demonstrate one way to tow a heavy trailer using the Century® or Vulcan® underlift cross bar, fork risers, king pin tow plate, safety chains, and our engineered tow chains with specially designed frame hooks.

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Topics: VIDEO, miller industries, Century, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Tow Truck, Recovery, 9055XL, Underlift, 7035, Century 9055, V-100, V-70, tow chains, 5130, 5230, King Pin, 5th Wheel Attachment, Trailer, Fork Holder, Crossbar, Trailer Towing, Fork Risers, Frame Chains

A Better Way to Check Your Tire Pressure

The Air Guard System that is exclusive to Miller Industries for heavy-duty trucks

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

Heavy-Duty Underlift Fork Holders

Image of John Hawkins illustrating the proper fit of the towing fork on the truck of a axle.

Proper fork holder usage is critical during heavy-duty towing operations. In this video our own John L. Hawkins discusses some of the common misconceptions when using fork holders, and demonstrates the way our fork holders were designed to be used.

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Topics: miller industries, Century, Wrecker, Heavy-Duty, Rotator, Towing, Tow Truck, Underlift, Heavy-Duty Towing, Towing Forks, Knee Boom, Fork Holder, HHU, SDU

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