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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: Heavy-Duty Winch Gear Oil Change

Image showing the Miller Industries and DP winch partnership for heavy-duty wreckers and rotators

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

Maintenance Monday: Power Wrapping Your Recovery Winch

Image showing a Vulcan v-30 wrecker having it's winches power wrapped

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: VIDEO, miller industries, Century, Vulcan, Wrecker, maintenance, maintenance monday, Recoveries, Recovery, Medium-Duty, Autoloader, Winch, Car Carrier, Light-Duty, Winching, Drag Winch

Maintenance Monday: Wire Rope Inspection

Images of Ashley Sling and John Hawkins from Miller Industries partnering to demonstrate how to inspect wire rope on wreckers.

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: VIDEO, miller industries, Century, Vulcan, Wrecker, Heavy-Duty, Rotator, maintenance, maintenance monday, Chevron, Holmes, Tow Truck, Recoveries, Medium-Duty, Truck, Autoloader, Winch, Light-Duty, Carriers, Winching, Wire Rope, Inspection, Repo, Repossession, Cable

SlideWinder™ Winch Option

Image of the slide winder winch package installed and in use on a Miller Industries car carrier

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