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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: 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