Many of you have been asking about the project, and the restoration of the Holmes 330 Junior is almost complete! A lot of progress as been made since our last post. Most of the paint work is complete with a few minor exceptions.
Painting, painting, and more painting. With help from Byrd’s Automotive in Chattanooga, TN “Tank” and Co. have been busy with the paint process for the restoration project.
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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The Holmes 330 Junior restoration is starting to come together. More preparation work continues before Jeremy Tankersley “Tank” and Co. are able to begin painting and putting the pieces back together.
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The progress continues with the Holmes 330 Junior restoration for the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga. Miller Industries Customer Service Supervisor, Jeremy Tankersley “Tank”, with help from his uncle Mark Dodd had to seek out a suitable cab to use for the restoration project.
This video demonstrates how to operate the MatJack® high pressure air bag lifting kit offered from Miller Industries. In this video we show the how to properly utilize the air bag kit to lift a heavy object.
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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Late last year, representatives from the Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN made the decision to include unique displays that relate to Chattanooga’s history in their newly built hospital slated to open later this year. Each floor of the hospital will have different focal points. For the second floor of the new hospital, Erlanger decided to use an antique wrecker as the focal point.