One often overlooked maintenance item is the lubrication of the control station on your wrecker or rotator. This video demonstrates how to lubricate the control station handle on Century® and Vulcan® Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Wreckers, as well as Rotators.
In this video we review the importance of inspecting the subframe mounting bolts on your wrecker or rotator, as well as demonstrate a simple technique for quickly checking for loose bolts.
The excess cold and heat created by the elements can make the need for additional care requirements for your equipment. When it comes to rotator recovery booms, the heat from the summer sun can dry out the grease inside your recovery boom over time thus leading to excess wear on the wear pads inside the boom. Following the recommendations in this video, you can help avoid this occurrence and keep your rotator ready to respond when needed.
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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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.
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.
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 different 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.
Whether you call it a Car Carrier, Rollback, or Slide Bed, they get a lot of use in today's world of towing and recovery. If you operate a Century®, Vulcan®, or Chevron™ car carrier, it is important that you routinely lubricate all of the pivot and grease points to keep your carrier in optimal working condition. This video guides you through some of the critical lubrication points for your Miller Industries car carrier.
Snatch blocks are a critical tool used for rigging during heavy lifting. When it comes to heavy-duty towing and recovery, snatch blocks are often placed under very heavy loads. This video discusses the key points for inspecting the Crosby® snatch blocks offered by Miller Industries.
Our friends at Ashely Sling show us why inspecting your heavy-duty endless loop strap slings is important. In this video we discuss what to look for during your inspections, as well as how to avoid damage to your slings.
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