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.
Topics: Century, miller industries, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Wrecker, Rotator, Tow Truck, Recoveries, Holmes, Medium-Duty, maintenance, Inspection, maintenance monday, Ashley Sling, endless loop strap, VIDEO
This video showcases some of the common lubrication points found on the Century® 3212 G2, Vulcan® V-30 G2, and Chevron™ 1016 G2 medium-duty wreckers. In this video we discuss the critical wear points where lubrication is most critical.
Does the toolbox on your car carrier leak? It could be because your toolbox doors aren't closing tight enough against the rubber seal. This video demonstrates how to adjust the latch on the Phoenix USA® toolbox to achieve a proper seal.
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.
Topics: Century, miller industries, Winch, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Wrecker, Rotator, Holmes, Light-Duty, Chevron, Autoloader, Medium-Duty, repossession, Recovery, maintenance, Wire Rope, maintenance monday, drag winching, Carrier, VIDEO
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.
Topics: Century, miller industries, Carriers, Winch, Rotators, Vulcan, Heavy-Duty, Wrecker, Rotator, Tow Truck, Recoveries, Truck, Holmes, Light-Duty, Chevron, Autoloader, repo, Medium-Duty, repossession, Recovery, Winching, maintenance, AutoLoaders, Wire Rope, Inspection, Cable, maintenance monday, VIDEO
In this video, our chief engineer for car carriers, Ron Nespor, demonstrates proper lubrication procedures for Chevron Auto-Grip car carrier wheel-lifts.