Category: Trucks & Equipment

Still going strong: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the tow truck

Still going strong: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the tow truck

Ooltewah, Tennessee — August 16, 2016 — It might be hard to believe, but the tow truck turns 100 later this year. Ernest Holmes built the first tow truck in 1916 in Chattanooga, Tenn., by attaching a rigging system to a 1913 Cadillac. People had towed vehicles before this, of course, but this marks the […]

Cycle Caddy now available from Canadian Towing Equipment

Cycle Caddy now available from Canadian Towing Equipment

Ayr, Ontario — December 16, 2015 – A new motorcycle dolly is available through Canadian Towing Equipment. According to the company, the innovative Speed Ramp on the Cycle Caddy makes loading a motorcycle smooth and nearly effortless. The Cycle Caddy stores in a folded, compact position, saving valuable room in the tool box. The Cycle […]

Miller debuts 10 Series Generation II Carriers

Miller debuts 10 Series Generation II Carriers

Ooltewah, Tennessee — August 18, 2015 – Miller Industries recently announced the release of their 10 Series Generation II car carrier line. Featuring a new subframe design capable of lowering the deck height 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) to 2 inches (50.8 mm), the company says the new carriers allow for a better centre of gravity, […]

Miller releases new spreader bar

Miller releases new spreader bar

Ooltewah, Tennessee —- March 11, 2015 -– Miller Industries is now offering a new spreader bar that works in conjunction with its full line of heavy-duty products. The adjustable, five-piece bar is designed for use in all ranges of lifting applications, from heavy through light-duty, allowing for straight vertical lifts without damaging or collapsing the […]

Holmes adds power tilt option to 440-SL

Holmes adds power tilt option to 440-SL

Ooltewah, Tennessee — February 24, 2015 – Holmes is now offering their 400-SL self-loader with optional power tilt. The Miller Industries-distributed 400-SL’s new option operates via a 30-degree arc to provide positive tilt for increased vehicle clearance and negative tilt for hooking while on uneven or sloping road surfaces. Proximity limiter switches on both the […]

Miller launches new chain assembly

Miller launches new chain assembly

Ooltewah, Tennessee — December 30, 2014 – Miller Industries has released a new accessory to their product line—a 5′ trailer plate and frame roll chain assembly. Consisting of two chains with a flat throat hook at one end and a grab hook at the other, each assembly is stated to handle maximum loads of 15,000 lbs. The […]

Vulcan releases 3rd winch option

Vulcan releases 3rd winch option

Ooltewah, Tennessee — December 23, 2014 – Vulcan has released a new 3rd winch option for its V-70 and V-100 towing and recovery units. Distributed by Miller Industries, the auxiliary 22,000-lb planetary winch mounts to the lower side of the recovery boom with a pivoting sheave head mounted in the underlift down boom, below the […]

Miller introduces recovery boom for faster roadway clearance

Miller introduces recovery boom for faster roadway clearance

Ooltewah, Tennessee — October 30, 2014 – Aiming to offer a solution for quick clearance on roadways, Century has released the 1150RXP. Distributed by Miller Industries, the company says the 50 tonne, 3-stage recovery boom is designed for tough side recoveries while providing minimal lane blockage and offers 360 degrees of continuous rotation as well […]

GM maintains max. tow capacity with 2015 pick-ups

GM maintains max. tow capacity with 2015 pick-ups

By CTAR Staff Detroit, Michigan — July 2, 2014 – General Motors has announced its 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pick up trucks will maintain a maximum tow capacity of 12,000 lb as the company transitions towards SAE compliance. “We engineered the new Silverado and Sierra 1500s to be our most capable light-duty […]

Nomad USB iPhone chargers ideal for towers

Nomad USB iPhone chargers ideal for towers

By Andrew Ardizzi Our mobile phones are everything to us nowadays, in that I mean we use them for everything because they’ve evolved so much and come so far since the days of phones the size of our forearms–never mind those plugged into a wall–that they’re a catch-all device that can place calls, surf the internet […]