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Cleveland: Aug.19-22; Las Vegas: Sept. 9-12; San Antonio: Oct. 16-18
Wheels deep in mud pose no problem for B&F Towing
Aqua and gray tribal patterns highlight this beauty
Production of Mack’s MD6 and MD7 will begin in July 2020
Epidemic has brings changes that may affect the repo business
Dates for Cleveland, Las Vegas, and San Antonio shows moved forward to August, September and October
American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in Towing April 01 - April 07, 2020

Ford's F-600 Super Duty Cab

FordF600 725b3Ford has introduced an all-new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab, a medium-duty truck that delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck, including a maximum GVWR of 22,000 lbs., in a Class 5 Super Duty package. Customers no longer have to choose between a truck that doesn't have enough payload and a truck that's too big. For customers who need additional payload or need to mount heavier upfits but don't want to move into a larger truck, the all-new Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is designed to fill the sweet spot between F-550 and F-650. Although the overall vehicle is the same size as an F-550, F-600 uses upgraded driveline and chassis components, as well as higher-weight-rated 19.5" tires and wheels to help it achieve a higher GVWR.

F-600 customers can choose from two engines: the 7.3-liter gas V-8 or the third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel. An all-new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission is available across all engine offerings with available live-drive power take-off provision.

ford.com

ARI's HD Brake Maintenance Tools

tools2 2e6d9ARI Phoenix recently released its new Brake Maintenance Tools hub and caliper removal system. The Wheel Hub Removal Jack, No. WS-18-HR, and Brake Caliper Jack, No. WS-18-BC, allow one person to quickly and safely service heavy-duty vehicle brake assemblies and reduce manual lifting. Features of the Brake Maintenance Tools include:
• Helps avoid damage to hub seals and components.
• Removal of the hub and caliper is safe and simple.
• Reduces chance of injury.
• Fits in tight spaces.
• Easily moves around shop.

ari-hetra.com

International Truck's CV Series

Press5 2e122International Truck's CV Series features many commercial-grade features, like a gear-driven transfer case, a high-strength, low-alloy steel frame rail and painted chassis for corrosion resistance. For faster, more convenient service, the CV Series includes a commercial-style forward-tilting hood. Under that hood is the International 6.6L, 350-horsepower engine with 700-lbs./ft. of torque and one of two Allison transmission options. The CV is capable of handling up to a maximum GCWR of 37,500 lbs. Straight frame rails with no rivets on the top flange provide a clean area from cab to axle, making it easy to mount bodies for virtually any commercial-grade application. The Series offers a dual battery box mounted under the cab, multiple fuel tank options, optional exhaust outlets, and multiple wheelbase options.

internationaltrucks.com

Allison 1000/2000 Series for International CV

Allison 94ccbWith proven durability and reliability in the commercial truck segment, the Allison 1000 Series and 2000 Series are the exclusive fully automatic transmissions for the new International CV Series vocational trucks. In this series, the six-speed Allison automatics are paired with the International 6.6L turbo-charged diesel engine. The Allison-equipped International CV Series trucks are rated up to 22,900 lbs. GVWR. Features a power take-off option which enables users to run power auxiliary equipment and close-ratio six-speeds, with double overdrive, to climb challenging terrain and maximize fuel economy.

allisontransmission.com.


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"Call volume for tow operations will begin to rise and be back strong by summer."
RECOVERY ROUNDUP: Jerr-Dan Quad of Wreckers Staged during Recovery in Mountainous Oregon
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Join industry trainer Bobby Tuttle of CIRT as he discusses options for how to safely recover all sizes of wrecked vehicles when entangled in the cable barrier systems. Discusses issues with releasing the tension of the cable barrier system. His seminar, “Recovery from Median Cable Barriers Systems,” will take place during Tow Industry Week at the Westgate Paradise & Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 9-12, 2020.

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By Don Lomax
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Scott Wheeler, owner of Metro Towing in Joplin, Missouri, says he’s happy to offer free roadside assistance to folks who are stuck trying to get home. Image - koamnewsnow.com.


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Miller Industries has developed an icon to represent the towing and recovery industry within the First Responder family. Files of the icon can be downloaded from their news website at news.millerind.com.
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is calling on financial and lending institutions to halt repossessions, foreclosures and evictions for at least 90 days. Image – ABC 15 Arizona.
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