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    Default T.C.-FireMech, all you other motorheads and Tow Truck Nuts...

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    Who's the jackwagon in charge of that operation???

    Don't know about there, but here that is illegal as all hell.

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    Yep that would get you "put in the pink" or an e-citation very quick around here. What a bunch of dumb arses.
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    holy crap.....wonder who 'authorized' that tow?!

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    Who cares about the legalities???? I posted it 'cause it's cool as hell!!!!! That tow truck is puttin a LOT of ponies to work!!!!!!!
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    I would like to have the towing wrecker!!

    Where were the cops for traffic control???
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    The tow truck is owned by Rob's Towing down in Bristol. They refer to the truck as "Megatron", appropriatly enough
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    wow - checked out their web site...they even advertise their big rig for towing fire apparatus! ...
    Wheel Lift Towing for the modern vehicles with 174" reach. Excellent for all types of tour buses and fire apparatus.

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    Yup, lol. I can't count how many fd vehicles they've towed out of the apartment courtyards
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtg55 View Post
    Yup, lol. I can't count how many fd vehicles they've towed out of the apartment courtyards
    And how many were beached by you? Or your old man????
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff
    wow - checked out their web site...they even advertise their big rig for towing fire apparatus! ...
    We have a company that has 3 of these "Megatrons" that does our towing. As well, they have a roll back trailer for those that can't be lifted by the hook.

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    EDIT: @ FWD, my first impression was that was one helluva load to be towing.
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    Yep. We've used Rob's quite a bit. Both for breakdowns and pulling us out of the courtyards. Sometimes we paid a price getting the best position on the fireground for the tower ladder. In the past, I've been the one driving the rig and getting it stuck (mtg55's father was Chief and ordered me in. haha) and I've been the Chief doing the ordering.
    They are really good to the fire service, however I really don't know what they were thinking in the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tower Dog 14 View Post
    Yep. We've used Rob's quite a bit. Both for breakdowns and pulling us out of the courtyards. Sometimes we paid a price getting the best position on the fireground for the tower ladder. In the past, I've been the one driving the rig and getting it stuck (mtg55's father was Chief and ordered me in. haha) and I've been the Chief doing the ordering.
    They are really good to the fire service, however I really don't know what they were thinking in the video.
    This isn't HMcG is it????????
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    Nice hook!
    What I can't figure out is why the original heavy hauler had 12 axels under the drill rig.
    PA must have some really screwy bridge laws. Around here that would only have six axels under it. Thats small compared to a lot of the logging equipment used in the woods here.

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    FWD - No, I was Chief after mtg55's father through most of the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tower Dog 14 View Post
    FWD - No, I was Chief after mtg55's father through most of the 90's.
    10-4. I worked with Howard the Duck at Engine 69.

    Worked with mtg55's old man down at the Shipyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    And how many were beached by you? Or your old man????
    Haha, only once or twice by me, not as many courtyards here as there are in B-town. Don't wanna imagine how many the old man sunk. Think of it as a mud bath for the wagon, good for the paint!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tower Dog 14 View Post
    FWD - No, I was Chief after mtg55's father through most of the 90's.
    Hey chief, long time....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Who's the jackwagon in charge of that operation???

    Don't know about there, but here that is illegal as all hell.

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    Not here. Or in MOST States. You are allowed to tow anything DISABLED as a PRIMARY tow. After that it has to be broken down to LEGAL components. That load isn't ALL that heavy,except for all the Jeeps. Must be a Michigan load with all those axles. Front axle doesn't appear to be very light so load is well distributed. T.C.

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    Like I said, "Not Here". It is illegal to tow a tractor AND trailer attached. It impedes traffic for the most part. Weight isn't an issue. A combo must be separated before being towed.

    I don't know the verbiage, just first hand and on the spot knowledge/education from several tow/recovery companies we use.

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