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Wrecker Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MrArmyAnt, May 5, 2007.

  1. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

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    How mcuh could the ball and chain arm on your average light duty wrecker pull? Also Who sells wrecker beds if someone wanted to put one on a truck? I'm in a college town (norman) a student at ou. people are constantly getting stuck at the river south of here, and I pull them out a lot but sometimes you just can't get it out (I charge most of the frat guys of course, they leave there beercans all over which is ugly as hell).

    I was thinking, get rid of my blazer, get a short bed short cab, throw on a crew cab and maybe throw on a shortened wrecker bed? Advirtise as the offroad wrecker - most wrecking services answer with not no but hell no out here, and when they do do it charge more than 300 bucks.

    Also, It would look cool :)

    Just seeing what weight they could hold. Seems like pulling up in the muddy situations would help compared to being pulled straight.

    Oh and if a mod sees this I like the new supporting member thing, much cooler.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    if you put a wrecker body on . most states require a tow truck plate and tow truck license and tow truck insurance. you dont have that kind of money.

    for the time and money to build it. go buy a old mill truck 5 ton wrecker truck. thay will pull out almost anything. and thay can be had with multi fuel motors to burn anything.
     
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    Hell yeah, get the 5 ton. Or m1008 would be cool too.
     
  4. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

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    What's the average cost of those? Also this is Oklahoma and Texas, Oklahoma doesn't even have a state inspection anymore, no vehicle has to be inspected. I'm sure that if any state is missing that law its Oklahoma, but I'll check. Didn't know they had that.
     
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    its not worth it trust me i did the off road recovory thing with my 2 wreckers

    i tore up my trucks and every body wanted it for free

    the insurance cost to much to just do it as a part time deal

    in wyoming wreckers have to go threw a inspection to be put on the callout list its more of a safty inspection


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  6. ghostrider32

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    You Can Have A Tow Unit With Not For Hire On It And Not Have The Insurance But If You Get Caught Its Bad News For U.im In The Process Of Building A K5 On 2 1/2 Tons With Farm Tags. Runnin Large Terra Tires Off Of The Front Of A Fertilizer Truck On All 4 Corners. 12,000 Ramseies On Front And Back. Total Over Kill I Know But Totally Legal.
     
  7. MrArmyAnt

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    Sounds good. I wonder if there's any way using some mech e proffesor I could rig up an attachment that would raise where the vehicle is being pulled too...
     
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    Where in OK is holdenville?

    You get a good deal on those ramsies?
     

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