This 1925 Tow Truck Deserves A Free Pass To Roll Coal

(Photo Credit: Mega X 2/Facebook)

It’s shameful, really, how excited I am about ten-seconds of grainy vertical video. But sweet crusty rusty goodness check out this Cummins-swapped 1925 tow truck!

I still think the whole smoke-bellowing coal-rolling phenomenon is gross, but this little caricature of a car is so wacky I’m basically ready to give it a pass.

 

Mega X 2 appears to be a Utah-based truck customizing outfit that specializes into turning heavy-duty diesel pickups into six-door off-road limos.

As to what we’re looking at here, Mega X 2 explained in the comments of their video that this beastly little buggy “Started life out as an open cab 1925 White Yellowstone Park Bus.”

White of course built many amazing multi-door vehicles for the National Parks Service over the years. But apparently “circa WWII” the vehicle in this video was fitted with a Ford Model A cab, and the frame was shortened to convert it into a tow truck. Mega X 2 says the truck worked wrecker duty until 1976, and that they bought the vehicle without its original drivetrain.

The company then dropped in a Cummins 4BT diesel engine, a common small-displacement diesel engine swap into off-road rigs, along with a T18 four-speed transmission, AxleTech 600 transfer case and AxleTech 4000 series off-road axles.

And just like that, they had what might be the coolest Cummins-powered off-road rig I’ve ever seen.

Read more: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/this-1925-tow-truck-deserves-a-free-pass-to-roll-coal-1790601283

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Tow Truck Crane Accidentally Squashes Car In Moscow

Regardless of where or how badly you’ve parked your car, seeing it damaged by the very people who are supposed to be towing it away, would ruin anybody’s day.


This incident took place in Moscow on Nikitsky Blvd, where, judging by Google Maps, there isn’t a lot of space to park on the road, so leaving your ride anywhere around there would clearly  inconvenience other drivers.

Still, like we said before, the punishment should always fit the crime and the fact that this tow truck ends up breaking the windshield and crushing the roof of that Mondeo is anything but fair, even if it wasn’t intentional.

There is more than one way to tow somebody’s car (different types of tow trucks), and having to lift it up onto the platform is probably one of the most dangerous methods if you don’t happen to know what you’re doing of if there’s some type of malfunction with the equipment.

In the end, according to reports from Russia, the owner of the car was compensated for the damages, though at this point, we’re curious to know if he still had to pay any sort of fine or if the car was eventually towed away despite the damage.

Read more: http://www.carscoops.com/2016/12/oops-tow-truck-crane-accidentally.html

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Tow Truck Crane Accidentally Squashes Car In Moscow

Regardless of where or how badly you’ve parked your car, seeing it damaged by the very people who are supposed to be towing it away, would ruin anybody’s day.


This incident took place in Moscow on Nikitsky Blvd, where, judging by Google Maps, there isn’t a lot of space to park on the road, so leaving your ride anywhere around there would clearly  inconvenience other drivers.

Still, like we said before, the punishment should always fit the crime and the fact that this tow truck ends up breaking the windshield and crushing the roof of that Mondeo is anything but fair, even if it wasn’t intentional.

There is more than one way to tow somebody’s car (different types of tow trucks), and having to lift it up onto the platform is probably one of the most dangerous methods if you don’t happen to know what you’re doing of if there’s some type of malfunction with the equipment.

In the end, according to reports from Russia, the owner of the car was compensated for the damages, though at this point, we’re curious to know if he still had to pay any sort of fine or if the car was eventually towed away despite the damage.

Read more: http://www.carscoops.com/2016/12/oops-tow-truck-crane-accidentally.html

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This 1925 Tow Truck Deserves A Free Pass To Roll Coal

(Photo Credit: Mega X 2/Facebook)

It’s shameful, really, how excited I am about ten-seconds of grainy vertical video. But sweet crusty rusty goodness check out this Cummins-swapped 1925 tow truck!

I still think the whole smoke-bellowing coal-rolling phenomenon is gross, but this little caricature of a car is so wacky I’m basically ready to give it a pass.

 

Mega X 2 appears to be a Utah-based truck customizing outfit that specializes into turning heavy-duty diesel pickups into six-door off-road limos.

As to what we’re looking at here, Mega X 2 explained in the comments of their video that this beastly little buggy “Started life out as an open cab 1925 White Yellowstone Park Bus.”

White of course built many amazing multi-door vehicles for the National Parks Service over the years. But apparently “circa WWII” the vehicle in this video was fitted with a Ford Model A cab, and the frame was shortened to convert it into a tow truck. Mega X 2 says the truck worked wrecker duty until 1976, and that they bought the vehicle without its original drivetrain.

The company then dropped in a Cummins 4BT diesel engine, a common small-displacement diesel engine swap into off-road rigs, along with a T18 four-speed transmission, AxleTech 600 transfer case and AxleTech 4000 series off-road axles.

And just like that, they had what might be the coolest Cummins-powered off-road rig I’ve ever seen.

Read more: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/this-1925-tow-truck-deserves-a-free-pass-to-roll-coal-1790601283

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Taxi-tow service offers free rides to Huntsville drivers on New Year’s Eve

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — For the third year, the law firm of Morris, King & Hodge P.C. is sponsoring the Driver Safety Taxi & Tow Service on New Year’s Eve from 8:00 p.m.  until 3:00 a.m. and the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The goal is to offer a safe alternative for drivers who might come into town for a night out with the intention of staying sober but then find themselves too drunk to drive.

You can call and schedule your free taxi and tow ride home by calling Barry’s Towing at (256) 851-9778. Tell the dispatcher that you would like the Morris, King & Hodge Driver Safety Taxi & Tow Service.

The rides are only permitted within the Huntsville metropolitan area. Barry’s Towing will only take you home, not to any other location.

Barry’s Towing is providing the free tow-rides. Carmel O’Steen owns the service with her husband, Jim. They know how heartbreaking a car crash caused by a drunk driver can be.

“A few years ago, we represented a mother whose son was killed by a drunk driver,” Attorney Joe King said about O’Steen.

King described the humility he felt when O’Steen asked how she could help others despite her own heartbreak.

“She said, what can we do to prevent these type of accidents, these drunk driving accidents where another parent doesn’t have to receive that call in the middle of the night that their child’s been killed by a drunk driver,” King explained.

That’s why Morris, King and Hodge, P.C. began sponsoring the “tow-truck taxi” service with Barry’s Towing. As part of the “tow-truck taxi,” the tow company puts the car on the back of the tow truck while the driver and one other passenger get in the front with the tow truck operator.

“In the words of the mother that lost her child, if this could help one person from having to receive that call that she received in the middle of the night, then the program reached its goal, and it accomplished what it set out to do,” King said.

Read more: http://whnt.com/2016/12/28/taxi-tow-service-offers-free-rides-to-huntsville-drivers-on-new-years-eve/

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Navy P-8 aircraft damaged in towing accident on Okinawa

TOKYO — A Navy P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft sustained damage after striking a tow truck at Kadena Air Base.

The aircraft was being pulled by the small truck at about 5:45 a.m. Monday for normal maintenance when the incident occurred, Navy officials said Wednesday.

The hit caused minor damage to the aircraft’s nose gear and lower fuselage, a Navy statement said.

“There were no injuries, and the investigation of this minor incident is ongoing at this time,” the statement said.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the incident was initially labeled a Class A mishap, which U.S. officials could not confirm Wednesday.

The military defines a Class A mishap as an incident involving either $2 million or more in damages, a death or permanent disability. However, preliminary mishap reports can change significantly upon further investigation and damage assessment.

The P-8 accident made national news in Japan on Wednesday after a more serious incident earlier this month.

On Dec. 12, a Marine Osprey went down in shallow waters off Okinawa, leaving the aircraft in pieces. The helicopter-plane hybrid had been practicing nighttime air refueling at sea when it damaged a propeller when a heavy hose was severed.

Read more: https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-p-8-aircraft-damaged-in-towing-accident-on-okinawa-1.445480

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Navy P-8 aircraft damaged in towing accident on Okinawa

TOKYO — A Navy P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft sustained damage after striking a tow truck at Kadena Air Base.

The aircraft was being pulled by the small truck at about 5:45 a.m. Monday for normal maintenance when the incident occurred, Navy officials said Wednesday.

The hit caused minor damage to the aircraft’s nose gear and lower fuselage, a Navy statement said.

“There were no injuries, and the investigation of this minor incident is ongoing at this time,” the statement said.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the incident was initially labeled a Class A mishap, which U.S. officials could not confirm Wednesday.

The military defines a Class A mishap as an incident involving either $2 million or more in damages, a death or permanent disability. However, preliminary mishap reports can change significantly upon further investigation and damage assessment.

The P-8 accident made national news in Japan on Wednesday after a more serious incident earlier this month.

On Dec. 12, a Marine Osprey went down in shallow waters off Okinawa, leaving the aircraft in pieces. The helicopter-plane hybrid had been practicing nighttime air refueling at sea when it damaged a propeller when a heavy hose was severed.

Read more: https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-p-8-aircraft-damaged-in-towing-accident-on-okinawa-1.445480

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