In today's video Trent jr and his eager crew load up 2 trailers worth of crane counterweights that we have been storing for a few weeks now. Trent jr tries a different rigging technique to try different methods. Watch as Trent Jr operates the truck and his eager crew helps him place the weights and rig. Enjoy
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Q: How big Is your rotator?
A: It is a 50 ton Miller Industries Vulcan 950

Q: Does the carriage slide back like Ron Pratt's?
A: No, the carriage doesn't slide back due to strict weight laws in California. The sliding carriage will make the truck to heavy in CA

Q: Why do you only have 3 winches on the rotator?
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Q: Why must the driveshaft be removed to tow a vehicle?
A: When vehicles are not running the transmission is not receiving circulating lubricant. If the driveshaft is left installed, the transmission, which is not receiving lubricant, is still spinning. This allows it to get very hot which eventually will cause major damage to the transmission. Therefore, removing the driveshaft completely eliminates the transmission from spinning. Simply leaving it in neutral is not sufficient since the transmission still spins in neutral.

Comments

    • Chad Harris
      Chad Harris

      Question why didn’t you guys but the cable on the D rings on the boom like Ron does instead of hooking it to another line?

      about 2 months ago
    • Plaza Towing
      Plaza Towing In reply to Chad Harris

      Doing it this way provides even loading of the boom. If you simply hook it to a d ring you are loading one side of the boom more than the other creating unnecessary torque on the boom. That is because unlike a crane there are 2 cables side by side rather than on top of each other. If you have an application where 2 hooks are needed on the rotator the way you described would be acceptable but if you only need 1 hook but doubled up it is best to marry the lines together as Trent jr did to provide even boom load. Hopefully that makes sense. Great question

      about 2 months ago
    • Austin Springer
      Austin Springer

      Could you do a video on your entire fleet? Just a brief description like what ton wrecker it is, year, and motor just a thought.

      about 1 month ago
    • Cole Barrett
      Cole Barrett

      It’s awesome to see how you and your team work so well together. I also like to see that you can take command and get mad at them for doing something while you are running the rotator and they respect you even though you are younger than they are.

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Wuest
      Michael Wuest

      Snatch block also makes it a little easier on the winches.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rich freedom
      Rich freedom

      Hey now you got to change the backdrop with the truck being logo. Could do a split picture truck with logo truck without logo

      about 2 months ago
    • Houtzyboy
      Houtzyboy

      I didn’t know challengers had rear steer

      about 2 months ago
    • Boris Obrucicov
      Boris Obrucicov

      I personally love the way you guys left stuff with the rotator like the crane Parts I think that's pretty cool. But I was wondering what was the CHP doing in your yard did they misplaced one of their service pistols in one of the cars you guys told or something?

      about 2 months ago
    • Van Lingen Group
      Van Lingen Group

      love the married lines, great job

      about 2 months ago
    • glennman0922
      glennman0922

      YouTube thumbnail: tow truck lifting something heavy.🤔

      10 minutes later it dawns on me “ I’m watching a video about a tow truck? WTH?!

      30 minutes later... “can’t seem to stop watching a video of a tow truck lifting things”

      25 minutes later.... “Wow! That was a great video!”

      Now I’m hooked!

      about 2 months ago
    • David Smith
      David Smith In reply to glennman0922

      I have the same affliction.
      One of their videos popped up in my recommendations a couple days back and I can't stop watching. Must have watched 2 dozen videos since then.

      Better than a TV show with producer added drama.

      about 2 months ago
    • Plaza Towing
      Plaza Towing In reply to glennman0922

      Glad you enjoyed! Check out our other videos for similar content!

      about 2 months ago
    • Dawson Guest
      Dawson Guest

      Why was your old truck in the shop with good up

      about 2 months ago
    • rondogwil
      rondogwil

      Trent, I can see your well trained and work very safely, always watching out for and correcting the men helping you to keep everyone safe. That is a very good practice and habit to have. Good job guys, and be safe!

      about 2 months ago
    • rondogwil
      rondogwil

      Why did you guys have Link Belt crane counter weights in your yard to ship out to begin with? Part of a crane accident or something? Love the new truck. Be safe!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Randy Kellmann
      Randy Kellmann

      I get doubling the line, but why did you connect them together?

      about 2 months ago
    • Plaza Towing
      Plaza Towing In reply to Randy Kellmann

      Doing it this way provides even loading of the boom. If you simply hook it to a d ring you are loading one side of the boom more than the other creating unnecessary torque on the boom. That is because unlike a crane there are 2 cables side by side rather than on top of each other. If you have an application where 2 hooks are needed on the rotator the way you are thinking would be acceptable but if you only need 1 hook but doubled up it is best to marry the lines together as Trent jr did to provide even boom load. Hopefully that makes sense. Great question

      about 2 months ago
    • Husker Boy
      Husker Boy

      Good👍😁🤙🤙

      about 2 months ago
    • Husker Boy
      Husker Boy

      Hi

      about 2 months ago
    • Ian Woodfield
      Ian Woodfield

      what happened to the rear wheel on the metallic orange car? great video too lol

      about 2 months ago
    • GREGWARE Moto
      GREGWARE Moto

      Do a rotator tour

      about 2 months ago
    • david schabel
      david schabel

      Practice makes perfect, good job, like the way you get men away from areas they could get hurt, nice video, pull toy here.

      about 2 months ago
    • Free Man
      Free Man

      about 2 months ago
    • Jennifer WhiteWolf
      Jennifer WhiteWolf

      Tag Lines... items being lifted should have at least one guide 'rope' attached to it to aid in rotation control while lifted. Good to see you put one in after that first lift. Suspended items should not have persons close enough to it to touch. Rotators are so versatile.. amazing utility they offer for recovery and general lifting work.

      about 2 months ago
    • Nathan Brodeur
      Nathan Brodeur

      That weight is just like a wrecking ball

      about 2 months ago
    • Neil Sharp
      Neil Sharp

      Great video. Me personally I would have turned the truck around so you're swinging over the back of the trailer and not the cab of the truck. This also keeps you from having to swing over the weights already on the trailer. Personal preference. Keep up the good work.

      about 2 months ago
    • belal goozy
      belal goozy

      Great work on hitting 50k

      about 2 months ago
    • dclpgh
      dclpgh In reply to belal goozy

      And it will go up now that they have rotator

      about 2 months ago
    • Husky Tom
      Husky Tom

      Seems like loading with that forklift in the background would be more efficient

      about 2 months ago
    • patrick Zink
      patrick Zink In reply to Husky Tom

      Rotator/ crane same thing fork lift no good

      about 2 months ago
    • Tired old mechanic
      Tired old mechanic In reply to Husky Tom

      Can the forklift pick up 25,000 lbs and set it in the center of the trailer?

      about 2 months ago
    • Plaza Towing
      Plaza Towing In reply to Husky Tom

      Possibly Unfortunately there’s no where to fork the weights.

      about 2 months ago
    • Edwin Schlee
      Edwin Schlee

      Good job guys! Is the truck tires off the ground when the stablizers are out?

      about 2 months ago
    • Edwin Schlee
      Edwin Schlee In reply to Edwin Schlee

      Thanks for the answer!

      about 2 months ago
    • tallman11282
      tallman11282 In reply to Edwin Schlee

      He's said in the comments of a past video that lifting the tires is recommended by the manufacturer as it increases stability.

      about 2 months ago
    • Desert Rat
      Desert Rat

      Awesome video Trent !!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Gord Mcdonald
      Gord Mcdonald

      I'm sorry! I'm going to have to watch it again. I was distracted by the Mopar. I'm not sure who hurt that charger but they aren't invited to any of my parties.

      about 2 months ago
    • Braydon s
      Braydon s In reply to Gord Mcdonald

      Challenger

      about 2 months ago
    • TWX1138
      TWX1138

      9:00 "That's what she said!"

      about 2 months ago
    • JulietBravo628
      JulietBravo628 In reply to TWX1138

      22:10 “That’s what she said!"

      about 2 months ago
    • Pakistani Trucker
      Pakistani Trucker

      Love the whole video, amazing conversation ❤️ ❤️

      about 2 months ago
    • JR Elliott
      JR Elliott

      Great job

      about 2 months ago