Whenever possible I like to use the words of those that submit photos and stories to this site. Today we have a mechanical marvel for Autocar Mondays courtesy of David. As he tells it….
The wrecker was a custom build, for my old friend Bill Parker. It started as a mixer or block chassis, with 20k front, and 55k tandem, a roaring 220 Cummins, and a 6 speed with a 4 way auxiliary. The unit started as a Holmes 750, longer, bigger booms, 65k drag winch, and custom body by Weld-Built. It was the pinnacle of brute strength in mechanical wreckers, if this couldn’t do it, it could not be done. Soon hydraulics came to market, and both the mechanical wrecker and a lot of the skills necessary to rig it joined the rest of the dinosaurs.
What more needs to be said? I picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks again for sharing David!