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    Quote Originally Posted by Scar59 View Post
    Wreckers are handier than a two-peckered billy goat.
    I told my wife we needed a wrecker on the ranch because they're handier than a two-peckered billy goat. All I got back was a funny look...

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    We have sold a few all for vocational end use. One was to a large surface mine who used wreckers exclusively for working on drag line buckets. Another was for a towing company who did beach recoveries. They are also handy for pulling stuck semi truck drivers who jackknife their trailers or who get one side of their tandems off the road during spring thaw. The pure empty weight of the wrecker alone will pull heavy things without spinning a tire.

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    A wrecker is on my list of trucks to buy, it will make a big difference when working on these trucks!

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    If you have one, you will never be without one, they are indispensable! I have a M543A2 and a M936A2, the 543A2 I am thinking about donating to our local Air and Military Museum but the 936 I will keep!!!! My son has no interest in the collection, but after using the 936 one afternoon he let me know the other trucks will go to the auction block but SAM_0771.jpghe will be keeping the wrecker!
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    M543A2, M936A2, M813A1, M818, M813WW, M932,M923A1, M35A2, M35A2WW x 2, M35, Burma Jeep GTBA '44, M416 X 3, 416A1, WC 52, M715 x 4, M724, 6217, M37 x 4, M1008x2,Pioneer Tool Trailers x 3, Light Tower Trailer, M101 x 5, M116 x 2, M101A2 x 3, M105 x 12, M1061E1, M796 X 2, M127A2C X 2, M448 X 2, M332, M128A1, M198, M270, MKT-99, M105A3, B1, 1947 Dodge Power Wagon

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    My restored wrecker picking up a halftrack that needs restoration...need I say more? Major attention getter at events, extremely useful for many tasks including supporting the hobby...the best of both worlds not to mention a gun ring.
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    1965 Lubrication trailer converted to an Indian hauler.
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    1965 M543A2
    1985 M1008
    2001 M-Gator
    1940 M16 halftrack
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    This... just this. Force multipliers is what I call them - I get far more work done with them than otherwise possible.

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    I hope all you wrecker owners will support us poor, cargo box driving slobs when we're broke and need help!
    Motorpool:

    (Isn't owning one of this insanity enough??)
    1971 M813 "Ox" (named for Dewey Oxburger)

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    I actually have owned 3 5 ton wreckers, an 816, an M543A1 and a M62A1, as well as a M553 10 ton wrecker, and as someone else stated, once you have one, you'll never be without one!

    Just a few pics of them, some working and some not.
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    A couple more
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    I'm not saying let's eliminate all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.



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