Towing DLC

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Re: Towing DLC

#11 Post by plinio.lisboa.br » 13 Mar 2020 13:02

Zacklift FIFTHWHEELER:
Today we are going to bring another novelty in the world of tow trucks.
  This device can convert any truck into a tow truck.

Imagine this device being licensed by SCS Software, and made available for Euro Truck 2 and American Truck Simulator games, would be very interesting.
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Re: Towing DLC

#12 Post by nater6540 » 11 Sep 2022 05:12

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Miller Industries has a device that works the same way called the DTU (detachable towing unit), except what’s different is unlike that system you mentioned that’s probably permanently attached to the road tractor you’re using it with, Miller Industries’ DTU, as the name might suggest, is detachable so you can swap back and forth from DIY tow truck to road tractor or vice versa depending on what the situation requires. Only problem is DTU apparently requires a 254 inch long wheelbase to use it with and a hydraulic wet kit, both of which we currently don’t have (afaik). At only 17.5 tons or 35,000 lbs of towing capacity though, you’re kind of limited in what you can do with it compared to a full blown tow truck.

Quick and dirty overview of the system:
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Re: Towing DLC

#13 Post by seriousmods » 11 Sep 2022 06:26

Would love to see AI tow trucks arrive and transport a player vehicle, and players be able to do the same in convoy or as a separate type of trucking.
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Re: Towing DLC

#14 Post by nater6540 » 22 Sep 2022 19:46

seriousmods wrote: 11 Sep 2022 06:26 Would love to see AI tow trucks arrive and transport a player vehicle, and players be able to do the same in convoy or as a separate type of trucking.
Don’t forget about rotator wreckers, they can recover broken down vehicles while only occupying a single lane of traffic because the boom sits on top of a turntable that can rotate 360 degrees (although working with the boom floating over the top of the truck’s cab is apparently not advisable because you can dent the exhaust stacks or damage the cab itself) and on some models, like Miller Industries’ Century 1150R, the boom is mounted on a set of rails and can be slid forward or backwards for better weight distribution, although this is apparently NOT legal in states like California.
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Re: Towing DLC

#15 Post by seriousmods » 22 Sep 2022 19:47

nater6540 wrote: 22 Sep 2022 19:46
seriousmods wrote: 11 Sep 2022 06:26 Would love to see AI tow trucks arrive and transport a player vehicle, and players be able to do the same in convoy or as a separate type of trucking.
Don’t forget about rotator wreckers, they can recover broken down vehicles while only occupying a single lane of traffic because the boom sits on top of a turntable that can rotate 360 degrees (although working with the boom floating over the top of the truck’s cab is apparently not advisable) and on some models, like Miller Industries’ Century 1150R, the boom is mounted on a set of rails and can be slid forward or backwards for better weight distribution, although this is apparently NOT legal in states like California.
Sliding rotators are not legal in Cali? Why am I not surprised lol.
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Re: Towing DLC

#16 Post by nater6540 » 22 Sep 2022 19:53

seriousmods wrote: 22 Sep 2022 19:47
nater6540 wrote: 22 Sep 2022 19:46

Don’t forget about rotator wreckers, they can recover broken down vehicles while only occupying a single lane of traffic because the boom sits on top of a turntable that can rotate 360 degrees (although working with the boom floating over the top of the truck’s cab is apparently not advisable) and on some models, like Miller Industries’ Century 1150R, the boom is mounted on a set of rails and can be slid forward or backwards for better weight distribution, although this is apparently NOT legal in states like California.
Sliding rotators are not legal in Cali? Why am I not surprised lol.
Yeah, they’re apparently too heavy to operate in California, at least without a special over-weight permit that lets you go over 80,000 lbs, yet in states like Missouri, that’s apparently not a problem.
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Re: Towing DLC

#17 Post by seriousmods » 22 Sep 2022 20:39

nater6540 wrote: 22 Sep 2022 19:53 Yeah, they’re apparently too heavy to operate in California, at least without a special over-weight permit that lets you go over 80,000 lbs, yet in states like Missouri, that’s apparently not a problem.
Yeah, Cali has weird laws (and truck configs). I think they have three axle super-b's. Can't find a pic, though.
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