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a fly by wire approach. In the end it comes down to the users preference and budget when selecting among the options available for controls when designing your next new truck purchase. One thing I can say for sure is the user interface has come a long way from the “crash box” winch control I used on my first Holmes 750 or the Ortiz wrecker with the clutch lever to release the clutch and allow a smooth engagement of the winch. Remote controls are not just for new wreckers and carriers, no, there are many great retrofit options available for equipment of all ages. Air and electric actuated parts can be mechanically attached to nearly any manual control lever on a wide variety of equipment to add wireless control for ease of use and safety. I encourage towers to consider adding these aftermarket systems to their older trucks to provide a safer workplace for their operators.

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American Towman Magazine - April 2021