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New Wider Towing Forks from Miller Industries

Nov 16th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

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Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. has introduced their newly-redesigned 5-inch-girth towing forks for towing Class 8 trucks. The redesigned forks will be available in January 2019 and are manufactured to fit the standard Miller Industries fork receiver. These wider towing forks are universal and can be used on all Century® and Vulcan® heavy-duty units.

“Miller Industries began working with the over-the-road chassis OEM manufacturers and their suppliers as soon as they heard there was a change in the works for the over-the-road, LTL truck axle platforms,” states a Miller Industries press release. “Knowing that this change would affect the towing and recovery industry, Miller Industries partnered with axle manufacturer Hendrickson. The two companies worked to develop a solution that would accommodate the newly-upgraded axle configurations. The arrival of a wider-based axle from Hendrickson sparked the need for this change.”

The updated towing forks are cast steel and have a wider base (throat) than the industry standard 4.5-inch towing fork. “This new wider 5-inch towing fork makes it so all three versions (short, medium and tall) are no longer put in a ‘point load moment’ because the base of the axle now sits in the girth (base) of the fork. For close to a year Miller Industries has been working directly with Hendrickson to revamp the current version of the popular towing fork to meet the new requirements. Miller Industries has done extensive testing of material content and has approved these new castings for mass production.”

Beginning January 2019, these 5-inch-wide forks will become standard, replacing the previous fork on all 20-ton-and-above units, and will be available as an option on medium-duty units.

For more information see your local Miller Industries distributor. For news and other product information from Miller Industries visit their online news feed at http://news.millerind.com.

 

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