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November 21st, 2009, 4:16 pm #11

Beautiful trucks Danny thanks for posting.In pic #16 what is behind the carrier?The underlift looks like a Bro but I don't recall the lift cylinders being on the sides I always remember them mounted one in front of the other under the boom.Great people at Plunskes picked up a wrecked truck there many years ago I think my boss at the time thought I got lost I was there so long looking at their beautiful equipment.
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November 21st, 2009, 9:21 pm #12

Thanks everyone for the great compliments and emails and phone calls. The Plunskes are a great bunch of people with a better then first class operation.

Todd, yes the truck in the background is a bro. Its a bro with an overboom. Please check out this post here for more pictures of that truck,,, http://tow411.yuku.com/topic/68584

With many thanks to Jimmy and Danny Plunske I will have hundreds of more Plunskes Power photos to post. I should have another treat next week as I got a phone call today from another tow company who also operates some old fine equipment and he would like me to post his photos for him. I told him by all means please send them and I will post them and return them. Hopefully many more great photos to look forward to. Again thanks again everyone for the great comments.
Danny Cassello
TRPC "EST 1963"
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East Hartford, CT
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November 21st, 2009, 9:45 pm #13

They have got to have the cleanest fleet I have ever seen. For driving around in snow like that they all look like just came off the show room floor. Truly amazing! It's company's like these that give the towing industry a good name! Keep the pictures coming!
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November 21st, 2009, 9:51 pm #14

Thanks Clay, Pictures do not do these trucks justice. You need to see them in person. Even in person you will be left speechless.
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November 21st, 2009, 10:20 pm #15

Danny,
Thanks I don't think I have seen a Bro with that style boom before even the body style looks like the early Vulcan's.Was that an old Central Services Truck?Either way great pics. keepem coming!
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November 21st, 2009, 10:34 pm #16

Clay, are you thinking of Central Auto & Transport? This truck was purchased new by Helmrich Towing in Camden, New Jersey. They had purchased 4 bros and Plunske has one Central Auto has one and Nelcon Servicecenter has the third one. The fourth one was sold to someone else in Jersey and I can never remember the name of who has it.

For the record the bro at Central Auto the cylinders use to be under the boom like you described and they came down looked at this Peterbilt and changed theirs over like this to cyliners on the outside of the boom.

There is another former Helmrich truck in Connecticut at A&M Towing and then another former Helmrich truck in Rhode Island. The one at A&M Towing in Connecticut is the Oshkosh Silent Hoist and the one in Rhode Island is Helmrichs first crane the International they built built themselves in their shop.
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November 22nd, 2009, 12:53 am #17

Who has the one up here in RI? I can't picture a Baby Bro.up here,we had the first one in RI on a Pete 379 at Ronnies, but that was a 40 ton I think. I think Bruno's might of had a baby Bro or an EKA but that was a looong time ago.I gotta say I knew that you had alot of knowledge about numerous trucks and towing co's but Damn! you keep on amazing me more and more,we might have to get together for coffee sometime.
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November 22nd, 2009, 6:46 pm #18

There equipment is simply amazing. Thanks for taking the time to scan & post these Danny.
Stay Safe, Rich.
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November 24th, 2009, 12:55 am #19

Wow Danny!!! What priceless history you have there!! I can't imagine what you will find in all those photos... Can't wait to see them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!!! Jeff.
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