Today we have a post covering Holmes Wrecker units manufactured in Chattanooga, Tennessee. See ads for the complete line including this unit as fitted to many Model T Fords
and full info on the Company including the patents they received for their unit on http://theoldmotor.com/?p=123627
That's really neat Dave do you have any from the Manley
Garage equiptment company
Lets just hope we never need one!
Tim, I need one! But, because I want to put it on a TT I don't have . . .
So does a TT have enough guts to pull at T that's in gear or did they figure the T's transmission was sacrificial?
For someone in the Denver Area there is a complete Manley wrecker boom in the back yard of a house next to the Cow Palace. I would suspect you could get it pretty cheap.
Here's our TT with one of only a few Holmes 285 Wreckers known to still exist. It's a twin boom with 4 hand crank winches - 2 boom and 2 cable winches.
A TT can drag a T if necessary although not recommended for any distance. You can hook the drawbar to the rear of the T and lift it with the winch enough to take the weight off the rear tires to tow it backwards when necessary.