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If you’re looking to buy a car carrier rollback, then you are in the right place.  Zip’s has specialized in the Towing & Recovery Industry since 1968 - they know their stuff!  Enjoy this custom Zip’s experience and educate yourself on the benefits of buying a car carrier from Zip’s along with learning the endless options available to build just the right car carrier rollback for you. Get started below!

Car Carrier Models

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The Miller Car Carrier Brands
As a full-line Miller Industries Distributor, Zip’s is the largest provider of towing equipment in the country - offering Century, Vulcan, and Chevron brands. Miller is the largest manufacturer of car carriers in the world, utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing processes under the design of the best engineers in the business. When buying a Miller rollback paired with the premium installation from Zip’s, you will have the peace of mind knowing you purchased the very best car carrier money can buy!  

Over the years, the Century, Vulcan and Chevron brands have become a mainstay to the industry. However, to provide the best value, Miller has made huge investments to streamline the bed designs and consolidate the manufacturing process into one line. All three brands still remain; however, each brand of bed are now built almost identically alike.


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The Available Chassis


Zip’s has the ability to source all cab & chassis makes and models including Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, International, Hino, Ford, Ram and Chevrolet. With decades of truck experience, Zip’s has the knowhow to match the proper truck specifications for each respective towing
application.  If you would like to purchase the cab chassis from your local dealer, that is not a problem. Zip’s will work with your local dealer to ensure the proper truck specifications are ordered - the truck is then simply drop-shipped directly to Zip’s for installation of the body.

Chassis Available




5 Car Carrier Models
Backed by the largest towing equipment manufacturer in the world, Zip's offers a complete line of rollback car carriers - something for every automotive towing & recovery or car hauler operation. When searching for just the right truck, make sure to buy from Zip's as they have the largest on-hand car carrier rollback inventory in the country.  At any given day, they will have many combinations of all 5 models on the ground ready for an immediate build and a quick delivery!

10 Series Carrier
10 Series Car Carrier If you’re looking to maneuver through narrow city streets or hauling mostly one vehicle at a time then this is the car carrier body for you. See Details

12 Series LCG Carrier
12 Series LCG Car Carrier In a league of its own, this patented Low Center of Gravity car carrier design has the lowest deck height and load angle in the industry. See Details

16 Series LCG Carrier
16 Series LCG Car Carrier With a 16,000 lb capacity, the 16 Series offers the versatility to haul heavier equipment between your auto and truck tow calls. Longer bed lengths are available too! See Details

Conventional 4-Car Carrier
Conventional 4-Car Carrier The over-the-cab rack allows for a 4th vehicle to be loaded and make that long haul profitable.  Perfect for hauling for the auto auctions. See details

Multi-Deck Carrier
Multi-Deck LCG 4-Car Carrier The latest in 4-car hauling design, the multi-deck allows all 4 vehicles to be loaded and secured from the ground.  Your operators will be more efficient and safer! See details


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10 Series 

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Truck Chassis Recommendations

The 10 Series Carrier has been designed to fit a broad range of makes and models of truck chassis and gross vehicle weights. The predominant trend is installing them on truck chassis configurations such as the Ford F550, Ram 5500 or Chevrolet 5500/6500. However, they can be installed on larger class 6 trucks such as the Ford F650, Freightliner M2, International MV, Hino 258, Kenworth T270 or Peterbilt 337.


Gross Vehicle Weight GVW

• Minimum GVWR 15,000 lbs
• Maximum GVWR 25,500 lbs


Tire Size

• 16" - 19.5"


Frame Requirements

• Minimum of 31"
• Maximum of 39"
• Minimum After Frame of 36"

*After Frame is defined as the distance from the center of the rear axle to the end of the frame.


Cab to Axle (C.A.) & Frame RBM Requirements

Length  Clear Cab to Axle  Min. Fram RBM  
19'120"500,000 in/lbs.
19.5'120"-126"500,000 in/lbs.
20.5'132"600,000 in/lbs.
21'138"600,000 in/lbs.
21.5'144"600,000 in/lbs.
22'150"600,000 in/lbs.

 

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Bed Capacities & Dimensions

Bed capacities reveal what’s behind the name of our car carrier series. The 10 Series can haul up to 10,000 lbs., 12 Series up to 12,000 lbs. and the 16 Series up to 16,000 lbs. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Bed dimensions also vary by model. Widths are either 96” or 102” and lengths start at 19’ and go up to 26’. In either case, we have the capacity and surface area to handle any load.

Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.

Standard Bed Capacities

10000 lbs

10,000 lbs.

The standard bed capacity of the 10 Series carrier is 10,000 lbs. The average vehicle in the U.S. weighs roughly 3,600 lbs so this bed is designed to handle any auto, SUV, or pickup truck on the road.

 


 

Options Bed Capacities

12,000 lbs.

12000 lbs

The optional bed capacity upgrade of the 10 Series carrier is 12,000 lbs. This upgrade is perfect for the operator who intends to haul larger equipment or heavier pick-up type utility vehicles.



Bed Lengths & Widths

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Standard

96" Wide

The standard bed width of the 10 Series carrier is 96” wide.  The standard auto or pick-up truck fits between the side rails with no problems; however, to accommodate a “dually” pick-up, the rear sections of the side rails need to be removed.  The standard narrow width is great when negotiating tight parking lots, narrow alleyways, or residential driveways.

 


 

Options

102" Wide

You have the option to upgrade the width of the 10 Series bed to 102” Wide. This width will accept a dually pick-up without the need to remove the side rails. Also great for hauling larger or odd shaped cargo and equipment.

Length

•  19'   

• 21'   

• 19.5'   

• 21.5'   

• 20.5'   

• 22'   

*NOTE: The outside frame rails of the chassis extending behind the cab must be free of fuel tanks, air tanks, battery boxes, exhaust stacks, etc.

 

 

 

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Steel Bed Construction & Options

The 10 Series Steel Bed Construction is a durable and popular selection for hauling vehicles and equipment. If you are frequently hauling wrecked vehicles, cars without tires, or heavy, concentrated loads then the steel option is right for you. Check out the design and features that make the Steel 10 series what it is - along with endless upgrades to consider.


Standard Steel Bed Flooring

Standard Steel Floor

The standard steel floor is constructed of heavy duty diamond plate sheeting with a thickness of 3/16”. All 10 Series car carriers are built using one solid sheet of steel. The competition uses multiple sheets, welded together with seams. The majority of the steel carrier beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks in inventory has the standard diamond plate flooring.

 



 

Options Steel Bed Flooring

3/16" Smooth Floor

Smooth Floor

An optional smooth floor finish is available at no charge.

 

1/4" Diamond Plate Floor

Diamond Plate Floor

Increase the lifespan and durability of your car carrier by upgrading to the 1/4" thick diamond plate floor - a 33% increase over the standard 3/16" sheeting. Perfect when hauling heavier equipment or concentrated loads.

 

Apitong Wood Floor

Apitong Wood Floor

The wood floor is a great upgrade when hauling equipment with steel tracks. If you damage a board - simply replace it!

 




Standard Cross Members

Cross Members

As standard, the 10 Series has a cross member spacing of 8” on center. When compared to the competition, a 21ft Miller bed has an equivalent to 10 more cross members. With proper usage this eliminates the “washboard” effect commonly seen with competitive bed designs. 

The cross members are constructed of a four-sided, 2”x2” Corten Steel Tube. Corten steel is a steel alloy that has a very high tensile strength of 50 ksi which is at least 8% stronger than general-use steel tubing and has a higher resistance to corrosion.

 


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The knife tip approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All approach options include 5 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt.

Dual Angle SST

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The Dual Angle SST (Solid Sloped Tail), not available in Chevron, is a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance. The SST reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees - no need for ramps!
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails

LoadRite

LoadRite

Available only in Chevron, this upgrade is very similar to the Dual Angle SST and is also a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance and reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees. The LoadRite option offers side rails with key slots incorporated into the inside vertical edge - offering ample tie-down anchor placement the length of the deck. 
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.


Right Approach | Extreme Angle

Right Approach Extreme Angle

 

 


 

The Right Approach (also known as the Extreme Angle when ordered as a Vulcan) provides the premium system for loading high- end luxury vehicles with low ground clearance. The Right Approach™ allows the operator to lower the approach angle of the deck to only 6°, making the use of ramps or wood planks obsolete. This one-of-a-kind option provides you with the versatility of having a straight carrier deck with the added benefit of an angled approach plate - when you need it! The perfect bed option if you’re transporting exotic or low clearance vehicles.
*NOTE: Not Available in a Chevron.

 

1). Upon the bed moving out of the locks, the rear 5ft section automatically hinges and begins to lower - to only a 6° load angle!

2). A cable guide can be inserted in the deck to keep the cable low while winching the vehicle onto the rear deck.

3). After the vehicle's front wheels are on the carrier, the deck can be leveled out and the cable guide removed allowing the vehicle to overcome the second clearance problem with the forward section of the deck.

4). With the front wheels on the main section of the deck the process can be repeated again to eliminate clearance problems on vehicles with low exhaust or extended rear overhangs.

 

 


Standard Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The knife tip approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All approach options include 5 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities

 


 

Options Side Rails

Select from three side rail upgrades that meet your needs or the look you are wanting.


Fixed Steel Tube Sides

Fixed Steel

This no charge optional side rail is a fixed steel tube side that is 2” wide and 6” tall. This rail is very durable but does not allow the flexibility of removing the rails to accommodate side loading with a fork lift or maximizing the complete width of the deck.

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up.

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Standard Chain Lock Packages

11 Chain Lock Package

11 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

The Steel 10 Series deck comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 6 additional chain locks. The key slot placement with this standard package is perfect for securing the majority of automotive vehicles on the road by using a 4 or 8 point tie down strap system.

 


 

Options Chain Lock Packages

 

15 Cain Lock Package - Deck Centered

15 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 10 additional chain locks.


17 Cain Lock Package

17 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Locks

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!



 

Options Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

This upgrade offers a Flat bar that is welded to the underside of the bed providing an attachment point for tie-down straps with paddle or wire hooks. This option is a must if you plan on hauling cargo.
*NOTE: All of Zip’s stock steel beds on inventory will have this upgraded option.

Chain Baskets

Chain Baskets

This is a great upgrade to consider when ordering a bed with key slots/chain lock tie-down anchors. These baskets eliminate the chance of access chain falling below the bed which could get caught and cause damage. The key slots come prepared for the baskets so they can be installed at any time after the bed is made. 
*NOTE: The baskets are not designed to be installed on the key slots located on the approach plate.



Standard Front Chain Trays

Front Chain Trays
The front chain trays offer ample space for your safety chain storage. The recessed design allows for not only the chain storage but provides room for safety cone storage. Drainage holes are included which makes keeping your chains a tray easy.
The safety chains are standard on the 10 Series Carrier and come with a hardware cluster on one end and is secured with a nut and bolt. A weld-on chain hook is also included for length adjustment and securement purposes.


Standard Paint

Miller Standard

Miller Standard

The steel 10 Series Car Carriers are painted black as standard by Miller Industries. All steel decks are media blasted and finished with a gloss top-coat.

 


 

Options Paint

If you're wanting to stand out from the rest by utilizing your company colors, we have options for your consideration!

Miller Options

Miller Options

There are additional colors available as an optional upgrade from Miller Industries.

Zip’s AW Direct

Zips AW Direct Custom

Zip’s AW Direct offers custom colors with an in-house premium paint upgrade. For a better quality paint process, backed by a 3-year paint warranty, select your custom color and have your carrier deck painted by the best at Zip’s! 

 

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Aluminum Bed Construction & Options

For those living in the rust belt or hauling for dealerships, the Aluminum Deck is a great alternative over the steel construction. The superior design of the aluminum deck provides great durability, looks great and won’t rust! Yes, aluminum is a softer material than steel so it will show scrapes from dragging vehicles without tires or wheels; however, scrapes or gauges are only superficial and not structural damage. Structural damage has only been seen from being repeatedly abused or punctured from something heavy dropping on it. 

 


Standard Aluminum Bed Flooring

Standard Aluminum Floor

Standard Aluminum Floor

The standard aluminum floor is constructed of extruded aluminum panels with ribbed flooring. Zip’s carries a significant amount of aluminum beds on inventory. 

 


Standard Cross Members

Cross Members
As standard, the 10 Series Aluminum deck has a cross member spacing of 4” on center. With almost twice as many crossmembers than the steel deck you can be confident in the durability of the aluminum construction and the aluminum deck still weighs significantly less than steel! 


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All aluminum bed approach options include 4 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt and protects the bed from damage.

Dual Angle SST

Dual Angle SST

The Dual Angle SST (Solid Sloped Tail), not available in Chevron, is a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance. The SST reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees - no need for ramps! *Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails

LoadRite

LoadRite

Available only in Chevron, this upgrade is similar to the Dual Angle SST and is also a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance and reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees. When ordering the LoadRite option the side rails include key slots all along the inside edge - offering ample tie-down anchor placement.
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.


Standard Side Rails

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

The standard bed side rail on the aluminum bed is the Bi-Hollow Raised side rail. Each brand style rail has it’s own look; however, the structural design is the same. The standard aluminum side rail has a polished finish with ample surface area to post your company logo, web address or phone number. It also easily accommodates the drilling of holes for installation of larger flush mounted marker lights - without the cross-members getting in the way.

 


 

Options Side Rails


Solid Raised Side Rails

Solid Raised Side Rails

This no charge option gives your truck the sleek polished look.

Floor Level Side Rails with Stake Pockets

Floor Level Side Rails

This side rail upgrade includes punched stake pockets that is designed to  accommodate all the upgraded side rail options if you decide to add them at a later time. Also, with the absence of the raised rail, loading cargo or wrecked vehicles from the side of the bed with a forklift is a cinch!

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel tube side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up.


Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Standard Chain Lock Packages

10 Chain Lock Package

10 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

The Aluminum 10 Series deck comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 6 additional chain locks.

 


 

 

Options Chain Lock Packages

14 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

14 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 10 additional chain locks.


16 Chain Lock Package

16 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Lock Package

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!


Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

Like on the steel bed, an optional flat tie down bar is welded to the underside of the bed. This allows for an attachment point when hauling equipment or cargo. 

Cargo Strap Kit

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Alternatively, you can simply order a cargo strap kit that is designed to fit in-between the aluminium cross members.

 

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Wheel Lift Design & Options

When it comes to Wheel Lifts on a car carrier - we have you covered! Select the right wheel lift style and options that meet your needs in two easy steps.

1. Select the wheel lift design for your towing or hauling application.

2. If applicable, select the wheel retainers that meet the needs and functionality your operators desire


Standard Wheel Lift Design

All our wheel lifts are engineered to be the best. Speed and ease of vehicle securement are factors that many towing operators look at when selecting the wheel lift that is right for them. Ultimately, choosing the right wheel lift design configuration comes down to user preference.

Conventional Wheel Lift

Conventional Wheel Lift
The standard wheel lift has an independent design with full hydraulic functions including raise, lower, extend and retract.
Wheel Lift Stinger
• Fabricated Extension Tube for Added Strength
• 60" of Travel
• 10" Longer Reach than the competition
• Compact Retraction to the Tailboard
Wheel Lift Crossbar
• 3.5" x 3.5" Tube Dimension
• Large Thrust Area
• Thick Pivot Plates with Large Surface Area
• Built-in Universal Ball Hitch Receiver.
Wheel Lift Capacities
• 3,000 lb. Capacity at Full Extension
• 7,500 lb. Tow Rating


 

Options Wheel Lift Designs

Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer

Combination Wheel Lift

If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.
This upgraded option offers the same features and benefits as the standard conventional wheel lift but includes the addition of a Dock Stabilizer. This allows for a more stable, larger platform when raising the bed to a dock height level.
If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.


AutoGrip II Wheel Lift

Autogrip II Wheel Lift

Save time and make it easy with this fully hydraulic self-loading wheel lift system - no manual -arms needed! The hydraulic claws collapse 180°which provides a number of benefits:
Brings the overhang tighter to the tailboard so the l-arms are not sticking out behind the truck when unused.
Accomodates smaller wheels, flat tires or even missing wheels to maintain the proper tension on the vehicle against the crossbar. *Note: to accommodate larger wheels and tires simply remove the spacers on the crossbar.
Allows the opportunity to use as a towbar when necessary.

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Utilizing the same stinger as the conventional wheel lift, this option is great for the unconventional towing operator that hauls trailers, generators, etc. 
• The hydraulic up/down and in/out of the stinger allows for easier trailer hook-up when on uneven terrain or on trailers with variable tongue heights or lengths.



Wheel Lift Ready

Wheel Lift Ready

If you’re looking to tow just one vehicle at a time, than this is a more economical option for you. 
• With this option, the bed is prepared for a wheel lift with the hydraulics plumbed and controls equipped - assuming a wheel lift will be added at a later date.
• Great when looking to trade it back in or sell to a third party.
• This option excludes all wheel-lift related items including: outer tube, lift cylinders, extend cylinder, counterbalance valve for lift, mounting pins, crossbar, wheel grids, l-arms, l-arm storage brackets and tie-down straps.

Fixed Position Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

Fixed Positions Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

This available option is perfect for the equipment hauler that is looking to haul a trailer - you save money too! 
• The fixed tailboard offers a universal Reese Receiver that can accommodate a variety of trailer attachments.


Standard Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

We understand that every operator has their own way of loading a car on a wheel lift - which is why we offer a selection of 4 wheel lift hook-up styles. Selecting these wheel lift retainers (also known as slide trays or wheel grids) is only a relevant option when using the Conventional Wheel Lift or the Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer.

Slide in Steel Tube L Arm

Slide in Steel Tube L-Arms

• Available Upgrade: Extended Slide In Steel Tube L-Arms

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement

• The majority of the beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks has the standard slide in steel tube l-arms; however, they can easily be swapped upon request with your order.


 

Options Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

"Century" Style 3-Way Pivot L-Arms

Century Style 3 Way Pivot L Arms

• Lightweight Aluminum L-arm Construction
• Includes 3 positions for L-arm placement to get maximum contact with the tire - great for broken tie- rods.
• Basket Strap Securement with 2 attachments points for small and larger tires.


"Vulcan" Style Scoops

Vulcan Style Scoops

• Save hook-up time with the only “strapless” wheel lift system in the industry.
• Easy to load with swing-in operation to get the scoop behind the tire. A lock pin keeps the arm in place.
• The scoop has several holes for better traction to the tire and includes an outside lip to help hold the tire in place.
• A front retainer pin is designed to place ahead of the tire for additional securement and includes an ergonomically friendly handle.

"Chevron" Style Steel Tube Drop-in L-Arms

Chevron Style Steel Tubes Drop in L Arms

• Includes an aluminum wheel pan that allows for more contact surface to the tire when towing the vehicle. If you have clearance issues simply remove the wheel pan and use the original l-arm tube.
• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement


Anti-Theft L-Arm Storage

Anti Theft L Arm Storage


The Anti-theft L-arm Storage is available when selecting any of the four wheel retainer options. This feature prevents the removal of the L-arm until the wheel lift is lowered - which can only be done when the truck is operational. The storage brackets are conveniently located for quick and ergonomically friendly access.

 

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Winch Design & Options

Winches get the job done. They do the heavy pulling and get disabled vehicles and equipment up on a flatbed in no time. Our car carriers come standard with the 8,000-lb. Ramsey “Sierra Planetary” winch, but other models and upgrades are available, including traditional worm-driven units and side-winders. Choose what’s best for your application.


Standard 8,000 lbs. Ramsey "Sierra Planetary"

8000 lb Ramsey Sierra Planetary
New in 2018, this exclusive standard planetary winch from Ramsey has been rigorously tested for durability and speed. With line speed of 48ft per minute, the Sierra planetary drive will be faster than the worm gear you may be accustomed to which allows for quicker and safer operation on the roadside.
• The majority of Zip’s stock steel beds on inventory will have this standard winch option.
• Comes with a standard ⅜" x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.
• The 8,000# Ramsey Sierra Planetary Winch comes standard with a 2-Year Warranty.

 


 

Options Winch Options

8,000 lbs. Ramsey Worm Gear

8000 lb Ramsey Worm Gear

Historically, this worm gear winch by Ramsey was the go-to standard work horse for decades. You can still request this option at no additional charge.

• Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.


 
9,000 lbs. Ramsey Planetary

9000 lb Warn Planetary

For those that prefer the Warn winch brand over the Ramsey, this is an upgrade for you. However, keep in mind that a bed utilizing the 9,000 lb. Warn winch will need to be special ordered as none of the Zip’s stock beds have this option. 
• Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.

 
12,000 lbs. Warn Planetary

12000 lb Warn Planetary

If you’re in need of a little extra pulling capacity this 12,000 lb. capacity Warn Planetary will do. It’s a great upgrade if you frequently haul heavier equipment such as large forklifts or heavier pick-up style utility trucks.



12,000 lbs. Come-Up Planetary

12000 lb Come Up Planetary

The 12,000 lb. Come-Up branded planetary winch is proprietary to Miller Industries. This is a great alternative to the 12,000 lb. Warn branded planetary winch.


Slide Winder Winch System

Slide Winder Winch System
The Slide Winder winch system was designed to provide a more versatile winching operation for loading foreign or luxury vehicles along with disabled vehicles with flat tires or missing wheels. Instead of the winch being installed in the center of the deck, it is installed on the driver side of the bed. The winch line is then ran through an adjustable pulley that has the ability to slide back and forth. The numerous placement settings allows the winch to pull directly in line with the tow eyelet in the front bumpers. Also, position the pulley all the way on either side of the bed to redirect a vehicle that is pulling one way or the other. 
• Available on both Steel & Aluminum decks
• Only available with the 9,000 lb Warn Planetary Winch
• Requires a Stationary or Frame Mounted Pylon



Short Track Slide Winder

Short Track Slide Winder

The Short Track Slide Winder is an option for those operators that want the pylon to be mounted on the main 
carrier deck. The winch and sliding mechanism is designed on a shorter platform to fit within the width of the deck mounted pylon.

 

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Sub-Frame Design & Options

Longest sub-frame in the Industry for better bed support, increased durability and equipment longevity.


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Available in a Painted or Optional Galvanized Finish


 

Standard


Factory Black Paint

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Options

Optional Zip’s Custom Colors Available

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The galvanized sub-frame upgrade is a must when purchasing a car carrier where salt is used on the roads in winter conditions.  Also, if you are planning on keeping your truck for many years, the galvanized option increases the life and fresh look of your truck since it’s a rust inhibitor. Increases resale value too!


Bed Locks

Roller Bed Lock Design

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Anti-Tilt Bed Lock

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Full Length Wear Pads

Most Square Inches in the Industry

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Steel Decks - Mounted to the Sub-Frame

12000 lb Come Up Planetary

Aluminum Decks - Mounted to the Deck

12000 lb Come Up Planetary

 

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Maintenance & Serviceability
With any working piece of equipment it is important to complete routine maintenance to minimize downtime and maximize profitability.  Miller engineers make it easy with all car carrier designs providing accessible grease points. Check out this video showing how to properly maintain your 10 Series Car Carrier Rollback.

 

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Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.
Zip’s AW Direct builds, sells and services custom tow trucks, car carriers and industrial service bodies from its modern 95,000-square-foot facility in New Hampton, IA. With more than 200 dedicated employees, our family-owned company also distributes towing parts and accessories, offers apparel printing services and provides in-house equipment financing.
Zip’s AW Direct is the largest distributor of tow trucks, repair parts, towing accessories and safety apparel in the country.   In addition to selling over 800 tow trucks a year, we offer the widest selection of products which exceeds 40,000 products from over 400 suppliers - and ship for FREE*!

12 Series 

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Truck Chassis Recommendations

The 12 Series LCG is designed to be installed on most class 6 cab chassis combinations.  Due to the LCG design, it is NOT compatible for installation on a cab chassis that has inboard mid-ship fuel tanks such as the Ford F550 or Ram 5500. Alternatively, the International MV, Freightliner M2, Kenworth T270, Peterbilt 337 and Hino 258 are all popular truck makes and models used when installing a 12 series LCG rollback car carrier.


Gross Vehicle Weight GVW

• Minimum GVWR 19,500 lbs
• Maximum GVWR 26,000 lbs


Tire & Wheel Size

• 245/70R 19.5" OR

• 255/70R 22.5"


Frame Requirements

• Minimum Frame Height of 33"
• Maximum Frame Height of 38"
• Minimum After Frame of 36"

*After Frame is defined as the distance from the center of the rear axle to the end of the frame.


Cab to Axle (C.A.) & Frame RBM Requirements

• Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 600,000 In-lbs.
• 20.5' - 132" C.A.
• 21' - 138" C.A.
• 21.5' - 144" C.A.
• 22' - 150" C.A.

*If installing an In the Ditch Side SP9000 Puller or a frame mounted pylon, add 6” to the required cab to axle measurements above.

 

 

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Bed Capacities & Dimensions

Bed capacities reveal what’s behind the name of our car carrier series. The 10 Series can haul up to 10,000 lbs., 12 Series up to 12,000 lbs. and the 16 Series up to 16,000 lbs. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Bed dimensions also vary by model. Widths are either 96” or 102” and lengths start at 19’ and go up to 26’. In either case, we have the capacity and surface area to handle any load.

Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.

Standard Bed Capacities

12000 lbs

12,000 lbs.

The standard bed capacity of the 12 Series LCG carrier is 12,000 lbs. With this capacity, the LCG is perfect all auto vehicles and for the operator who frequently hauls larger equipment or heavier pick-up type utility vehicles.

 


Standard Bed Lengths

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• 20.5'
• 21'
• 21.5'
• 22'

*NOTE: The outside frame rails of the chassis extending behind the cab must be free of fuel tanks, air tanks, battery boxes, exhaust stacks, etc. Fuel tanks must be mounted under the cab except when installing a frame mounted pylon or cab protector - then the fuel tank can extend up to 6 inches behind the cab.  The preferred locations for the batteries is also under the cab.


Standard Bed Widths

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102" Wide

The 12 Series LCG comes standard with a bed width of 102” Wide.  This width will accept a dually pick-up without the need to remove the side rails. Also great for hauling larger or odd shaped cargo and equipment.

Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.

 

 

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Steel Bed Construction & Options

The 12 Series Steel Bed Construction is a durable and popular selection for hauling vehicles and equipment. If you are frequently hauling wrecked vehicles, cars without tires, or heavy, concentrated loads then the steel option is right for you. Check out the design and features that make the Steel 10 series what it is - along with endless upgrades to consider.


Standard Steel Bed Flooring

Standard Steel Floor

The standard steel floor is constructed of heavy duty diamond plate sheeting with a thickness of 3/16”. All 10 Series car carriers are built using one solid sheet of steel. The competition uses multiple sheets, welded together with seams. The majority of the steel carrier beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks in inventory has the standard diamond plate flooring.

 


 

Options Steel Bed Flooring

3/16" Smooth Floor

Smooth Floor

An optional smooth floor finish is available at no charge.

 

1/4" Diamond Plate Floor

Diamond Plate Floor

Increase the lifespan and durability of your car carrier by upgrading to the 1/4" thick diamond plate floor - a 33% increase over the standard 3/16" sheeting. Perfect when hauling heavier equipment or concentrated loads.

 

Apitong Wood Floor

Apitong Wood Floor

The wood floor is a great upgrade when hauling equipment with steel tracks. If you damage a board - simply replace it!

 



Standard Cross Members

Cross Members

As standard, the 10 Series has a cross member spacing of 8” on center. When compared to the competition, a 21ft Miller bed has an equivalent to 10 more cross members. With proper usage this eliminates the “washboard” effect commonly seen with competitive bed designs. 

The cross members are constructed of a four-sided, 2”x2” Corten Steel Tube. Corten steel is a steel alloy that has a very high tensile strength of 50 ksi which is at least 8% stronger than general-use steel tubing and has a higher resistance to corrosion.

 


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The knife tip approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All approach options include 5 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt.

Dual Angle SST

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The Dual Angle SST (Solid Sloped Tail), not available in Chevron, is a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance. The SST reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees - no need for ramps!
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails

LoadRite

LoadRite

Available only in Chevron, this upgrade is very similar to the Dual Angle SST and is also a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance and reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees. The LoadRite option offers side rails with key slots incorporated into the inside vertical edge - offering ample tie-down anchor placement the length of the deck. 
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.


Right Approach | Extreme Angle

Right Approach Extreme Angle

 

 


 

The Right Approach (also known as the Extreme Angle when ordered as a Vulcan) provides the premium system for loading high- end luxury vehicles with low ground clearance. The Right Approach™ allows the operator to lower the approach angle of the deck to only 6°, making the use of ramps or wood planks obsolete. This one-of-a-kind option provides you with the versatility of having a straight carrier deck with the added benefit of an angled approach plate - when you need it! The perfect bed option if you’re transporting exotic or low clearance vehicles.
*NOTE: Not Available in a Chevron.

 

1). Upon the bed moving out of the locks, the rear 5ft section automatically hinges and begins to lower - to only a 6° load angle!

2). A cable guide can be inserted in the deck to keep the cable low while winching the vehicle onto the rear deck.

3). After the vehicle's front wheels are on the carrier, the deck can be leveled out and the cable guide removed allowing the vehicle to overcome the second clearance problem with the forward section of the deck.

4). With the front wheels on the main section of the deck the process can be repeated again to eliminate clearance problems on vehicles with low exhaust or extended rear overhangs.



Standard Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The knife tip approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All approach options include 5 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities

 


 

Options Side Rails

Select from three side rail upgrades that meet your needs or the look you are wanting.


Fixed Steel Tube Sides

Fixed Steel

This no charge optional side rail is a fixed steel tube side that is 2” wide and 6” tall. This rail is very durable but does not allow the flexibility of removing the rails to accommodate side loading with a fork lift or maximizing the complete width of the deck.

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up.

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Standard Chain Lock Packages

11 Chain Lock Package

11 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

The Steel 10 Series deck comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 6 additional chain locks. The key slot placement with this standard package is perfect for securing the majority of automotive vehicles on the road by using a 4 or 8 point tie down strap system.

 


 

Options Chain Lock Packages

 

15 Cain Lock Package - Deck Centered

15 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 10 additional chain locks.


17 Cain Lock Package

17 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Locks

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!


 

Options Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

This upgrade offers a Flat bar that is welded to the underside of the bed providing an attachment point for tie-down straps with paddle or wire hooks. This option is a must if you plan on hauling cargo.
*NOTE: All of Zip’s stock steel beds on inventory will have this upgraded option.

Chain Baskets

Chain Baskets

This is a great upgrade to consider when ordering a bed with key slots/chain lock tie-down anchors. These baskets eliminate the chance of access chain falling below the bed which could get caught and cause damage. The key slots come prepared for the baskets so they can be installed at any time after the bed is made. 
*NOTE: The baskets are not designed to be installed on the key slots located on the approach plate.


Standard Front Chain Trays

Front Chain Trays
The front chain trays offer ample space for your safety chain storage. The recessed design allows for not only the chain storage but provides room for safety cone storage. Drainage holes are included which makes keeping your chains a tray easy.
The safety chains are standard on the 10 Series Carrier and come with a hardware cluster on one end and is secured with a nut and bolt. A weld-on chain hook is also included for length adjustment and securement purposes.


Standard Paint

Miller Standard

Miller Standard

The steel 10 Series Car Carriers are painted black as standard by Miller Industries. All steel decks are media blasted and finished with a gloss top-coat.

 


 

Options Paint

If you're wanting to stand out from the rest by utilizing your company colors, we have options for your consideration!

Miller Options

Miller Options

There are additional colors available as an optional upgrade from Miller Industries.

Zip’s AW Direct

Zips AW Direct Custom

Zip’s AW Direct offers custom colors with an in-house premium paint upgrade. For a better quality paint process, backed by a 3-year paint warranty, select your custom color and have your carrier deck painted by the best at Zip’s! 

 

 

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Aluminum Bed Construction & Options

For those living in the rust belt or hauling for dealerships, the Aluminum Deck is a great alternative over the steel construction. The superior design of the aluminum deck provides great durability, looks great and won’t rust! Yes, aluminum is a softer material than steel so it will show scrapes from dragging vehicles without tires or wheels; however, scrapes or gauges are only superficial and not structural damage. Structural damage has only been seen from being repeatedly abused or punctured from something heavy dropping on it. 

 


Standard Aluminum Bed Flooring

Standard Aluminum Floor

Standard Aluminum Floor

The standard aluminum floor is constructed of extruded aluminum panels with ribbed flooring. Zip’s carries a significant amount of aluminum beds on inventory. 

 


Standard Cross Members

Cross Members
As standard, the 10 Series Aluminum deck has a cross member spacing of 4” on center. With almost twice as many crossmembers than the steel deck you can be confident in the durability of the aluminum construction and the aluminum deck still weighs significantly less than steel! 


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All aluminum bed approach options include 4 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt and protects the bed from damage.

Dual Angle SST

Dual Angle SST

The Dual Angle SST (Solid Sloped Tail), not available in Chevron, is a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance. The SST reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees - no need for ramps! *Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails

LoadRite

LoadRite

Available only in Chevron, this upgrade is similar to the Dual Angle SST and is also a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance and reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees. When ordering the LoadRite option the side rails include key slots all along the inside edge - offering ample tie-down anchor placement.
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.


Standard Side Rails

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

The standard bed side rail on the aluminum bed is the Bi-Hollow Raised side rail. Each brand style rail has it’s own look; however, the structural design is the same. The standard aluminum side rail has a polished finish with ample surface area to post your company logo, web address or phone number. It also easily accommodates the drilling of holes for installation of larger flush mounted marker lights - without the cross-members getting in the way.

 


 

Options Side Rails


Solid Raised Side Rails

Solid Raised Side Rails

This no charge option gives your truck the sleek polished look.

Floor Level Side Rails with Stake Pockets

Floor Level Side Rails

This side rail upgrade includes punched stake pockets that is designed to  accommodate all the upgraded side rail options if you decide to add them at a later time. Also, with the absence of the raised rail, loading cargo or wrecked vehicles from the side of the bed with a forklift is a cinch!

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel tube side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up.


Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Standard Chain Lock Packages

10 Chain Lock Package

10 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

The Aluminum 10 Series deck comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 6 additional chain locks.

 


 

 

Options Chain Lock Packages

14 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

14 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 10 additional chain locks.


16 Chain Lock Package

16 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Lock Package

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!


Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

Like on the steel bed, an optional flat tie down bar is welded to the underside of the bed. This allows for an attachment point when hauling equipment or cargo. 

Cargo Strap Kit

Cargo Strap Kit

Alternatively, you can simply order a cargo strap kit that is designed to fit in-between the aluminium cross members.

 

 

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Wheel Lift Design & Options

When it comes to Wheel Lifts on a car carrier - we have you covered! Select the right wheel lift style and options that meet your needs in two easy steps.

1. Select the wheel lift design for your towing or hauling application.

2. If applicable, select the wheel retainers that meet the needs and functionality your operators desire


Standard Wheel Lift Design

All our wheel lifts are engineered to be the best. Speed and ease of vehicle securement are factors that many towing operators look at when selecting the wheel lift that is right for them. Ultimately, choosing the right wheel lift design configuration comes down to user preference.

Conventional Wheel Lift

Conventional Wheel Lift
The standard wheel lift has an independent design with full hydraulic functions including raise, lower, extend and retract.
Wheel Lift Stinger
• Fabricated Extension Tube for Added Strength
• 60" of Travel
• 10" Longer Reach than the competition
• Compact Retraction to the Tailboard
Wheel Lift Crossbar
• 3.5" x 3.5" Tube Dimension
• Large Thrust Area
• Thick Pivot Plates with Large Surface Area
• Built-in Universal Ball Hitch Receiver.
Wheel Lift Capacities
• 3,000 lb. Capacity at Full Extension
• 7,500 lb. Tow Rating


 

Options Wheel Lift Designs

Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer

Combination Wheel Lift

If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.
This upgraded option offers the same features and benefits as the standard conventional wheel lift but includes the addition of a Dock Stabilizer. This allows for a more stable, larger platform when raising the bed to a dock height level.
If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.


AutoGrip II Wheel Lift

Autogrip II Wheel Lift

Save time and make it easy with this fully hydraulic self-loading wheel lift system - no manual -arms needed! The hydraulic claws collapse 180°which provides a number of benefits:
Brings the overhang tighter to the tailboard so the l-arms are not sticking out behind the truck when unused.
Accomodates smaller wheels, flat tires or even missing wheels to maintain the proper tension on the vehicle against the crossbar. *Note: to accommodate larger wheels and tires simply remove the spacers on the crossbar.
Allows the opportunity to use as a towbar when necessary.

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Utilizing the same stinger as the conventional wheel lift, this option is great for the unconventional towing operator that hauls trailers, generators, etc. 
• The hydraulic up/down and in/out of the stinger allows for easier trailer hook-up when on uneven terrain or on trailers with variable tongue heights or lengths.



Wheel Lift Ready

Wheel Lift Ready

If you’re looking to tow just one vehicle at a time, than this is a more economical option for you. 
• With this option, the bed is prepared for a wheel lift with the hydraulics plumbed and controls equipped - assuming a wheel lift will be added at a later date.
• Great when looking to trade it back in or sell to a third party.
• This option excludes all wheel-lift related items including: outer tube, lift cylinders, extend cylinder, counterbalance valve for lift, mounting pins, crossbar, wheel grids, l-arms, l-arm storage brackets and tie-down straps.

Fixed Position Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

Fixed Positions Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

This available option is perfect for the equipment hauler that is looking to haul a trailer - you save money too! 
• The fixed tailboard offers a universal Reese Receiver that can accommodate a variety of trailer attachments.


Standard Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

We understand that every operator has their own way of loading a car on a wheel lift - which is why we offer a selection of 4 wheel lift hook-up styles. Selecting these wheel lift retainers (also known as slide trays or wheel grids) is only a relevant option when using the Conventional Wheel Lift or the Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer.

Slide in Steel Tube L Arm

Slide in Steel Tube L-Arms

• Available Upgrade: Extended Slide In Steel Tube L-Arms

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement

• The majority of the beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks has the standard slide in steel tube l-arms; however, they can easily be swapped upon request with your order.


 

Options Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

"Century" Style 3-Way Pivot L-Arms

Century Style 3 Way Pivot L Arms


"Vulcan" Style Scoops

Vulcan Style Scoops

"Chevron" Style Steel Tube Drop-in L-Arms

Chevron Style Steel Tubes Drop in L Arms

Anti-Theft L-Arm Storage

Anti Theft L Arm Storage


The Anti-theft L-arm Storage is available when selecting any of the four wheel retainer options. This feature prevents the removal of the L-arm until the wheel lift is lowered - which can only be done when the truck is operational. The storage brackets are conveniently located for quick and ergonomically friendly access.

 

 

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Winch Design & Options

Winches get the job done. They do the heavy pulling and get disabled vehicles and equipment up on a flatbed in no time. Our car carriers come standard with the 8,000-lb. Ramsey “Sierra Planetary” winch, but other models and upgrades are available, including traditional worm-driven units and side-winders. Choose what’s best for your application.


Standard 8,000 lbs. Ramsey "Sierra Planetary"

8000 lb Ramsey Sierra Planetary
New in 2018, this exclusive standard planetary winch from Ramsey has been rigorously tested for durability and speed. With line speed of 48ft per minute, the Sierra planetary drive will be faster than the worm gear you may be accustomed to which allows for quicker and safer operation on the roadside.
• The majority of Zip’s stock steel beds on inventory will have this standard winch option.
• Comes with a standard ⅜" x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.
• The 8,000# Ramsey Sierra Planetary Winch comes standard with a 2-Year Warranty.

 


 

Options Winch Options

8,000 lbs. Ramsey Worm Gear

8000 lb Ramsey Worm Gear

Historically, this worm gear winch by Ramsey was the go-to standard work horse for decades. You can still request this option at no additional charge.

• Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.


 
9,000 lbs. Ramsey Planetary

9000 lb Warn Planetary

For those that prefer the Warn winch brand over the Ramsey, this is an upgrade for you. However, keep in mind that a bed utilizing the 9,000 lb. Warn winch will need to be special ordered as none of the Zip’s stock beds have this option. 
• Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.

 
12,000 lbs. Warn Planetary

12000 lb Warn Planetary

If you’re in need of a little extra pulling capacity this 12,000 lb. capacity Warn Planetary will do. It’s a great upgrade if you frequently haul heavier equipment such as large forklifts or heavier pick-up style utility trucks.



12,000 lbs. Come-Up Planetary

12000 lb Come Up Planetary
12000 lb Come Up Planetary

The 12,000 lb. Come-Up branded planetary winch is proprietary to Miller Industries. This is a great alternative to the 12,000 lb. Warn branded planetary winch.

12,000 lbs. DP Planetary

For the premium of winch upgrades this 12,000 Lbs capacity planetary winch from DP is the ticket.  New in 2020, this optional upgrade will get the job done when you need it.


Slide Winder Winch System

Slide Winder Winch System
The Slide Winder winch system was designed to provide a more versatile winching operation for loading foreign or luxury vehicles along with disabled vehicles with flat tires or missing wheels. Instead of the winch being installed in the center of the deck, it is installed on the driver side of the bed. The winch line is then ran through an adjustable pulley that has the ability to slide back and forth. The numerous placement settings allows the winch to pull directly in line with the tow eyelet in the front bumpers. Also, position the pulley all the way on either side of the bed to redirect a vehicle that is pulling one way or the other. 
• Available on both Steel & Aluminum decks
• Only available with the 9,000 lb Warn Planetary Winch
• Requires a Stationary or Frame Mounted Pylon




Short Track Slide Winder

Short Track Slide Winder

The Short Track Slide Winder is an option for those operators that want the pylon to be mounted on the main 
carrier deck. The winch and sliding mechanism is designed on a shorter platform to fit within the width of the deck mounted pylon.

 

 

 

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Low Center of Gravity (LCG) Sub-Frame Design & Options

The Low Center of Gravity car carrier, also known as “The LCG”, is second to none in the automotive towing industry.  Only available under the Miller brands, the LCG is a patented car carrier design offering the lowest load angle, bed height and dump angle in the industry.  Due to the proprietary design, competitive manufacturers cannot achieve the low load angles and low bed heights the LCG provides.  The LCG is simply the best car carrier money can buy!


The Lowest Load Angle

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On most trucks equipped with an air-ride suspension, the 12 Series LCG achieves a load angle under 11° - the lowest in the industry!  For the optimal load angle, simply slide the bed back out of the bed locks, tilt the bed up and dump the air in the suspension. This low load angle makes the LCG 12 Series rollback ideal when loading luxury vehicles with low clearance bumpers, valences, spoilers and exhaust systems - all without the use of wood blocks or ramps. The low load angle of the 12 Series LCG is also perfect for construction equipment and forklifts with low ground clearance.

 


The Lowest Bed Height

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The Low Center of Gravity bed is just that...LOW!  When in the stored position, the LCG car carrier has a deck height of 5 to 6 inches lower than the competition. Achieving a lower deck height offers many benefits…

 


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Allows for the transport of taller loads such as van bodies, forklifts or manlifts that may be over-height on a conventional car carrier.

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Provides better stability while driving since the load is that much lower to the ground.  You can be more confident when making turns or banking a sweeping curve on the road.

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It’s safer too!  The low deck height provides ergonomically friendly access when securing a vehicle or piece of equipment to the deck. Even the shortest of operators can more easily secure loads or tie-down vehicles completely from the ground. No more risk of injury while climbing up or jumping off the bed to reach attachment points.


The Highest Dump Angle

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Not only does the LCG provide the lowest load angle, it also offers the highest dump angle.  With a dump degree of 18° - 20° on most trucks, the LCG makes it easier to unload wrecked vehicles, vehicles with locked brakes or in-op machinery. With the high dump angle, the LCG car carrier is also a great choice for the Auto Salvage Industry.

NOTE: Due to the lift cylinder placement, longer bed lengths will have a lower dump angle.

 


The Longest Sub-Frame

The 12 Series LCG design offers the longest sub-frame in the Industry. When compared to the leading competitor, the 12 Series LCG Subframe is 48” longer! This allows for better bed support, increased durability and equipment longevity. When loading and unloading a vehicle the more the steel or aluminum bed that is supported by the subframe, the less stress the bed incurs.


Standard Sub-Frame Finishes

Standard Black Paint as Factory


 

Options Sub-Frame Finishes

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Optional Zip’s Custom Colors Available
The galvanized subframe upgrade is a must when purchasing a car carrier where salt is used on the roads in winter conditions.  Also, if you are planning on keeping your truck for many years, the galvanized option increases the life and fresh look of your truck since it’s a rust inhibitor. Increases resale value too!


Bed Locks

Roller Bed Lock Design

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Anti-Tilt Bed Lock

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Full Length Wear Pads

Most Sq. Inches in the Industry

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Steel Decks - Mounted to the Sub-Frame

Aluminum Decks- Mounted to the Deck

 

 

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Control Stations

Available in two configurations, the control stations for all Miller car carriers come with color-coded control handles that are designed longer for easy access and operation.  The stations have a compartment light for bright illumination and have easy to read control function labels on a stainless steel backing. The control stations are also sleek looking with aluminum covers so they will look great for the life of the truck.


Standard Control Station - 6 Spool Capable

6-spool

The standard control station comes with 6 valve spools but only 5 spools are utilized and ready to work with control levers. These standard 5 controls operate (1) Bed Back/Forward (2) Bed Up/Down (3) Winch In/Out (4) Wheel Lift Out/In and (5) Wheel Lift Up/Down.  The sixth spool is only utilized and work ready when the bed is ordered with the optional AutoGrip self-loading wheel lift and operates the Open & Close of the wheel lift arms.


 

Options Control Station - 9 Spool Capable

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When ordering a car carrier knowing that a full function hydraulic side puller will be installed, the optional 9-spool valve is what is needed.  In addition to the standard 6 spool functions, the 9 spool control valve includes side puller functions for the Left Stabilizer Leg, Right Stabilizer Leg and the Winch In/out.

 

 

 

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Maintenance & Serviceability
With any working piece of equipment it is important to complete routine maintenance to minimize downtime and maximize profitability.  Miller engineers make it easy with all car carrier designs providing accessible grease points. Check out this video showing how to properly maintain your 10 Series Car Carrier Rollback.

 

 

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Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.
Zip’s AW Direct builds, sells and services custom tow trucks, car carriers and industrial service bodies from its modern 95,000-square-foot facility in New Hampton, IA. With more than 200 dedicated employees, our family-owned company also distributes towing parts and accessories, offers apparel printing services and provides in-house equipment financing.
Zip’s AW Direct is the largest distributor of tow trucks, repair parts, towing accessories and safety apparel in the country.   In addition to selling over 800 tow trucks a year, we offer the widest selection of products which exceeds 40,000 products from over 400 suppliers - and ship for FREE*!

16 Series 

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Truck Chassis Recommendations

The 16 Series LCG is designed to be installed on most class 7 cab chassis combinations.  The International MV, Freightliner M2, Kenworth T370, Peterbilt 337 and Hino XL7 are all popular truck makes and models used when installing a 16 series LCG rollback car carrier.


Gross Vehicle Weight GVW

• Minimum GVWR 26,000 lbs
• Maximum GVWR 33,000 lbs


Tire & Wheel Size

• 275/70R 2.5"


Frame Requirements

• Minimum Frame Height of 36"
• Maximum Frame Height of 40"
• Minimum After Frame of 36"

*After Frame is defined as the distance from the center of the rear axle to the end of the frame.


Cab to Axle (C.A.) & Frame RBM Requirements

Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 800,000 In-lbs.
• 21' - 138" C.A.
• 21.5' - 144" C.A.
• 22' - 150" C.A.

Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 1,200,000 In-lbs.
• 23' - 156" C.A.
• 24' - 166" C.A.
• 25' - 170" C.A.
• 26' - 182" C.A.

*If installing an In The Ditch Side SP12000 Puller or a frame mounted pylon, add 6” to the required cab to axle measurements above. If installing an In The Ditch SP12000 Side Puller add 12".

 

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Bed Capacities & Dimensions

Bed capacities reveal what’s behind the name of our car carrier series. The 10 Series can haul up to 10,000 lbs., 12 Series up to 12,000 lbs. and the 16 Series up to 16,000 lbs. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Bed dimensions also vary by model. Widths are either 96” or 102” and lengths start at 19’ and go up to 26’. In either case, we have the capacity and surface area to handle any load.


Standard Bed Capacity

The bed capacity of the 16 Series LCG carrier is 16,000 lbs. With this capacity, the 16 Series is perfect for most auto vehicles and for the operator who frequently hauls heavier equipment pick-up type utility vehicles and equipment such as construction or agricultural.

 


Standard Bed Lengths

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• 21'
• 21.5'
• 22'
• 23'
• 24'
• 25'
• 26'

*NOTE: The outside frame rails of the chassis extending behind the cab must be free of fuel tanks, air tanks, battery boxes, exhaust stacks, etc. Fuel tanks must be mounted under the cab except when installing a frame mounted pylon or cab protector - then the fuel tank can extend up to 6 inches behind the cab.  The preferred locations for the batteries is also under the cab.


Standard Bed Widths

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102" Wide

The 16 Series LCG comes standard with a bed width of 102” Wide. This width will accept a dually pick-up without the need to remove the side rails. Also great for hauling larger or odd shaped cargo and equipment.

Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.

 

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Steel Bed Construction & Options

The 16 Series Steel Bed Construction is a durable and popular selection for hauling vehicles and equipment. If you are frequently hauling heavy utility typ trucks, van body trucks, sea containers, construction equipment or heavy, concentrated loads then the steel option is right for you.  Check out the design and features that make the Steel 16 series what it is - along with endless upgrades to consider.


Standard Steel Bed Flooring

Standard Steel Floor

The standard steel floor is constructed of heavy duty diamond plate sheeting with a thickness of 3/16”. All 10 Series car carriers are built using one solid sheet of steel. The competition uses multiple sheets, welded together with seams. The majority of the steel carrier beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks in inventory has the standard diamond plate flooring.

 


 

Options Steel Bed Flooring

3/16" Smooth Floor

Smooth Floor

An optional smooth floor finish is available at no charge.

 

1/4" Diamond Plate Floor

Diamond Plate Floor

Increase the lifespan and durability of your car carrier by upgrading to the 1/4" thick diamond plate floor - a 33% increase over the standard 3/16" sheeting. Perfect when hauling heavier equipment or concentrated loads.

 

Apitong Wood Floor

Apitong Wood Floor

The wood floor is a great upgrade when hauling equipment with steel tracks. If you damage a board - simply replace it!

 



Standard Cross Members

Cross Members

As standard, the 10 Series has a cross member spacing of 8” on center. When compared to the competition, a 21ft Miller bed has an equivalent to 10 more cross members. With proper usage this eliminates the “washboard” effect commonly seen with competitive bed designs. 

The cross members are constructed of a four-sided, 2”x2” Corten Steel Tube. Corten steel is a steel alloy that has a very high tensile strength of 50 ksi which is at least 8% stronger than general-use steel tubing and has a higher resistance to corrosion.

 


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The knife tip approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All approach options include 5 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt.


Standard Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The knife tip approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All approach options include 5 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities

 


 

Options Side Rails

Select from three side rail upgrades that meet your needs or the look you are wanting.


Fixed Steel Tube Sides

Fixed Steel

This no charge optional side rail is a fixed steel tube side that is 2” wide and 6” tall. This rail is very durable but does not allow the flexibility of removing the rails to accommodate side loading with a fork lift or maximizing the complete width of the deck.

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up.

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Industrial Floor Level Sides

This side rail upgrade is designed with the equipment hauler in mind.  With this option comes chain locks (also known as key slots) every 24 inches along the top side of the rail which provides ample tie-down points to secure odd-shaped equipment or equipment with inconsistent anchor points.  With the floor level sides, loading pallets or equipment with a forklift from the sides is a cinch!

Sea Container Side Rail Packages

This specialized side rail upgrade is designed for the operator dedicated to hauling sea containers. This option has taller side rails with tapered ends to help center and guide the container up the bed.  The rails also have a smooth floor reinforcement to withstand the wear-and-tear of the container sliding on and off the bed. Also, the container package is offered with two different locking pin placements to hold the container in place. *Note: When ordering the container package, the floor key slot package does not come as standard.

• 4-Pin Container Package
This option comes with 2 locking pins towards the front of the deck and 2 at the rear deck, for a total of 4 locking pins.

• 6-Pin Container Package
This option comes with 2 locking pins towards the front, 2 in the middle and 2 at the rear of the deck, for a total of 6 locking pins.

• Fork Cut Outs
If a container side real package is ordered, an available option for for cut outs is available. This includes notches to be cut out of each side rail to makes accommodations for side loading containers or other equipment with a forklift.


Standard Chain Lock Packages

11 Chain Lock Package

11 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

The Steel 10 Series deck comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 6 additional chain locks. The key slot placement with this standard package is perfect for securing the majority of automotive vehicles on the road by using a 4 or 8 point tie down strap system.

 


 

Options Chain Lock Packages

 

15 Cain Lock Package - Deck Centered

15 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 10 additional chain locks.


17 Cain Lock Package

17 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Industrial Dual Row

17 Chain Lock Package

This dual row chain lock upgrade is great for the operator that hauls equipment with variable sizes and dimensions.  These extra rows down the middle of the deck offers endless tie-down anchor points which gives you the flexibility on the placement of the equipment.  This upgrade is offered with two options to select from:

• 2' on Center

• 4' on Center



Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Locks

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!


 

Options Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

This upgrade offers a Flat bar that is welded to the underside of the bed providing an attachment point for tie-down straps with paddle or wire hooks. This option is a must if you plan on hauling cargo.
*NOTE: All of Zip’s stock steel beds on inventory will have this upgraded option.

Chain Baskets

Chain Baskets

This is a great upgrade to consider when ordering a bed with key slots/chain lock tie-down anchors. These baskets eliminate the chance of access chain falling below the bed which could get caught and cause damage. The key slots come prepared for the baskets so they can be installed at any time after the bed is made. 
*NOTE: The baskets are not designed to be installed on the key slots located on the approach plate.


Standard Front Chain Trays

Front Chain Trays
The front chain trays offer ample space for your safety chain storage. The recessed design allows for not only the chain storage but provides room for safety cone storage. Drainage holes are included which makes keeping your chains a tray easy.
The safety chains are standard on the 10 Series Carrier and come with a hardware cluster on one end and is secured with a nut and bolt. A weld-on chain hook is also included for length adjustment and securement purposes.


Standard Paint

Miller Standard

Miller Standard

The steel 10 Series Car Carriers are painted black as standard by Miller Industries. All steel decks are media blasted and finished with a gloss top-coat.

 


 

Options Paint

If you're wanting to stand out from the rest by utilizing your company colors, we have options for your consideration!

Miller Options

Miller Options

There are additional colors available as an optional upgrade from Miller Industries.

Zip’s AW Direct

Zips AW Direct Custom

Zip’s AW Direct offers custom colors with an in-house premium paint upgrade. For a better quality paint process, backed by a 3-year paint warranty, select your custom color and have your carrier deck painted by the best at Zip’s! 


 

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Aluminum Bed Construction & Options

For those living in the rust belt or hauling for dealerships, the Aluminum Deck is a great alternative over the steel construction. The superior design of the aluminum deck provides great durability, looks great and won’t rust! Yes, aluminum is a softer material than steel so it will show scrapes from dragging vehicles without tires or wheels; however, scrapes or gauges are only superficial and not structural damage. Structural damage has only been seen from being repeatedly abused or punctured from something heavy dropping on it. 

 


Standard Aluminum Bed Flooring

Standard Aluminum Floor

Standard Aluminum Floor

The standard aluminum floor is constructed of extruded aluminum panels with ribbed flooring. Zip’s carries a significant amount of aluminum beds on inventory. 

 


Standard Cross Members

Cross Members
As standard, the 10 Series Aluminum deck has a cross member spacing of 4” on center. With almost twice as many crossmembers than the steel deck you can be confident in the durability of the aluminum construction and the aluminum deck still weighs significantly less than steel! 


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All aluminum bed approach options include 4 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt and protects the bed from damage.

Dual Angle SST

Dual Angle SST

The Dual Angle SST (Solid Sloped Tail), not available in Chevron, is a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance. The SST reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees - no need for ramps! *Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails

LoadRite

LoadRite

Available only in Chevron, this upgrade is similar to the Dual Angle SST and is also a handy option when loading vehicles with low ground clearance and reduces the load angle by 3.5 degrees. When ordering the LoadRite option the side rails include key slots all along the inside edge - offering ample tie-down anchor placement.
*NOTE: Only available with aluminum removable blade side rails.


Standard Side Rails

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

The standard bed side rail on the aluminum bed is the Bi-Hollow Raised side rail. Each brand style rail has it’s own look; however, the structural design is the same. The standard aluminum side rail has a polished finish with ample surface area to post your company logo, web address or phone number. It also easily accommodates the drilling of holes for installation of larger flush mounted marker lights - without the cross-members getting in the way.

 


 

Options Side Rails


Solid Raised Side Rails

Solid Raised Side Rails

This no charge option gives your truck the sleek polished look.

Floor Level Side Rails with Stake Pockets

Floor Level Side Rails

This side rail upgrade includes punched stake pockets that is designed to  accommodate all the upgraded side rail options if you decide to add them at a later time. Also, with the absence of the raised rail, loading cargo or wrecked vehicles from the side of the bed with a forklift is a cinch!

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel tube side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up.


Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Standard Chain Lock Packages

10 Chain Lock Package

10 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

The Aluminum 10 Series deck comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 6 additional chain locks.

 



 

 

Options Chain Lock Packages

14 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

14 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 10 additional chain locks.


16 Chain Lock Package

16 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Lock Package

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!

Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

Like on the steel bed, an optional flat tie down bar is welded to the underside of the bed. This allows for an attachment point when hauling equipment or cargo. 

Cargo Strap Kit

Cargo Strap Kit

Alternatively, you can simply order a cargo strap kit that is designed to fit in-between the aluminium cross members.

 

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Wheel Lift Design & Options

When it comes to Wheel Lifts on a car carrier - we have you covered! Select the right wheel lift style and options that meet your needs in two easy steps.

1. Select the wheel lift design for your towing or hauling application.

2. If applicable, select the wheel retainers that meet the needs and functionality your operators desire


Standard Wheel Lift Design

All our wheel lifts are engineered to be the best. Speed and ease of vehicle securement are factors that many towing operators look at when selecting the wheel lift that is right for them. Ultimately, choosing the right wheel lift design configuration comes down to user preference.

Conventional Wheel Lift

Conventional Wheel Lift
The standard wheel lift has an independent design with full hydraulic functions including raise, lower, extend and retract.
Wheel Lift Stinger
• Fabricated Extension Tube for Added Strength
• 60" of Travel
• 10" Longer Reach than the competition
• Compact Retraction to the Tailboard
Wheel Lift Crossbar
• 3.5" x 3.5" Tube Dimension
• Large Thrust Area
• Thick Pivot Plates with Large Surface Area
• Built-in Universal Ball Hitch Receiver.
Wheel Lift Capacities
• 3,000 lb. Capacity at Full Extension
• 7,500 lb. Tow Rating


 

Options Wheel Lift Design

Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer

Combination Wheel Lift

If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.
This upgraded option offers the same features and benefits as the standard conventional wheel lift but includes the addition of a Dock Stabilizer. This allows for a more stable, larger platform when raising the bed to a dock height level.
If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.


AutoGrip II Wheel Lift

Autogrip II Wheel Lift

Save time and make it easy with this fully hydraulic self-loading wheel lift system - no manual -arms needed! The hydraulic claws collapse 180°which provides a number of benefits:
Brings the overhang tighter to the tailboard so the l-arms are not sticking out behind the truck when unused.
Accomodates smaller wheels, flat tires or even missing wheels to maintain the proper tension on the vehicle against the crossbar. *Note: to accommodate larger wheels and tires simply remove the spacers on the crossbar.
Allows the opportunity to use as a towbar when necessary.


Hydraulic Stabilizer

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

If you are strictly hauling equipment or cargo then the hydraulic stabilizer option is the upgrade for you.  This is perfect when loading or unloading at the loading dock to get you to just the right approach height. Also great to stabilize the truck when loading heavy cargo or equipment from the sides.  This option does come standard with a reese type receiver to tow a trailer.


Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Utilizing the same stinger as the conventional wheel lift, this option is great for the unconventional towing operator that hauls trailers, generators, etc. 
• The hydraulic up/down and in/out of the stinger allows for easier trailer hook-up when on uneven terrain or on trailers with variable tongue heights or lengths.


Wheel Lift Ready

Wheel Lift Ready

If you’re looking to tow just one vehicle at a time, than this is a more economical option for you. 
• With this option, the bed is prepared for a wheel lift with the hydraulics plumbed and controls equipped - assuming a wheel lift will be added at a later date.
• Great when looking to trade it back in or sell to a third party.
• This option excludes all wheel-lift related items including: outer tube, lift cylinders, extend cylinder, counterbalance valve for lift, mounting pins, crossbar, wheel grids, l-arms, l-arm storage brackets and tie-down straps.

Fixed Position Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

Fixed Positions Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

This available option is perfect for the equipment hauler that is looking to haul a trailer - you save money too! 
• The fixed tailboard offers a universal Reese Receiver that can accommodate a variety of trailer attachments.


Standard Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

We understand that every operator has their own way of loading a car on a wheel lift - which is why we offer a selection of 4 wheel lift hook-up styles. Selecting these wheel lift retainers (also known as slide trays or wheel grids) is only a relevant option when using the Conventional Wheel Lift or the Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer.

Slide in Steel Tube L Arm

Slide in Steel Tube L-Arms

• Available Upgrade: Extended Slide In Steel Tube L-Arms

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement

• The majority of the beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks has the standard slide in steel tube l-arms; however, they can easily be swapped upon request with your order.


 

Options Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

"Century" Style 3-Way Pivot L-Arms

Century Style 3 Way Pivot L Arms

• Lightweight Aluminum L-arm Construction

• Includes 3 positions for L-arm placement to get maximum contact with the tire - great for broken tie-rods.

• Basket Strap Securement with 2 attachments points for small and larger tires.



"Vulcan" Style Scoops

Vulcan Style Scoops

• Save hook-up time with the only “strapless” wheel lift system in the industry.

• Easy to load with swing-in operation to get the scoop behind the tire. A lock pin keeps the arm in place.

• The scoop has several holes for better traction to the tire and includes an outside lip to help hold the tire in place.

• A front retainer pin is designed to place ahead of the tire for additional securement and includes an ergonomically friendly handle.


"Chevron" Style Steel Tube Drop-in L-Arms

Chevron Style Steel Tubes Drop in L Arms

• Includes an aluminum wheel pan that allows for more contact surface to the tire when towing the vehicle. If you have clearance issues simply remove the wheel pan and use the original l-arm tube.

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement



Anti-Theft L-Arm Storage

Anti Theft L Arm Storage


The Anti-theft L-arm Storage is available when selecting any of the four wheel retainer options. This feature prevents the removal of the L-arm until the wheel lift is lowered - which can only be done when the truck is operational. The storage brackets are conveniently located for quick and ergonomically friendly access.

 

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Winch Design Options

Winches get the job done. They do the heavy pulling and get disabled vehicles and equipment up on a flatbed in no time. Our car carriers come standard with the 8,000-lb. Ramsey “Sierra Planetary” winch, but other models and upgrades are available, including traditional worm-driven units and side-winders. Choose what’s best for your application.


Standard 8,000 lbs. Ramsey "Sierra Planetary"

8000 lb Ramsey Sierra Planetary
New in 2018, this exclusive standard planetary winch from Ramsey has been rigorously tested for durability and speed. With line speed of 48ft per minute, the Sierra planetary drive will be faster than the worm gear you may be accustomed to which allows for quicker and safer operation on the roadside.
• The majority of Zip’s stock steel beds on inventory will have this standard winch option.
• Comes with a standard ⅜" x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.
• The 8,000# Ramsey Sierra Planetary Winch comes standard with a 2-Year Warranty.

 


 

Options Winch Options

8,000 lbs. Ramsey Worm Gear

8000 lb Ramsey Worm Gear

Historically, this worm gear winch by Ramsey was the go-to standard work horse for decades. You can still request this option at no additional charge.

• Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.


 
9,000 lbs. Ramsey Planetary

9000 lb Warn Planetary

For those that prefer the Warn winch brand over the Ramsey, this is an upgrade for you. However, keep in mind that a bed utilizing the 9,000 lb. Warn winch will need to be special ordered as none of the Zip’s stock beds have this option. 
• Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.

 
12,000 lbs. Warn Planetary

12000 lb Warn Planetary

If you’re in need of a little extra pulling capacity this 12,000 lb. capacity Warn Planetary will do. It’s a great upgrade if you frequently haul heavier equipment such as large forklifts or heavier pick-up style utility trucks.



12,000 lbs. Come-Up Planetary

12000 lb Come Up Planetary

The 12,000 lb. Come-Up branded planetary winch is proprietary to Miller Industries. This is a great alternative to the 12,000 lb. Warn branded planetary winch.

12,000 lbs. DP Planetary

Slide Winder Winch System

For the premium of winch upgrades this 12,000 Lbs capacity planetary winch from DP is the ticket.  New in 2020, this optional upgrade will get the job done when you need it.

The Slide Winder winch system was designed to provide a more versatile winching operation for loading foreign or luxury vehicles along with disabled vehicles with flat tires or missing wheels. Instead of the winch being installed in the center of the deck, it is installed on the driver side of the bed. The winch line is then ran through an adjustable pulley that has the ability to slide back and forth. The numerous placement settings allows the winch to pull directly in line with the tow eyelet in the front bumpers. Also, position the pulley all the way on either side of the bed to redirect a vehicle that is pulling one way or the other. 
• Available on both Steel & Aluminum decks
• Only available with the 9,000 lb Warn Planetary Winch
• Requires a Stationary or Frame Mounted Pylon



Slide Winder Winch System



Short Track Slide Winder

Short Track Slide Winder

The Short Track Slide Winder is an option for those operators that want the pylon to be mounted on the main 
carrier deck. The winch and sliding mechanism is designed on a shorter platform to fit within the width of the deck mounted pylon.

 

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Low Center of Gravity (LCG) Sub-Frame Design & Options

The Low Center of Gravity car carrier, also known as “The LCG”, is second to none in the automotive towing industry.  Only available under the Miller brands, the LCG is a patented car carrier design offering the lowest load angle, bed height and dump angle in the industry.  Due to the proprietary design, competitive manufacturers cannot achieve the low load angles and low bed heights the LCG provides.  The LCG is simply the best car carrier money can buy!


The Lowest Load Angle

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On most trucks equipped with an air-ride suspension, the 12 Series LCG achieves a load angle under 11° - the lowest in the industry!  For the optimal load angle, simply slide the bed back out of the bed locks, tilt the bed up and dump the air in the suspension. This low load angle makes the LCG 12 Series rollback ideal when loading luxury vehicles with low clearance bumpers, valences, spoilers and exhaust systems - all without the use of wood blocks or ramps. The low load angle of the 12 Series LCG is also perfect for construction equipment and forklifts with low ground clearance.

 


The Lowest Bed Height

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The Low Center of Gravity bed is just that...LOW!  When in the stored position, the LCG car carrier has a deck height of 5 to 6 inches lower than the competition. Achieving a lower deck height offers many benefits…

 


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Allows for the transport of taller loads such as van bodies, forklifts or manlifts that may be over-height on a conventional car carrier.

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Provides better stability while driving since the load is that much lower to the ground.  You can be more confident when making turns or banking a sweeping curve on the road.

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It’s safer too!  The low deck height provides ergonomically friendly access when securing a vehicle or piece of equipment to the deck. Even the shortest of operators can more easily secure loads or tie-down vehicles completely from the ground. No more risk of injury while climbing up or jumping off the bed to reach attachment points.


The Highest Dump Angle

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Not only does the LCG provide the lowest load angle, it also offers the highest dump angle.  With a dump degree of 18° - 20° on most trucks, the LCG makes it easier to unload wrecked vehicles, vehicles with locked brakes or in-op machinery. With the high dump angle, the LCG car carrier is also a great choice for the Auto Salvage Industry.

NOTE: Due to the lift cylinder placement, longer bed lengths will have a lower dump angle.

 


The 12 Series LCG design offers the longest sub-frame in the Industry. When compared to the leading competitor, the 12 Series LCG Subframe is 48” longer! This allows for better bed support, increased durability and equipment longevity. When loading and unloading a vehicle the more the steel or aluminum bed that is supported by the subframe, the less stress the bed incurs.


Standard Sub-Frame Finishes

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Standard Black Paint as Factory


Options Sub-Frame Finishes

Optional Zip’s Custom Colors Available
The galvanized subframe upgrade is a must when purchasing a car carrier where salt is used on the roads in winter conditions.  Also, if you are planning on keeping your truck for many years, the galvanized option increases the life and fresh look of your truck since it’s a rust inhibitor. Increases resale value too!


Bed Locks

Roller Bed Lock Design

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Anti-Tilt Bed Lock


Full Length Wear Pads

Most Sq. Inches in the Industry

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Steel Decks - Mounted to the Sub-Frame

Aluminum Decks- Mounted to the Deck

 

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Control Stations

Available in two configurations, the control stations for all Miller car carriers come with color-coded control handles that are designed longer for easy access and operation.  The stations have a compartment light for bright illumination and have easy to read control function labels on a stainless steel backing. The control stations are also sleek looking with aluminum covers so they will look great for the life of the truck.


Standard Control Station - 6 Spool Capable

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The standard control station comes with 6 valve spools but only 5 spools are utilized and ready to work with control levers. These standard 5 controls operate (1) Bed Back/Forward (2) Bed Up/Down (3) Winch In/Out (4) Wheel Lift Out/In and (5) Wheel Lift Up/Down.  The sixth spool is only utilized and work ready when the bed is ordered with the optional AutoGrip self-loading wheel lift and operates the Open & Close of the wheel lift arms.



 

Options Control Station - 9 Spool Capable

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When ordering a car carrier knowing that a full function hydraulic side puller will be installed, the optional 9-spool valve is what is needed.  In addition to the standard 6 spool functions, the 9 spool control valve includes side puller functions for the Left Stabilizer Leg, Right Stabilizer Leg and the Winch In/out.

 

 

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Maintenance & Serviceability
With any working piece of equipment it is important to complete routine maintenance to minimize downtime and maximize profitability.  Miller engineers make it easy with all car carrier designs providing accessible grease points. Check out this video showing how to properly maintain your 10 Series Car Carrier Rollback.

 

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Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.
Zip’s AW Direct builds, sells and services custom tow trucks, car carriers and industrial service bodies from its modern 95,000-square-foot facility in New Hampton, IA. With more than 200 dedicated employees, our family-owned company also distributes towing parts and accessories, offers apparel printing services and provides in-house equipment financing.
Zip’s AW Direct is the largest distributor of tow trucks, repair parts, towing accessories and safety apparel in the country.   In addition to selling over 800 tow trucks a year, we offer the widest selection of products which exceeds 40,000 products from over 400 suppliers - and ship for FREE*!

Conventional 4-Car Carrier 

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Truck Chassis Recommendations

The 4-Car Carrier is designed to be installed on most class 7 cab chassis combinations.  The International MV, Freightliner M2, Kenworth T370, Peterbilt 337 and Hino XL7 are all popular truck makes and models for the application. When hauling four cars at one time, the rear single axle is overweight, in most states.  To avoid being overweight, Installing an air lift pusher axle is very common when purchasing a 4-Car Carrier. Installing them on full tandem rear axles is becoming more and more popular as well. Installing the pusher axle or buying a tandem axle truck, triggers the 12% federal excise tax on the chassis - the bed remains exempt.


Gross Vehicle Weight GVW

• Recommended GVWR of 33,000 lbs
• Minimum Front Axle Weight Rating (FAWR) of 12,000 lbs


Tire & Wheel Size

• 275/70R 22.5"


Frame Requirements

• Minimum Frame Height of 36"
• Maximum Frame Height of 42"


Cab to Axle (C.A.) & Frame RBM Requirements

Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 1,800,000 In-lbs.
• 28' - 202" C.A.

Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 2,100,000 In-lbs.
• 29' - 202" C.A.
• 30' - 218" C.A

 

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Bed Capacities & Dimensions

The bed capacity of the main deck of the 4-Car 20 Series carrier is 20,000 lbs. The deck of the above cab rack has a rating of 5,000 lbs.  These capacities allow for two full-sized vehicles to be easily hauled on the main deck any vehicle with a low enough profile to be loaded on the above cab deck - as long as the overall height is under 13ft 6 inches.


Standard Bed Capacity

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The bed capacity of the main deck of the 4-Car 20 Series carrier is 20,000 lbs. The deck of the above cab rack has a rating of 5,000 lbs.  These capacities allow for two full-sized vehicles to be easily hauled on the main deck any vehicle with a low enough profile to be loaded on the above cab deck - as long as the overall height is under 13ft 6 inches.


Standard Bed Lengths

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In order to fit two vehicles on the main deck, a minimum length of 28ft is required.  At that length, the overall length of the truck will be under 40ft - in most instances.  This 4-car model is also offered in 29 and 30ft lengths. The 30ft bed length will give you the most space to accommodate the longest of vehicles; however, keep in mind the overall truck length will exceed 40ft.  For 3-Car configurations, bed lengths of 24ft-27ft are also available.

 

• 24'
• 25'
• 26'
• 27'
• 28'
• 29'
• 30'


Standard Bed Widths

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102" Wide

The 20 Series 4-Car carrier comes standard with a bed width of 102” Wide.  This width will accept a dually pick-up without the need to remove the side rails. Also great for hauling larger or odd shaped cargo and equipment.

Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.

 

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Steel Bed Construction & Options
Steel Bed Construction & Options

The 16 Series Steel Bed Construction is a durable and popular selection for hauling vehicles and equipment. If you are frequently hauling heavy utility typ trucks, van body trucks, sea containers, construction equipment or heavy, concentrated loads then the steel option is right for you.  Check out the design and features that make the Steel 16 series what it is - along with endless upgrades to consider.


Standard Steel Bed Flooring

Standard Steel Floor

The standard steel floor is constructed of heavy duty diamond plate sheeting with a thickness of 3/16”. All 10 Series car carriers are built using one solid sheet of steel. The competition uses multiple sheets, welded together with seams. The majority of the steel carrier beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks in inventory has the standard diamond plate flooring.

 


 

Options Steel Bed Flooring

3/16" Smooth Floor

Smooth Floor

An optional smooth floor finish is available at no charge.

 

1/4" Diamond Plate Floor

Diamond Plate Floor

Increase the lifespan and durability of your car carrier by upgrading to the 1/4" thick diamond plate floor - a 33% increase over the standard 3/16" sheeting. Perfect when hauling heavier equipment or concentrated loads.

 

Apitong Wood Floor

Apitong Wood Floor

The wood floor is a great upgrade when hauling equipment with steel tracks. If you damage a board - simply replace it!

 



Standard Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

Formed Side Rails

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The knife tip approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All approach options include 5 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities

 



 

Options Side Rails

Select from three side rail upgrades that meet your needs or the look you are wanting.


Fixed Steel Tube Sides

Fixed Steel

This no charge optional side rail is a fixed steel tube side that is 2” wide and 6” tall. This rail is very durable but does not allow the flexibility of removing the rails to accommodate side loading with a fork lift or maximizing the complete width of the deck.

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up.

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodate a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Industrial Floor Level Sides

This side rail upgrade is designed with the equipment hauler in mind.  With this option comes chain locks (also known as key slots) every 24 inches along the top side of the rail which provides ample tie-down points to secure odd-shaped equipment or equipment with inconsistent anchor points.  With the floor level sides, loading pallets or equipment with a forklift from the sides is a cinch!

Sea Container Side Rail Packages

This specialized side rail upgrade is designed for the operator dedicated to hauling sea containers. This option has taller side rails with tapered ends to help center and guide the container up the bed.  The rails also have a smooth floor reinforcement to withstand the wear-and-tear of the container sliding on and off the bed. Also, the container package is offered with two different locking pin placements to hold the container in place. *Note: When ordering the container package, the floor key slot package does not come as standard.

• 4-Pin Container Package
This option comes with 2 locking pins towards the front of the deck and 2 at the rear deck, for a total of 4 locking pins.

• 6-Pin Container Package
This option comes with 2 locking pins towards the front, 2 in the middle and 2 at the rear of the deck, for a total of 6 locking pins.

• Fork Cut Outs
If a container side real package is ordered, an available option for for cut outs is available. This includes notches to be cut out of each side rail to makes accommodations for side loading containers or other equipment with a forklift.


Standard Chain Lock Packages

11 Chain Lock Package

11 Chain Lock Package - Deck Centered

The Steel 10 Series deck comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 6 additional chain locks. The key slot placement with this standard package is perfect for securing the majority of automotive vehicles on the road by using a 4 or 8 point tie down strap system.

 


 

Options Chain Lock Packages

 

15 Cain Lock Package - Deck Centered

15 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 10 additional chain locks.


17 Cain Lock Package

17 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 5 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Industrial Dual Row

17 Chain Lock Package

This dual row chain lock upgrade is great for the operator that hauls equipment with variable sizes and dimensions.  These extra rows down the middle of the deck offers endless tie-down anchor points which gives you the flexibility on the placement of the equipment.  This upgrade is offered with two options to select from:

• 2' on Center

• 4' on Center



Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Locks

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!


 

Options Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

This upgrade offers a Flat bar that is welded to the underside of the bed providing an attachment point for tie-down straps with paddle or wire hooks. This option is a must if you plan on hauling cargo.
*NOTE: All of Zip’s stock steel beds on inventory will have this upgraded option.

Chain Baskets

Chain Baskets

This is a great upgrade to consider when ordering a bed with key slots/chain lock tie-down anchors. These baskets eliminate the chance of access chain falling below the bed which could get caught and cause damage. The key slots come prepared for the baskets so they can be installed at any time after the bed is made. 
*NOTE: The baskets are not designed to be installed on the key slots located on the approach plate.


Standard Front Chain Trays

Front Chain Trays
The front chain trays offer ample space for your safety chain storage. The recessed design allows for not only the chain storage but provides room for safety cone storage. Drainage holes are included which makes keeping your chains a tray easy.
The safety chains are standard on the 10 Series Carrier and come with a hardware cluster on one end and is secured with a nut and bolt. A weld-on chain hook is also included for length adjustment and securement purposes.


Standard Paint

Miller Standard

Miller Standard

The steel 10 Series Car Carriers are painted black as standard by Miller Industries. All steel decks are media blasted and finished with a gloss top-coat.

 



 

Options Paint

If you're wanting to stand out from the rest by utilizing your company colors, we have options for your consideration!

Miller Options

Miller Options

There are additional colors available as an optional upgrade from Miller Industries.

Zip’s AW Direct

Zips AW Direct Custom

Zip’s AW Direct offers custom colors with an in-house premium paint upgrade. For a better quality paint process, backed by a 3-year paint warranty, select your custom color and have your carrier deck painted by the best at Zip’s! 


 

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Aluminum Bed Construction & Options

All Miller 4-Car Carrier main decks and above the cab deck come standard with aluminum construction.  Minimizing the overall weight of the truck is key when wanting to safely and legally haul four cars at one time - so Aluminum is the ticket!  The deck above the cab is also aluminum with a length of 14ft. Steel constructed decks are available upon request.

 


Standard Aluminum Bed Flooring

Standard Aluminum Floor

Standard Aluminum Floor

The standard aluminum floor is constructed of extruded aluminum panels with ribbed flooring. Zip’s carries a significant amount of aluminum beds on inventory. 

 

 

Options Under Body

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Under Body Tie-Down Bar

Like on the steel bed, an optional flat tie down bar is welded to the underside of the bed.  This allows for an attachment point when hauling equipment or cargo. Alternatively, you can simply order a cargo strap kit that is designed to fit in-between the aluminium cross members.


Standard Cross Members

Cross Members

With almost twice as many crossmembers than the steel deck you can be confident in the durability of the aluminum construction and the aluminum deck still weighs significantly less than steel!


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All aluminum bed approach options include 4 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt and protects the bed from damage.


Standard Side Rails

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

The standard bed side rail on the aluminum bed is the Bi-Hollow Raised side rail. Each brand style rail has it’s own look; however, the structural design is the same. The standard aluminum side rail has a polished finish with ample surface area to post your company logo, web address or phone number. It also easily accommodates the drilling of holes for installation of larger flush mounted marker lights - without the cross-members getting in the way.

 


 

Options Side Rails


Solid Raised Side Rails

Solid Raised Side Rails

This no charge option gives your truck the sleek polished look.

Floor Level Side Rails with Stake Pockets

Floor Level Side Rails

This side rail upgrade includes punched stake pockets that is designed to  accommodate all the upgraded side rail options if you decide to add them at a later time. Also, with the absence of the raised rail, loading cargo or wrecked vehicles from the side of the bed with a forklift is a cinch!

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel tube side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up.


Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Standard Chain Lock Packages

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12 Chain Lock Package - 4-Car

The Aluminum 20 Series deck of the Conventional 4-Car Carrier comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 8 additional chain locks. The additional key slots are located in the center of the deck and towards the front to easily accommodate the securement of two vehicles.

 


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4+2 Chain Lock Package - Above Cab Rack

The deck on the above the cab rack offers 4 key slots on the bed approach along with two chain hooks at the front for securement.

 



 

 

Options Chain Lock Packages

16 Chain Lock Package

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For those that want to use an 8-point tie down system when securing two vehicles, this upgrade places 4 additional key slots


Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Lock Package

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!

 

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Wheel Lift Design & Options

When it comes to Wheel Lifts on a car carrier - we have you covered! Select the right wheel lift style and options that meet your needs in two easy steps.

1. Select the wheel lift design for your towing or hauling application.

2. If applicable, select the wheel retainers that meet the needs and functionality your operators desire


Standard Wheel Lift Design

All available wheel lift designs are engineered to be the best. Speed, ease of vehicle securement, and application are factors that many operators look at when selecting the wheel lift that is right for them. Ultimately, choosing the right wheel lift design configuration comes down to user preference.

 

Conventional Wheel Lift

Conventional Wheel Lift
The standard wheel lift has an independent design with full hydraulic functions including raise, lower, extend and retract.
Wheel Lift Stinger
• Fabricated Extension Tube for Added Strength
• 60" of Travel
• 10" Longer Reach than the competition
• Compact Retraction to the Tailboard
Wheel Lift Crossbar
• 3.5" x 3.5" Tube Dimension
• Large Thrust Area
• Thick Pivot Plates with Large Surface Area
• Built-in Universal Ball Hitch Receiver.
Wheel Lift Capacities
• 3,000 lb. Capacity at Full Extension
• 7,500 lb. Tow Rating


 

Options Wheel Lift Design

Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer

Combination Wheel Lift

If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.
This upgraded option offers the same features and benefits as the standard conventional wheel lift but includes the addition of a Dock Stabilizer. This allows for a more stable, larger platform when raising the bed to a dock height level.
If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.


AutoGrip II Wheel Lift

Autogrip II Wheel Lift

Save time and make it easy with this fully hydraulic self-loading wheel lift system - no manual -arms needed! The hydraulic claws collapse 180°which provides a number of benefits:
Brings the overhang tighter to the tailboard so the l-arms are not sticking out behind the truck when unused.
Accomodates smaller wheels, flat tires or even missing wheels to maintain the proper tension on the vehicle against the crossbar. *Note: to accommodate larger wheels and tires simply remove the spacers on the crossbar.
Allows the opportunity to use as a towbar when necessary.


Hydraulic Stabilizer

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

If you are strictly hauling equipment or cargo then the hydraulic stabilizer option is the upgrade for you.  This is perfect when loading or unloading at the loading dock to get you to just the right approach height. Also great to stabilize the truck when loading heavy cargo or equipment from the sides.  This option does come standard with a reese type receiver to tow a trailer.


Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Utilizing the same stinger as the conventional wheel lift, this option is great for the unconventional towing operator that hauls trailers, generators, etc. 
• The hydraulic up/down and in/out of the stinger allows for easier trailer hook-up when on uneven terrain or on trailers with variable tongue heights or lengths.

Fixed Position Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

Fixed Positions Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

This available option is perfect for the equipment hauler that is looking to haul a trailer - you save money too! 
• The fixed tailboard offers a universal Reese Receiver that can accommodate a variety of trailer attachments.


Wheel Lift Ready

Wheel Lift Ready

If you’re looking to tow just one vehicle at a time, than this is a more economical option for you. 
• With this option, the bed is prepared for a wheel lift with the hydraulics plumbed and controls equipped - assuming a wheel lift will be added at a later date.
• Great when looking to trade it back in or sell to a third party.
• This option excludes all wheel-lift related items including: outer tube, lift cylinders, extend cylinder, counterbalance valve for lift, mounting pins, crossbar, wheel grids, l-arms, l-arm storage brackets and tie-down straps.


Standard Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

We understand that every operator has their own way of loading a car on a wheel lift - which is why we offer a selection of 4 wheel lift hook-up styles. Selecting these wheel lift retainers (also known as slide trays or wheel grids) is only a relevant option when using the Conventional Wheel Lift or the Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer.

Slide in Steel Tube L Arm

Slide in Steel Tube L-Arms

• Available Upgrade: Extended Slide In Steel Tube L-Arms

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement

• The majority of the beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks has the standard slide in steel tube l-arms; however, they can easily be swapped upon request with your order.


 

Options Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

"Century" Style 3-Way Pivot L-Arms

Century Style 3 Way Pivot L Arms

• Lightweight Aluminum L-arm Construction

• Includes 3 positions for L-arm placement to get maximum contact with the tire - great for broken tie-rods.

• Basket Strap Securement with 2 attachments points for small and larger tires.



"Vulcan" Style Scoops

Vulcan Style Scoops

• Save hook-up time with the only “strapless” wheel lift system in the industry.

• Easy to load with swing-in operation to get the scoop behind the tire. A lock pin keeps the arm in place.

• The scoop has several holes for better traction to the tire and includes an outside lip to help hold the tire in place.

• A front retainer pin is designed to place ahead of the tire for additional securement and includes an ergonomically friendly handle.


"Chevron" Style Steel Tube Drop-in L-Arms

Chevron Style Steel Tubes Drop in L Arms

• Includes an aluminum wheel pan that allows for more contact surface to the tire when towing the vehicle. If you have clearance issues simply remove the wheel pan and use the original l-arm tube.

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement



Anti-Theft L-Arm Storage

Anti Theft L Arm Storage


The Anti-theft L-arm Storage is available when selecting any of the four wheel retainer options. This feature prevents the removal of the L-arm until the wheel lift is lowered - which can only be done when the truck is operational. The storage brackets are conveniently located for quick and ergonomically friendly access.

 

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Winch Design Options

Winches get the job done. They do the heavy pulling and get disabled vehicles and equipment up on a flatbed in no time. Our car carriers come standard with the 8,000-lb. Ramsey “Sierra Planetary” winch, but other models and upgrades are available, including traditional worm-driven units and side-winders. Choose what’s best for your application.


Standard (3) 8,000 lbs. Ramsey "Worm Gear"

8000 lb Ramsey Sierra Planetary
The Conventional 4-Car Carrier comes standard with three winches - (2) on the main deck and (1) on the upper deck.  The two on the main deck are installed in line for easy winching two vehicles on and off the deck.
• Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a ⅜” x 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.


 

Options Winch Options

2nd Winch Delete

For those that want to save a little money and only operate one winch on the main deck, you can elect to eliminate one winch.


 

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Control Stations

Available in two configurations, the control stations for all Miller car carriers come with color-coded control handles that are designed longer for easy access and operation.  The stations have a compartment light for bright illumination and have easy to read control function labels on a stainless steel backing. The control stations are also sleek looking with aluminum covers so they will look great for the life of the truck.


Standard Control Station - 9 Spool Capable

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When ordering a 4-Car Carrier, a 9-spool hydraulic control valve is included, as standard.  The controls operate (1) the main deck IN/OUT (2) the main deck UP/DOWN, (3) the top deck UP/DOWN, (4) winch 1 of the main deck IN/OUT, (5) winch 2 of the main deck IN/OUT, (6) the top deck winch IN/OUT, (7) the wheel lift UP/DOWN, and (8) the wheel lift IN/OUT. *NOTE: The ninth spool is utilized only when ordering the body with the AutoGrip self-loading wheel lift upgrade.



 

Options Control Station - 6 Spool Capable

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When ordering a car carrier knowing that a full function hydraulic side puller will be installed, the optional 9-spool valve is what is needed.  In addition to the standard 6 spool functions, the 9 spool control valve includes side puller functions for the Left Stabilizer Leg, Right Stabilizer Leg and the Winch In/out.

 

 

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Maintenance & Serviceability
With any working piece of equipment it is important to complete routine maintenance to minimize downtime and maximize profitability.  Miller engineers make it easy with all car carrier designs providing accessible grease points. Check out this video showing how to properly maintain your 10 Series Car Carrier Rollback.

 

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Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.
Zip’s AW Direct builds, sells and services custom tow trucks, car carriers and industrial service bodies from its modern 95,000-square-foot facility in New Hampton, IA. With more than 200 dedicated employees, our family-owned company also distributes towing parts and accessories, offers apparel printing services and provides in-house equipment financing.
Zip’s AW Direct is the largest distributor of tow trucks, repair parts, towing accessories and safety apparel in the country.   In addition to selling over 800 tow trucks a year, we offer the widest selection of products which exceeds 40,000 products from over 400 suppliers - and ship for FREE*!

Multi-Deck LCG 4-Car Carrier 

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Truck Chassis Recommendations

The 4-Car Carrier is designed to be installed on most class 7 cab chassis combinations.  The International MV, Freightliner M2, Kenworth T370, Peterbilt 337 and Hino XL7 are all popular truck makes and models for the application. When hauling four cars at one time, the rear single axle is overweight, in most states.  To avoid being overweight, Installing an air lift pusher axle is very common when purchasing a 4-Car Carrier.  Installing them on full tandem rear axles is becoming more and more popular as well. Installing the pusher axle or buying a tandem axle truck triggers the 12% federal excise tax on the chassis - the bed remains exempt from FET.


Gross Vehicle Weight GVW

• Minimum GVWR 33,000 lbs
• Minimum Front Axle Weight Rating (FAWR) of 12,000 lb


Tire & Wheel Size

• 275/70R 22.5"

*NOTE: Aluminum wheels are required to maintain minimum spacing of 49” between the inside rear tires.


Frame Requirements

• Minimum Frame Height of 36"
• Maximum Frame Height of 38"
• Minimum After Frame of 36"

*After Frame is defined as the length Behind the Center of the Rear Axle


Cab to Axle (C.A.) & Frame RBM Requirements

Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 1,200,000 In-lbs.
• 24' - 166" C.A.

Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 1,600,000 In-lbs.
• 25' - 170" C.A.
• 26' - 182" C.A.

Minimum Frame RBM (Each Rail) - 2,060,000 In-lbs.
• 30' - 224" C.A./ 206"C.B.

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Bed Capacities & Dimensions

The bed capacity of the main deck of the Multi-Deck LCG 16 Series carrier is 16,000 lbs. The deck of the above cab rack has a rating of 5,000 lbs.  These capacities allow for two full-sized vehicles to be easily hauled on the main deck any vehicle with a low enough profile to be loaded on the auxiliary deck - as long as the overall height is under 13ft 6 inches.


Standard Bed Capacity

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The bed capacity of the main deck of the Multi-Deck LCG 16 Series carrier is 16,000 lbs. The deck of the above cab rack has a rating of 5,000 lbs.  These capacities allow for two full-sized vehicles to be easily hauled on the main deck any vehicle with a low enough profile to be loaded on the auxiliary deck - as long as the overall height is under 13ft 6 inches.

 


Standard Bed Lengths

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In order to fit two vehicles on the main deck, a length of 30ft is most popular.  At this length, the overall truck length still remains under 40ft, in most applications. For 3-Car configurations, bed lengths of 24ft-26ft are also available. The auxiliary deck has a length of 15.5ft.

 

• 24'
• 25'
• 26'
• 30'


Standard Bed Widths

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102" Wide

The 16 Series LCG 4-Car carrier comes standard with a bed width of 102” Wide.  This width will accept a dually pick-up without the need to remove the side rails. Also great for hauling larger or odd shaped cargo and equipment.

Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.

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Aluminum Bed Construction & Options

All Miller Multi-Deck 4-Car Carrier main decks and auxiliary decks come standard with aluminum construction.  Minimizing the overall weight of the truck is key when wanting to safely and legally haul four cars at one time - so Aluminum is the ticket! Steel constructed decks are available upon request.


Standard Aluminum Bed Flooring

Standard Aluminum Floor

Standard Aluminum Floor

The standard aluminum floor is constructed of extruded aluminum panels with ribbed flooring. Zip’s carries a significant amount of aluminum beds on inventory. 

 


Standard Cross Members

Cross Members
As standard, the 16 Series Aluminum deck has a cross member spacing of 4” on center.  With almost twice as many crossmembers than the steel deck you can be confident in the durability of the aluminum construction and the aluminum deck still weighs significantly less than steel!


Standard Bed Approach

Standard Approach Plate

Standard Approach Plate

The standard approach plate has a fixed approach and is level with the main deck. The approach design allows for a clean approach and low load angle. All aluminum bed approach options include 4 key slots providing versatile tie-down possibilities.

 


 

Options Bed Approach

Roller Tip

Roller Tip

This option is fabricated into the standard approach plate and acts as a guide to minimize the scraping of the tail of the bed along the concrete or asphalt and protects the bed from damage.


Standard Chain Lock Packages

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12 Chain Lock Package - 4-Car

The Aluminum 16 Series deck of the Multi-Deck 4-Car Carrier comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 8 additional chain locks. The additional key slots are located in the center of the deck and towards the front to easily accommodate the securement of two vehicles.


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4+2 Chain Lock Package - Auxiliary Rack

The auxiliary deck on the offers 4 key slots on the bed approach along with two chain hooks at the front for securement.


 

 

Options Chain Lock Packages


16 Chain Lock Package

16 Chain Lock Package

This option comes with the standard 4 chain locks on the approach plate plus 12 additional chain locks.


Custom Chain Locks

Custom Chain Lock Package

When the available chain lock packages aren’t what you're looking for, custom chain lock placement is available. If you have a custom piece of equipment you are frequently hauling and need an anchor point(s) just in the right spot, simply let us know the exact location they are needed and we can make it happen!


Standard Side Rails

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

Bi-Hollow Raised Side Rail

The standard bed side rail on the aluminum bed is the Bi-Hollow Raised side rail. Each brand style rail has it’s own look; however, the structural design is the same. The standard aluminum side rail has a polished finish with ample surface area to post your company logo, web address or phone number. It also easily accommodates the drilling of holes for installation of larger flush mounted marker lights - without the cross-members getting in the way.

 


 

Options Side Rails


Solid Raised Side Rails

Solid Raised Side Rails

This no charge option gives your truck the sleek polished look.

Floor Level Side Rails with Stake Pockets

Floor Level Side Rails

This side rail upgrade includes punched stake pockets that is designed to  accommodate all the upgraded side rail options if you decide to add them at a later time. Also, with the absence of the raised rail, loading cargo or wrecked vehicles from the side of the bed with a forklift is a cinch!

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

Removable Steel Tube Side Rails

This steel tube side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up.


Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

Removable Aluminum Blade Rails

This aluminum side rail upgrade comes in a 3-piece set which is designed to be removed. This allows for the flexibility to load cargo from the side with a forklift or accommodates a wider dually pick-up. This sleek looking rail maximizes the space between the rails due to it’s thin design. Don’t let the thin design scare you - it’s very strong!


Under Body

Under Body Tie Down Bar

Under Body Tie-Down Bar

Like on the steel bed, an optional flat tie down bar is welded to the underside of the bed. This allows for an attachment point when hauling equipment or cargo. 

Cargo Strap Kit

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Alternatively, you can simply order a cargo strap kit that is designed to fit in-between the aluminium cross members.

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Wheel Lift Design & Options

When it comes to Wheel Lifts on a car carrier - we have you covered! Select the right wheel lift style and options that meet your needs in two easy steps.

1. Select the wheel lift design for your towing or hauling application.

2. If applicable, select the wheel retainers that meet the needs and functionality your operators desire


Standard Wheel Lift Design

All our wheel lifts are engineered to be the best. Speed and ease of vehicle securement are factors that many towing operators look at when selecting the wheel lift that is right for them. Ultimately, choosing the right wheel lift design configuration comes down to user preference.

Conventional Wheel Lift

 

Conventional Wheel Lift
The standard wheel lift has an independent design with full hydraulic functions including raise, lower, extend and retract.
Wheel Lift Stinger
• Fabricated Extension Tube for Added Strength
• 60" of Travel
• 10" Longer Reach than the competition
• Compact Retraction to the Tailboard
Wheel Lift Crossbar
• 3.5" x 3.5" Tube Dimension
• Large Thrust Area
• Thick Pivot Plates with Large Surface Area
• Built-in Universal Ball Hitch Receiver.
Wheel Lift Capacities
• 4,000 lb. Capacity at Full Extension
• 10,500 lb. Tow Rating

 


 

Options Wheel Lift Design

Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer

Combination Wheel Lift

If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.
This upgraded option offers the same features and benefits as the standard conventional wheel lift but includes the addition of a Dock Stabilizer. This allows for a more stable, larger platform when raising the bed to a dock height level.
If you often use your car carrier for recovery, the Dock Stabilizer feature can act as an anchor and can accommodate an optional anchor spade.


AutoGrip II Wheel Lift

Autogrip II Wheel Lift

Save time and make it easy with this fully hydraulic self-loading wheel lift system - no manual -arms needed! The hydraulic claws collapse 180°which provides a number of benefits:
Brings the overhang tighter to the tailboard so the l-arms are not sticking out behind the truck when unused.
Accomodates smaller wheels, flat tires or even missing wheels to maintain the proper tension on the vehicle against the crossbar. *Note: to accommodate larger wheels and tires simply remove the spacers on the crossbar.
Allows the opportunity to use as a towbar when necessary.


Hydraulic Stabilizer

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

If you are strictly hauling equipment or cargo then the hydraulic stabilizer option is the upgrade for you.  This is perfect when loading or unloading at the loading dock to get you to just the right approach height. Also great to stabilize the truck when loading heavy cargo or equipment from the sides.  This option does come standard with a reese type receiver to tow a trailer.


Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Hydraulic Stabilizer with Extendable Pintle Hook

Utilizing the same stinger as the conventional wheel lift, this option is great for the unconventional towing operator that hauls trailers, generators, etc. 
• The hydraulic up/down and in/out of the stinger allows for easier trailer hook-up when on uneven terrain or on trailers with variable tongue heights or lengths.


Wheel Lift Ready

Wheel Lift Ready

If you’re looking to tow just one vehicle at a time, than this is a more economical option for you. 
• With this option, the bed is prepared for a wheel lift with the hydraulics plumbed and controls equipped - assuming a wheel lift will be added at a later date.
• Great when looking to trade it back in or sell to a third party.
• This option excludes all wheel-lift related items including: outer tube, lift cylinders, extend cylinder, counterbalance valve for lift, mounting pins, crossbar, wheel grids, l-arms, l-arm storage brackets and tie-down straps.

Fixed Position Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

Fixed Positions Stabilizer with Reese Receiver

This available option is perfect for the equipment hauler that is looking to haul a trailer - you save money too! 
• The fixed tailboard offers a universal Reese Receiver that can accommodate a variety of trailer attachments.


Standard Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

We understand that every operator has their own way of loading a car on a wheel lift - which is why we offer a selection of 4 wheel lift hook-up styles. Selecting these wheel lift retainers (also known as slide trays or wheel grids) is only a relevant option when using the Conventional Wheel Lift or the Combination Wheel Lift | Dock Stabilizer.

Slide in Steel Tube L Arm

Slide in Steel Tube L-Arms

• Available Upgrade: Extended Slide In Steel Tube L-Arms

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement

• The majority of the beds Zip’s AW Direct stocks has the standard slide in steel tube l-arms; however, they can easily be swapped upon request with your order.


 

Options Wheel Lift Retainer Systems

"Century" Style 3-Way Pivot L-Arms

Century Style 3 Way Pivot L Arms

• Lightweight Aluminum L-arm Construction

• Includes 3 positions for L-arm placement to get maximum contact with the tire - great for broken tie-rods.

• Basket Strap Securement with 2 attachments points for small and larger tires.



"Vulcan" Style Scoops

Vulcan Style Scoops

• Save hook-up time with the only “strapless” wheel lift system in the industry.

• Easy to load with swing-in operation to get the scoop behind the tire. A lock pin keeps the arm in place.

• The scoop has several holes for better traction to the tire and includes an outside lip to help hold the tire in place.

• A front retainer pin is designed to place ahead of the tire for additional securement and includes an ergonomically friendly handle.


"Chevron" Style Steel Tube Drop-in L-Arms

Chevron Style Steel Tubes Drop in L Arms

• Includes an aluminum wheel pan that allows for more contact surface to the tire when towing the vehicle. If you have clearance issues simply remove the wheel pan and use the original l-arm tube.

• Lasso Style Strap & Ratchet Securement



Anti-Theft L-Arm Storage

Anti Theft L Arm Storage


The Anti-theft L-arm Storage is available when selecting any of the four wheel retainer options. This feature prevents the removal of the L-arm until the wheel lift is lowered - which can only be done when the truck is operational. The storage brackets are conveniently located for quick and ergonomically friendly access.

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Winch Design & Options

The Multi-Deck 4-Car Carrier comes standard with two winches on the main deck. The winches installed in-line for easy winching two vehicles on and off the deck.


Standard 8,000 lbs. Ramsey "Worm Gear"

8000 lb Ramsey Sierra Planetary
Comes with a standard ⅜” x 50ft steel winch line with a standard swivel hook. It is very common on this winch to upgrade to a 75ft wire rope or synthetic winch line. It is not recommended to put 100ft on this drum.


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Control Stations

Available in two configurations, the control stations for all Miller car carriers come with color-coded control handles that are designed longer for easy access and operation.  The stations have a compartment light for bright illumination and have easy to read control function labels on a stainless steel backing. The control stations are also sleek looking with aluminum covers so they will look great for the life of the truck.


Standard Control Station - 9 Spool Capable

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When ordering a 4-Car Carrier, a 9-spool hydraulic control valve is included, as standard.  The controls operate (1) the main deck IN/OUT (2) the main deck UP/DOWN, (3) the top deck UP/DOWN, (4) winch 1 of the main deck IN/OUT, (5) winch 2 of the main deck IN/OUT, (6) the top deck winch IN/OUT, (7) the wheel lift UP/DOWN, and (8) the wheel lift IN/OUT. 

*NOTE: The ninth spool is utilized only when ordering the body with the AutoGrip self-loading wheel lift upgrade.



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Maintenance & Serviceability
With any working piece of equipment it is important to complete routine maintenance to minimize downtime and maximize profitability.  Miller engineers make it easy with all car carrier designs providing accessible grease points. Check out this video showing how to properly maintain your 10 Series Car Carrier Rollback.

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Important: All ratings are based on structural factors only, not vehicle capacities or capabilities. Specifications shown are approximations and may vary depending on chassis selected. Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. reserves the right to change or modify product and/or specifications without notice or obligation. Some equipment shown is optional.
Zip’s AW Direct builds, sells and services custom tow trucks, car carriers and industrial service bodies from its modern 95,000-square-foot facility in New Hampton, IA. With more than 200 dedicated employees, our family-owned company also distributes towing parts and accessories, offers apparel printing services and provides in-house equipment financing.
Zip’s AW Direct is the largest distributor of tow trucks, repair parts, towing accessories and safety apparel in the country.   In addition to selling over 800 tow trucks a year, we offer the widest selection of products which exceeds 40,000 products from over 400 suppliers - and ship for FREE*!