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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingSeptember 13 - September 19, 2017

A Monster of a Tow Truck

Monster Truck 7-29-13 154 90a50By George L. Nitti

I'm sure it's not uncommon to find a tower who has a passion for trucks, who enjoys driving for the sake of driving, racing for the thrill, and even spending hours getting their hands dirty building that special truck of their own.

It seems to come with the territory.

Some towers, if they aren't rescuing the cars and trucks of others during their day or (night) job, may even flirt with being a kind of daredevil themselves, such as the type you might find at a racetrack entertaining large crowds waiting for the next big moment to take their breath away.

Seth Fisher of Fisher Towing in Monroe, Wash., admits that he is one happy fellow in his uniquely crafted monster truck used to entertain such crowds.

"I'm looking to do it full-time," he said. "I'd like to pare down my tow truck business to pursue this."

At Evergreen Speedway, also located in Monroe, Fisher has opportunities to drive his modified, lifted, transformed mid-'90s Chevy. Like other monster trucks, it is built to do jumps, stunts and wheelies.

What makes Fisher's truck particularly unique, even if it is just for show, is the wrecker body, where you will find a tow boom, lightbar and tow chains, distinguishing it from all of the other outrageous and colorful monster trucks on the circuit.

The graphics on the truck read "Tow Monster," written in bright yellow against a backdrop of orange flames.

Fisher is willing and able to go as far as it takes him, regardless of high fuel expenses to transport it far and wide or the cautionary nature of the sport.

"You can't just put the pedal to the metal," he said. "These cars are easily breakable. You have to land on all four wheels 'cause it's easy to break stuff."

Good thing it's a tow truck ... to help pick up the pieces.

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Should your truck be featured here? Send a few pics and your contact information to the editor at bdooley@towman.com. You might even be selected to go in print, too, in American Towman magazine!
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Tribute of the Highest Order

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For those in the towing industry, loyalties run deep to all first responders, including our servicemen and women, EMTs, firefighters and police.

According to Steve Fusaro, owner of K&S Towing and Recovery of Havertown, Pennsylvania, his vision was to create a tribute truck with their 2016 Peterbilt 567/Jerr-Dan JFB 50-ton body.

"I was a paid paramedic and volunteer fireman," Fusaro said, "and have family members who serve or have served in the military. I don't feel that law enforcement always gets the respect they deserve."

Fusaro shared his ideas with Killer Kreations of Philadelphia who then sketched out a design.

"I told Fred, the designer, what I wanted and he sketched it out. He did the work in two parts, first on the front and then on the back. It took two months to complete the project," Fusaro said.

The result was an original, eye-catching work of art that gives tribute of the highest order to all those who serve and protect.

The entire unit is a feast for the eyes. "Everybody blows their horns at it," Fusaro said.

On one side of the unit there is a police car, firetruck, ambulance and an emergency medical helicopter, all artistically depicted in front of a NYC landscape that includes the Twin Towers.

"A few weeks ago, a medical helicopter went down and crashed in the Delaware, killing the pilot. We had his name, Michael Murphy, put on the side door. Also we have a couple of yellow ribbons on the back that give tribute to our troops and 9/11."

On the other side of the unit is a tribute to our military, with two infantrymen representing the Navy and Army in combat. Both men are related to Fusaro, who had their names included in the design. Military helicopters, planes and boats are also shown in this tribute.

The most stunning image of all is on the hood, where a bald eagle sits atop the American flag, bringing this patriotic design together with other stars and stripes throughout.

Protecting and serving our country never looked so good.

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Should your truck be featured here? Send a few pics and your contact information to the editor at bdooley@towman.com. You might even be selected to go in print, too, in American Towman magazine!
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