Note: This feature is in the March TT&C 2019 issue.
Jerry Aber commissioned Jack Beursken to craft this tow truck from wood. The replica depicts the first truck purchased by Jerry Aber’s father when he started the towing business. The original truck was a 1948 Chevrolet one-ton that was converted for towing purposes.
This 1/50 scale, die-cast Volvo truck is a product of DCP. The Landoll trailer was built by M.P. & Sons Toy Trucking. The load is a pair of Chevy pickup trucks converted as tow trucks by Jerry Aber. Note the Aber company identification on the cab door.
These highly crafted wood tow trucks are replicas of those used in Aber’s Towing & Crane Service.
Jerry Aber is partial to this 1/50 scale, die-cast Volvo tow truck. Note the Aber name inscribed on the boom to duplicate the one used in the business.
This alcove in Jerry Aber’s display room has been dedicated to cranes. Note the many equipment brands and scale sizes represented.
This special 1945 Federal wrecker was superbly crafted by Jack Beursken. This truck is a replica of one utilized by the Aber family business. The original truck was powered by a Hercules diesel engine with a five-speed transmission. The workhorse had a 28-foot boom outfitted with a 50,000-pound drag winch.
Jerry Aber with a section of his extensive tow truck collection.
The metal cutout in this photo emulates the 1948 Chevrolet truck that was converted into a tow truck for the Aber company’s first business venture.
This 1/50 scale, die-cast Volvo truck inscribed with the Aber business name has a rollback bed. Jerry Aber customized the 1956 Ford truck by installing the boom and hook.
This nicely designed, 1/50 scale diorama was created by Jim McCormick. The heavy-duty tow truck assisting the rollover tractor-trailer is a Kenworth.
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