Lil Hercules

Lil Hercules™ Wheel Lift

The Strongest Light-duty Wheel Lift on The Planet!

Lil’ Hercules comes as either standard L arm-wheel grid, or the self-loading Herc-O-Matic. Our Herc-O-Matic is the self-loading version of the Lil Hercules Wheel Lift. It features a 6-function control system, and automatic jaws for quick vehicle grab-and-go recovery.

What Comes Standard With A Lil Hercules

  • ***LIFETIME WARRANTY ON ALL PINS & BUSHINGS *** (with proper maintenance)
    LIFETIME WARRANTY ON ALL PINS & BUSHINGS*** (with proper maintenance)
    Frame Reinforcement Steel (Still needs to be fabricated)
  • DOT Approved Safety Chain Attachment Points
    12′ Safety Chains w/ Heavy duty Slip Hooks
  • LED Rear Lower Work Lights
  • Tow Lights & Plug
  • Self Centering Head
  • 20′ Control Cord
  • 300 amp Fuse & Fuse Holder (with a spare)
  • 200 amp Circuit Breakers (2)
  • Ratchets & Straps
  • Written Instructions
  • 20′ Red & Blk Gauge #4 Power Wire
  • The Strongest Tubes on the market. Our Tubes have extensive reinforcement. Our
  • Tubes do not have slop when fully extended.
  • Bronze Oil-Lite Bushings at all critical Pivot Points. Just like a large Wrecker would have.
  • We use Bronze Bushings that has Oil impregnated into them. They sweat oil. They will take a tremendous amount of abuse before they are a problem and need to be replaced. If you grease them, they will last forever. If you do not. We will not warranty them.
  • Our Units are built Heavy Duty every step of the way. No one builds a better lift.
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Pins & Bushings.
  • Lifting Capacity 5000lbs
  • Towing Capacity 10,000lbs
  • Clutch Pump capable. We offer a Valve Unit that will work with a Clutch Pump
  • Wireless Remote Optional
  • SAND BLASTED & POWDER COATED BLK

Wired ControlThe Lil Hercules™ has a 4 & 6 function controls,  comes standard with a 15’ corded controller.

I’ve had em’ all Dynamic, Century…(the Lil Hercules) is the best unit I’ve ever had. There’s no repairs, I’ve never had any issues.

Atlantic ServicesOhio - Atlantic Services

I have owned every single different unit that is available. Hands down my Lil Hercules will outperform them all. I have 4 units now purchased over the last 5 and plan on buying more without a doubt. Any problem I had Mike and the whole DWS team got me taking care immediately.

United Recovery, Adam HarrisUT, USA

What you say it is, that’s what it is. I see the other guys out in the middle of the night with their other systems, and they are always working on them man. I’m on the road 7 days a week.

Atlantic ServicesOhio - Atlantic Services

Best investment I ever made. Detroit wrecker is a company the you can count on it. before you spend any money with them and after you do. michael take the time to see what do you need not what he need to sell you. he explains everything and reccomend you best option. installation is the best professional well done. his employees are the best any doubts they will explain. after installation if you have any questions they always there. office personal very professional.

Thank you to all you guys.

Julio E HernandezFL, USA

I bought my 1st LH from DWS in 2014. Since then I put over 800K on the truck (2011 F350 Lariat, Crew Cab Short Bed, DEF Delete Bullet Proofed) and the unit is still on the road to this day 12/19/2019 making $$$. I now have 3 units and could not be happier. I am not working on my equipment like I did prior to owning a DWS unit, it’s working for me!

2 years after I bought my 1st LH I was able to purchase the company I worked for (Dixon Recovery) I firmly believe that I could not have done that w/o my LH.

Another factor is DWS goes above and beyond. For example, I purchased a new F350 Platinum in 2019 and sent it to DWS. They graciously took my truck the the window tint shop and rim shop for me. Not sure if other companies would go that extra mile for their customers

Shawn BiggsTN, USA

We are so confident that you will agree that we will guarantee your satisfaction. If you are going to install it. We ship it out in a wooden crate. Comes with everything needed to install: Tow Light Plug, Work Lights, Wired Tow Lights, Ratchets, Straps, Safety Chains, Power Wire and the controller is pre-wired to the pump for easy installation.

We like to say that…
“There are 2 types of frames out in the world. Ones that break and ones that are reinforced. Which one would you like?” Once we do our #DWFrameReinforcement it’s guaranteed for life by DWS.

REAR SUSPENSION

After installation comes Rear Suspension. Custom leaf springs & helper springs,
The spring shop does not just add leaf springs. They add custom helper springs as well. Plus they relocate the helper pad to come in contact w/ the helper spring sooner.
If your truck is a 3/4 ton they typically don’t come with helper springs or top overload pads.
They are a must. We provide them when we install. You will void the warranty if you operate the truck with no helper springs & pads.

If your truck is a 1 ton more than likely it does come with helper springs and helper pads, but we are going to add custom helper springs and relocate the helper pads.
The spring shop has specific instructions from us to have our pivot pin a certain height. For the unit to perform properly.

VERY IMPORTANT DETAILS PLEASE READ…

*Truck must have a 10,000lb GVWR or we can’t install it.
*No Dodge 2500 w/ Rear Coil Suspension. We can not install any kind of unit on this truck.
*No rear Gas tanks. The Lil Herc needs that real estate. Some clients are forced to purchase a Mid Ship Tank and remove the Rear Tank and relocate it.

INSTALLATION by Detroit Wrecker

Frame reinforcement is mandatory The Frame Reinforcement is key to having worry free operation. Detroit Wrecker can reinforce your frame for a Lil Hercules, installation includes everything needed for you to Tow home.

  • Tool Box for the Hydraulics
  • Work lights on the unit for night work.
  • Tow Light Plug
  • Standard Wired Tow Lights
  • TowMate Wireless Tow Lights
  • Ratchets, Straps, Chains, 2nd Battery, etc.
  • Everything needed to tow home!

Does not include any warning lights. Those are extra and need to be discussed before installation.

The installation is professional. 2nd battery is provided when using an Electric/Hydraulic Pump. Fuses and circuit breakers are installed along with a tool box enclosure to protect the Electric/Hydraulic Pump.

You will have the best of the best. Worry free operation and most importantly. A proven combination that will perform better than any other unit in comparison. Tried & True.

The Lift Capacity is 5,000 lbs
The Tow Capacity is 10,000 lbs

Higher Standard Under Body

We used cutting-edge CAD technology to create the design to build the strongest, most versatile wheel lift on the market. Our team constructs each piece, by hand, to ensure solid construction and strength at all connections. We have strategically reinforce areas that are known to have issues in other designs, to prevent weak spots from occurring. We also strategically reinforce the truck frame before mounting the Lil Hercules™ wheel lift. Lil’ Hercules comes as either standard “L” arm-wheel grid, or the self-loading Herc-O-Matic.

Smarter Construction

Our Lil Hercules™ product line is the leader in underbody wheel lifts, showing up the competition at every turn. Despite its incredibly strong & durable construction, our Lil Hercules™ boasts a 5,000lb lift capacity, 10,000lb towing capacity, and a 70″ reach capacity, Our ultra-tough design allows for heavy duty workload from a lighter duty vehicle, without compromising the vehicle’s comfort. Our units enable its clients to kill 2 birds w/ one stone. Transforming their personal truck into a work truck at anytime they choose. $aving time is making $$$.

Testimonial

Earn More With Quality Built Equipment

Time off the road, is time that you are not earning. If your equipment breaks down, it slows you down, it costs you money to repair, and costs you in lost time where you not making money. Our solution is simple, build a better, stronger and smarter product. The little extra you pay now for the Lil Hercules will save you money on repairs and keep you on the road 7 days a week.

Cost of Lil Hercules
Total Earnings Over 2 1/2 Years

Tougher Build

The Lil Hercules™ features a 12 volt pump with an 8 minute duty cycle (that’s 4 TIMES stronger than industry standard issue). All of our pivot points are fabricated in-house, and constructed with our unique two-piece hexagonal nut-and-bolt design pin system, and our signature oil-infused bronze bushings. These require less maintenance than other pivot point systems, because the bushings literally sweat oil. Our pivot points are the strongest on the market, and will never corrode and freeze up. They last longer, require less maintenance, and are backed by a lifetime warranty. That means you spend your time on the road making money, instead of in the shop, paying for repairs.

Smarter Design

If you have a Lil Hercules™ or Herc-O-Matic installed on the back of your truck, you’ll enjoy our adjustable nut-and-bolt pivot pin. Instead of the traditional construction of a one-piece 1018 steel pin for the pivot head on a wheel lift, we use a two-piece, heavy-duty hexagonal bolt that can be tightened into its nut. That means not having to come into the shop and pay for service and replace that little pin every few years. Instead, as it loosens, you can quickly and easily give it an adjustment, and carry on carrying on.

Our company bought the Little Hercules lift have used it for two years and have never had an issue. They are great people to work with great product will be buying another.

Karen LockeUSA

Attachment Forks

Attachment Forks now available for the #LilHerc #GladiatorWheelLift #ForkliftAddOn. Giving the operator yet another way to attached the vehicle to the cross bar. Via the hitch, radiator core support or anyway that will allow you to secure your load to the cross bar. No matter the reason the point is for you to have more than 1 method of securing the vehicle.

For example…one time our client Felix went out to a job and the fitting or hydraulic hose failed that operates the jaw cylinders. Making it impossible for him to use his jaw cylinders and secure the vehicle to his crossbar. But with his frame forks he was able to still tow the vehicle and fixed his hose later once he got back to the shop. The point is, he did not have to turn around and go get another tow truck. Saving time is making $$$ #LilHerc 2.0

All Detroit Wrecker Crossbars will now feature holes on top of the crossbar to accommodate the optional Frame Forks that we offer. Please feel free to call us anytime with any questions. Detroit Wrecker cares about our clients and we prove that by making products that make your life easier.

Special thanks to Felix’s Towing of NJ for making the 1st prototype set and testing its ability to be useful. Not only are they useful but they saved Felix on many occasions according to him. #DetroitWrecker appreciates the input and takes action.

Get Your Own Lil Hercules™ Wheel Lift

Order Now!

Looking to get your own Lil Hercules Standard L-Arm Wheel Grid unit or the Self-Loading Herc-O-Matic by Detroit Wrecker Sales, just click on the links below for our current catalog and customizations. Or feel free to give us a call to discuss your options.

Need Financing?

Want to Finance your Lil Hercules™ wheel lift? No problem. We work with two good companies that you can consult with to see if you qualify for a loan and most times at a really great rate. Even if you have bad credit you might qualify, so check out the link below for more information.

Detroit Wrecker Sales

All of Detroit Wrecker Sales, signature products are built from scratch, right here, in our Detroit shop. Our expert fabrication team make all the parts and pieces in-house, so we know it’s done right. We use quality materials, and experienced welders, machinists and mechanics. We can ship the Lil Hercules™ to you, or we can install it for you in our manufacturing and customer service facility. We also carry extensive inventories of repair parts from ALL tow truck manufacturers.

Lil Hercules

Lil Hercules™ Herc-O-Matic Wheel Lift

The Strongest Self-Loading Wheel Lift on The Planet!

Our Herc-O-Matic is the self-loading version of the Lil Hercules™ Wheel Lift features a 6-function control system, and automatic jaws for quick vehicle grab-and-go recovery.  A 15’ corded hand-held control comes standard with the Herc-O-Matic, or you can opt for the wireless remote controller.

Herc-O-Matic Features

  • LIFETIME WARRANTY ON ALL PINS & BUSHINGS*** (with proper maintenance)
  • Frame Reinforcement Steel (Still needs to be fabricated)
  • DOT Approved Safety Chain Attachment Points
  • 12′ Safety Chains w/ Heavy duty Slip Hooks
  • LED Rear Lower Work Lights
  • Tow Lights & Plug
  • Self Centering Head
  • 20′ Control Cord
  • 300 amp Fuse & Fuse Holder (with a spare)
  • 200 amp Circuit Breakers (2)
  • Ratchets & Straps
  • Written Instructions
  • 20′ Red & Blk Gauge #4 Power Wire
  • The Strongest Tubes on the market. Our Tubes have extensive reinforcement. Our
  • Tubes do not have slop when fully extended.
  • Bronze Oil-Lite Bushings at all critical Pivot Points. Just like a large Wrecker would have.
  • We use Bronze Bushings that has Oil impregnated into them. They sweat oil. They will take a tremendous amount of abuse before they are a problem and need to be replaced. If you grease them, they will last forever. If you do not. We will not warranty them.
  • Our Units are built Heavy Duty every step of the way. No one builds a better lift.
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Pins & Bushings.
  • Lifting Capacity 5000lbs
  • Towing Capacity 10,000lbs
  • Clutch Pump capable. We offer a Valve Unit that will work with a Clutch Pump
  • Wireless Remote Optional
  • SAND BLASTED & POWDER COATED BLK

Controls

The Lil Hercules™ products have 4 & 6 function controls.  The Herc O Matic comes standard with a 15’ corded controller.  We also offer a wireless remote control.Wired Control

The Lil Hercules™  Herc-O-Matic standard wired control.Wireless Control

We also offer a wireless remote control.

The Beginning

In 2011, Detroit Wrecker came out with a response to the market’s need for a new underbody wheel lift that eliminated the most common problems affecting repossession wheel lift operators.  The goal was to design an underbody wheel lift with a wide variety of improvements on the current industry standard design.  We wanted to create a wheel lift that was up to the challenge, a workhorse of a wheel lift that could stand up to any task, and perform under pressure.  The Lil Hercules™ is stronger, easier to maintain, and easier to operate than any other underbody wheel lift on the market.  At Detroit Wrecker, the mission is always to set the standard for the industry, in the level of quality control, craftsmanship, and structural finesse of the unit.

The Design

We created a product line designed to address and eliminate the common flaws associated with traditional underbody wheel lifts, and gave it a name reflective of its strength and durability.  The Lil Hercules™ series was born. Common flaws with traditional underbody wheel lifts include using thinner steel tubing for the construction of the unit, and skinny steel pins for the pivot points.  These two issues often lead to the unit sustaining damage from corrosion, or buckling under the pressure of trying to move more weight than it can support.

The Improvements

Detroit Wrecker’s Lil Hercules™ products are built using 3/8 inch steel tubing, instead of the industry standard 1/4 inch tubing.  But that’s not enough for us.  We reinforce our steel tubing with another 3/16 inch of steel reinforcement, resulting in the strongest Tubes on the Planet!.  That’s three times thicker than the tubing on traditional wheel lifts.   Then we sandblast it & coat it with black powder coat to protect from corrosion. Like everything we build, our Lil Hercules™ products feature bigger diameter steel pins and our signature Bronze Oil-Lite bushings.  These bushings are infused with oil, so they need less frequent maintenance, and, with proper care (greasing & Tightening) they will last a lifetime.  Our Lil Hercules™ and Herc O Matic feature our adjustable nut-and-bolt pivot pin.  It’s a two-piece, heavy-duty hexagonal bolt that can be tightened into its nut, instead of the traditional one-piece pin system that gets wears out quickly.  What’s the difference?  Our model is easy for you to adjust, so as it loosens, you can easily adjust it and tighten it! Instead of having to bring it in for service or replacement.

The Result

Our Lil Hercules™ and Herc O Matic are stronger, tougher, and work harder, for longer, than any other wheel lifts on the market.  Their rugged design and structural reinforcement  gives them the power to handle whatever you need to tow.  You can watch a video of the Lil Hercules™ lifting another tow truck here. Lil Hercules™ owners worldwide are proud of their Detroit Wrecker products.  The level of effort in our original designs and manufactured products are unparalleled, and our customers confidently extend their satisfaction by spreading the word, and sending their friends to us for all their towing equipment and recovery needs, as well as service, repair, mods and improvements. We are the only towing equipment manufacturer that covers pins, bushings and craftsmanship with a Lifetime Warranty.  Our Lil Hercules™ designs will continue to evolve and improve to offer the best available options and solutions for customers worldwide.

Get Your Own Lil Hercules™ Wheel Lift

Order Now!

Looking to get your own Lil Hercules Standard L-Arm Wheel Grid unit or the Self-Loading Herc-O-Matic by Detroit Wrecker Sales, just click on the links below for our current catalog and customizations. Or feel free to give us a call to discuss your options.

Need Financing?

Want to Finance your Lil Hercules™ wheel lift? No problem. We work with two good companies that you can consult with to see if you qualify for a loan and most times at a really great rate. Even if you have bad credit you might qualify, so check out the link below for more information.