Gladiator In-Bed Repossession Unit Available Now!


Detroit Wrecker is excited to announce the official launch of The Gladiator, the strongest and most durable ‘in the bed repo unit’ ever! Just like everything else we build in house, The Gladiator is engineered to last over the long haul. There is no other unit on the market with our Lifetime Warranty on Pins, Bushings, & Craftsmanship.

Benefits of ‘In Bed’ Repo Units

The benefits of having a wheel lift mounted in the bed of a pickup truck are significant. These units are much cheaper than buying a light duty wrecker, capable of fitting into places other equipment cannot, and can be outfitted just like a much more expensive wrecker body. In bed units are judged for their ability to tow any size car, pickup truck, or SUV ability to disperse weight over the rear axle on the truck.


What Sets The Gladiator Apart From Other ‘In Bed’ Repo Units?  

The Gladiator is not the first ‘in bed’ repo unit, but it is easily the best on the market. Here’s why…


Bronze Oil-Lite Bushings and Pins

We outfit every pivot point with our long-lasting Bronze Oil-Lite Bushings and Pins for extra strength and reliability. All of our Pins and Bushings come with a lifetime warranty and are made to sweat oil in order to reduce rust, corrosion and overall maintenance.

Goliath_2Ability to Tighten Critical Pivot Points

Every critical pivot point on the Gladiator has the ability to be tightened over time so that our unit never becomes loose. Some units can be shaken by the touch of the crossbar and we do not want our unit to share those symptoms in the future causing major repair. This pin system is used at the crossbar pivot, lower L-Boom pivot, and upper L-Boom pivot.

Steel Lines to Simplify Hydraulics

The Gladiator has steel hydraulic lines which eliminates the need to ever dismantle the entire piece of equipment to change a hose. Many other units fall victim to that repair and ours does not. There are short hoses running to the cylinders and the power unit however all are simple and within reach to replace very quickly and get you back on the road.Goliath_3

Massive Subframe

The HUGE subframe we included on this repo unit is not only massive, but it’s incredibly strong and powerful. As a result, it causes weight to evenly disperse throughout the entire bed of the truck. This actively protects your truck frame from over loading and breaking.

Easy Installation

We ship our repo units all over the country with extensive how-to installation guides. While we always strive to keep the installation process simple, The Gladiator is the easiest to install by far. There are attachment angles that are the full length of the unit therefore the unit can be bolted to the most convenient spot, not trying to modify suspension or gas tank locations. The frame of the unit will match the width of your truck and as a result you get to enjoy simple and fast installation.

Available Integrated Bumper with DOT Approved Safety Chain Attachments

There is an optional integrated bumper for the Gladiator which simplifies installation even more and complements the functionality of the unit. The bumper eliminates the need to notch the factory bumper or modify it in any way. The bumper has safety chain storage, storage for ratchets and straps, license plate mount and light, and LED work lights.

Goliath_4Dolly Storage Brackets

Our unique dolly storage system allows the customer to easily roll the dollies into the bed and roll them out. There is no climbing over the side of the bed or trying to hold the dollies in the air to get them onto the mounts. They can also be locked into place for added security. Very simple and saves lots of time and energy!

Sandblasted & Powder-coated

When it comes to personalizing your unit, your wish is our command! Every Gladiator comes sandblasted with any powder color you request. Match your company colors, pick something catchy to the eye or go with a dirt-resistant shade.


The Gladiator is built strong to handle your toughest jobs with ease and efficiency. The Gladiator has 4,500 pounds of lifting capacity and 9,000 pounds of towing capacity.


Other Bonus Features Include:

-Negative Tilt

-Hitch Receiver

-Huge 4’ bore lift cylinder

-Integrated Tow-light Plug

-Optional Wheel Grids & L-Arms


The Boom & Winch

No other ‘in bed’ repo unit offers the option to add on a boom (hydraulic or manual) and winch. These additions make your job easier, and increase overall capabilities. We include a 100-foot cable with every boom and winch package. The boom extends and retracts the cable, allowing you to guide it wherever you need to recover something.

The addition of the winch allows you to utilize recovery in just about any situation. For instance, if you need to move a car parked between a house and a sidewall you are able to get in there in ways you never could with a cumbersome tow truck. Plus, you don’t have to remove the boom when it comes time for service.


What Does The Gladiator Cost & How Do I Get One?

We are already accepting orders for the Gladiator and you can call today to schedule an install or arrange to have one shipped to your door!

$7999.99 = Gladiator w/ Manual L- Arms

(Non Self Loader) (Can Add Bumper, Dolly Mounts, Winch)

$8999.99 = Gladiator Self Loader

(Can Add Bumper, Dolly Mounts, Winch)

$16,999.99 = Gladiator HD w/ Hydraulic Boom & Winch (Standard Bumper, Dolly Mounts)


Contact us today to learn more about how The Gladiator can improve your fleet, expand your towing capabilities and reduce your maintenance costs!


313-835-8700 Ext. 1 For Equipment Sales or

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