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dperone

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  1. One of the state police garages we tow for has had this old Chevy with a Holmes 1200 sitting there rotting away for years. Every time I go in there I ask them when they are going to auction it off, it would be a cool little project and it has less than 5500 miles on it. The other day they called me to tow it out of there. I got all excited because I thought it was time for the auction, but unfortunately they just sent it to another garage to move wrecked troop cars around.
  2. Wheel lift & dolly

    I love the car manufacturers for making such pain in the butt cars. I always hated using a flatbed so having so many stuck in park cars that need doillies keeps me in my truck all day
  3. Gas Truck Sunk w/ A Twist...

    i always wondered why they put such a long hose on that reel considering how many we pull out trying to get right to the tank.
  4. My thoughts exactly. I will sit behind one of MY OWN trucks and help them get loaded quicker. No way am I blocking a lane, much less for another company who will blow by me riding the white line when I'm roadside loading a car. I will stay in the slow lane, get as far left in the lane as I can and slow wayyy down to force those behind me to do the same. Of course these things help too. All this took was about $50 in cones and around a minute to walk them out and not one car passed me in the slow lane. If you're not willing to invest that little bit to save your own life, why should I risk mine for you?
  5. 2018 Ford Raptor

    Broken or being delivered?
  6. Why go through all of the work to drill a hole on top, when there's a nice big hole already provided? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T337A using Tapatalk
  7. Tesla Towing procedure PDF files

    Very informative stuff, I wish all vehicles were as tower friendly. I do love how all of the provider manuals have directions to wheel lift and dolly the car, but the owners manual says flatbed only. I'm sure that's going to cause many a headache for towers.
  8. We got the first snow of the season Saturday, and as usual everyone forgot how to drive. I only managed to get pics of one of our jobs, and boy was it a doozy. A Tahoe rolled onto it's roof on a curvy icy road and took out a pole. The pole landed on top of the truck, so we had to wait for the electric co. to kill the power and cut the pole up. Luckily they were in the area so the wait wasn't too long. Pretty simple recovery, once I had it on it's wheels I slid it to make it easier for my dad to line the bed up. moorsebp said: First snow is always the worst ESC said: I’m not sure what people were thinking this weekend. We’ve been really slow lately with crashes. But I swear when everyone heard on Friday that snow was coming for the weekend they just crashed into each other. Friday things went nuts for us, BEFORE the snow came. Sat during the snow we had a few crashes. Then again today, no snow but they all just slammed into each other. I’ll take what I can get. Eds Towing said: Nice work. It was a small storm for us but we made pretty good coin on it! polarbear0808 said: Just remember they said they had 4 wheel drive
  9. Man what a haul. At least he got lucky that both vehicles were towable, my luck they'd be awd's Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T337A using Tapatalk
  10. That's thinking outside of the box. Luckily that other road was there or it would have been a loooong winch out.
  11. Standard Northwest recovery

    Nothing like a well placed Holmes tree to make a recovery look easy.
  12. Looks awesome so far, can't wait to see the finished product.
  13. Using wheel lift as anchor?

    Save you wheel lift for towing. They are designed to have weight pulling down on them, not pushing up.
  14. We received this call for an oil truck with approx. 500 gals of oil that found a soft spot in a driveway. Having been to the house before, I knew it was a tight driveway so I brought my littlest heavy wrecker out there. I 3 parted the line to pop it out of the hole it sank in. He made it about 5 feet from where he got stuck and couldn't get traction, so I ran a 2 part line to get him back to more solid ground.
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