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    ESC got a reaction from mooresbp in Porsche doesn’t mix well with poles and wires   
    We were called just after 9 pm on 9/5/19 for one vehicle after a crash on Route 401 in the area of St Matthews Road. We were asked to standby at the church as wires were down on top of a vehicle.  The driver and his son were trapped in the vehicle due to the live wires down.   They remained in the vehicle until Peco arrived to verify that power was shut off.
     
    Once Peco gave permission we were able to winch the vehicle back to the roadway. The Peco crew helped us out by lifting the wires over the vehicle as Paul Jr winched it out of the ditch. The vehicle was loaded onto the Paul Sr’s flatbed and transported to our storage facility.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from mooresbp in Ford Ranger off the road   
    Sorry, the pics got posted in reverse order
     
    We received a call from Uwchland Police Department at 9:55 PM 9/11/19 to respond to a single vehicle accident at Route 113 and Holmes Drive.  We were advised one vehicle was down an embankment.  We immediately dispatched a flatbed truck and a wrecker to the scene.  Upon arrival we found the vehicle had spun off the roadway down a small embankment into a swamp.  Once given permission, the vehicle was winched to the roadway.  It was then loaded onto our flatbed truck and secured for transportation back to our main location.  Debris was swept from the roadway.  Once back at our main location the vehicle was placed in our secure storage lot.
     
    It turns out the vehicle was driven by a young local firefighter who was coming around a turn too fast on the way to the firehouse for a fire call.  No one was injured, except the truck.
     

     
     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from yoBdaBenO in 1969 AMC Hurst Rambler   
    Today I had the pleasure of picking up this beauty from our friends at Wheels in Motion in Pottstown PA after a full restoration. It was delivered to its owner this afternoon.
     
    We have our BA Products soft tie downs and soft bridle made to protect a beautiful car like this during transport.
     

     

     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from mooresbp in 1969 AMC Hurst Rambler   
    Today I had the pleasure of picking up this beauty from our friends at Wheels in Motion in Pottstown PA after a full restoration. It was delivered to its owner this afternoon.
     
    We have our BA Products soft tie downs and soft bridle made to protect a beautiful car like this during transport.
     

     

     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from Orcas Tow in 1969 AMC Hurst Rambler   
    Today I had the pleasure of picking up this beauty from our friends at Wheels in Motion in Pottstown PA after a full restoration. It was delivered to its owner this afternoon.
     
    We have our BA Products soft tie downs and soft bridle made to protect a beautiful car like this during transport.
     

     

     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from mooresbp in BMW in a culvert   
    This afternoon Paul Jr was called to Fairview Road approx 1/2 mile east of Route 401 for a BMW X5 in a ditch. We found no damage to the vehicle and the right front wheel was in a drainage culvert.
     
    A low line was place on the driver’s side rear lower control arm using an endless loop. As soon and tension was applied, the left rear wheel dropped to the ground and the right front lifted up out of the culvert. The vehicle was placed in neutral and winched back to the roadway with no damage. The vehicle was driven from the scene.
     

     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from mushspeed in Ford Ranger off the road   
    Sorry, the pics got posted in reverse order
     
    We received a call from Uwchland Police Department at 9:55 PM 9/11/19 to respond to a single vehicle accident at Route 113 and Holmes Drive.  We were advised one vehicle was down an embankment.  We immediately dispatched a flatbed truck and a wrecker to the scene.  Upon arrival we found the vehicle had spun off the roadway down a small embankment into a swamp.  Once given permission, the vehicle was winched to the roadway.  It was then loaded onto our flatbed truck and secured for transportation back to our main location.  Debris was swept from the roadway.  Once back at our main location the vehicle was placed in our secure storage lot.
     
    It turns out the vehicle was driven by a young local firefighter who was coming around a turn too fast on the way to the firehouse for a fire call.  No one was injured, except the truck.
     

     
     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from mushspeed in BMW in a culvert   
    This afternoon Paul Jr was called to Fairview Road approx 1/2 mile east of Route 401 for a BMW X5 in a ditch. We found no damage to the vehicle and the right front wheel was in a drainage culvert.
     
    A low line was place on the driver’s side rear lower control arm using an endless loop. As soon and tension was applied, the left rear wheel dropped to the ground and the right front lifted up out of the culvert. The vehicle was placed in neutral and winched back to the roadway with no damage. The vehicle was driven from the scene.
     

     
     
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    ESC reacted to TowZone in Win A Towmate TM-FLUX Wireless Tow Light 09.22.19   
    The chance of winner are now just 1 in 4. If you told me that in July I would have laughed. At this point it not a case of message board traffic. It's a case that many have gotten used to the single image topic on Facebook and forgotten how to create posts with disruptions. Recoveries with discussions to learn from....
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    ESC reacted to dperone in Win A Towmate TM-FLUX Wireless Tow Light 09.22.19   
    I will say this contest has me back into taking a bunch of pictures. Lately I'm usually by myself for at least the recovery portion and don't have time to take a ton of pictures. With a new light bar on the line though, my last roll over I stopped winching on it at least twice to get a good shot. 
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    ESC reacted to EdsTowing in A Flashback of "Soul Train"....   
    Joe got a "combination" wreck the other day....Sort of. Guy driving a Kia Soul...pulling a trailer if you can believe...full of firewood, and pulled out into an intersection to go up the hill. I guess the "little engine that could" was groaning to get out of the way & got T Boned in the intersection...
     

     
    He was pulling out on the right there to go the same direction as the rollback is pointing...sort of spun him like a top...
     

     
    Yea jack-knifed his rig there....Fire wood all over the place & a pretty large debris field so Joe called for a clean up truck to help him....
     

     

     

     
    The trailer was going to his residence so we hooked that to the Support truck for transport....
     

     

     
    The officer asked Joe for a broom just as Rob was pulling up on scene....He said I got something better than that...LoL. They cleaned up the mess & delivered the vehicle to a local body shop as requested.
     
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    ESC reacted to Orcas Tow in A rare 2 trucker.   
    I had a call today for a new Suburban that had rolled backwards into a market swail, I have been here many times before, honey hole I guess.
     The 40 gallon plastic gas tank was sitting on the sharp rock retaining wall so winching forward was not an option, needed lift. We brought 2 trucks & my son with me. We positioned the trucks at 45 degrees to the rear wheels, boomed out, used WreckMaster K straps in a basket wrapped through the rear wheels around the wheel hub, snatch blocks then terminating the wire rope at the boom. I had my son in the drivers seat with the engine running holding the brakes while we winched the rear up allowing the gas tank to rise off the rock wall, once level my son eased off the brakes allowing the Suburban to roll forward slowly as we kept winching until the rear wheels were back on solid ground. Recovery was done very slowly with all 3 of us working very smoothly together, which was key.  All good, no damage in or out, they drove off under their own power.










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    ESC reacted to mooresbp in Dodge Ram off the roadway- Driver took a nap   
    That was a hard hit
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    ESC reacted to dperone in Hard Hit in the Woods   
    We were dispatched by the state police to respond to a single vehicle accident. Knowing the area, I was pretty sure it was going to be in the woods. I arrived to find a Mitsubishi that left the roadway, struck a tree sideways and spun back around pinning a tree between the front bumper and fender.  

     
    The fire department cut the 2 trees of as low as they could then I pulled it straight back to clear the stumps. 
     

     
    Once clear of the stumps and tree I repositioned my truck and pulled it sideways back to the road so I could tow it away.
     

     
    Once loaded I moved up the road a few hundred yards to a pull out so I could strap it down for the 30 mile ride home.
     

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    ESC reacted to TowZone in Win A Towmate TM-FLUX Wireless Tow Light 09.22.19   
    Keep em coming, our goal is to giveaway this TowMate Light Bar on or around October 1st. However, we need to get close to the 100 qualifying recovery topics. Sounds like a steep hill to climb, but we never know till we try.
     
    Thanks to @Orcas Tow @dperone @ESC @mooresbp for your participation. A decade there would have been numerous members creating posts for a giveaway and the prizes were smaller back then. We're going to get this back on track.
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    ESC got a reaction from Lightdutykid in Overturned Dodge 3500 down an embankment   
    This was a call from the State Police for a pickup overturned down an embankment a few months back.
     
    The fire chief called and let me know that it was a Dodge Dually over a guard rail with a large amount of debris. It was a Sunday morning around 8 am. Since I happen to live just around the corner and didn't have a truck home that weekend I responded direct in my personal car. My dad went to the shop and got our 98 international 12 ton wrecker and we called in two of our other operators one in a 2011 Dodge 5500 mpl40 and our 2013 Hino flatbed.
     
    We worked with the fire company to cut the damaged section of guard rail and remove the debris that was scattered through the woods. We used our two wreckers and a few Holmes trees to move the truck back ward toward the open section of the guardrail and roll it back into its wheels in one motion. It was then pulled fully onto the roadway and loaded onto our Hino. The rest of the debris was piled into the back of the truck. The owner had us transport it direct to his farm not far away. The recovery bill was paid in full upon delivery. It took a bit of explaining for him to understand the fees involved in this recovery after his initial "sticker shock" when he saw the invoice. But in the end he understood and was happy. After we squared away I treated our crew to a good breakfast at a local deli.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    ESC reacted to Orcas Tow in Scooby Doo almost into house.   
    I had a call for a Subaru into a house. I arrived on scene to find a Subaru had gone beyond the parking blocks & was resting on the house with the transmission pan on top of a large cinder block.
     
    Probably could have used the flatbed but thought it may drag trans pan across cinder block & create a mess, needed lift on both front wheels but that would take 2 wreckers. I'm a small operation on a remote island, so if possible I always try & use what I have on scene.
     
    Using my 2001 F550 4x4 with a Chevron 408, twin 9,000 winches with swaged 3/8 wire rope I found a Holmes Tree placed about perfectly on the passenger side of the car for my needs. Using a ladder I choked a 3/8"grade 80- recovery chain/4 ton snatchblock up high on the tree for a high/rearward pull on the passenger side of the Subaru with my drivers side wire rope terminating to a WreckMaster K strap to the passenger front wheel, rigged my passenger side line directly to the Subarus drivers front wheel again terminating with a WreckMaster K strap/4x4 wood block creating clearance for strap to body. Boom up/out high for lift, blocks behind wheels for safety I  engaged winches & brought the car back up onto level ground without any further damage to the house or car. Replaced blocks & confirmed no undercarriage damage, happy customer.  
     















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    ESC got a reaction from Lightdutykid in New driver in training- MDX vs fence   
    We received a call from Upper Uwchlan Police Department at 10:28 AM to respond to Hickory Park on Park Road for one vehicle after an accident. We immediately dispatched one of our flatbed trucks to the scene. Upon arrival we found a vehicle that had run through a concrete and wood fence along the parking lot. We were able to winch the vehicle directly onto our flatbed. Cribbing was used to raise the front end of the vehicle to keep from causing any more damage to the undercarriage. The wood and concrete that was scattered throughout the area was picked up and loaded onto our flatbed truck. We called and requested a traffic cone and caution tape and additional laborer be sent to the scene. The broken concrete post was placed on our flatbed truck. All debris was picked up from the area. A traffic cone was placed over the hole that remained from the fence post. Caution tape was used to mark off the area of broken fence. The vehicle and debris was transported to our storage facility. No one was injured in the collision.  The new driver was learning to drive with mom and practicing in the parking lot.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from mooresbp in New driver in training- MDX vs fence   
    We received a call from Upper Uwchlan Police Department at 10:28 AM to respond to Hickory Park on Park Road for one vehicle after an accident. We immediately dispatched one of our flatbed trucks to the scene. Upon arrival we found a vehicle that had run through a concrete and wood fence along the parking lot. We were able to winch the vehicle directly onto our flatbed. Cribbing was used to raise the front end of the vehicle to keep from causing any more damage to the undercarriage. The wood and concrete that was scattered throughout the area was picked up and loaded onto our flatbed truck. We called and requested a traffic cone and caution tape and additional laborer be sent to the scene. The broken concrete post was placed on our flatbed truck. All debris was picked up from the area. A traffic cone was placed over the hole that remained from the fence post. Caution tape was used to mark off the area of broken fence. The vehicle and debris was transported to our storage facility. No one was injured in the collision.  The new driver was learning to drive with mom and practicing in the parking lot.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    ESC got a reaction from mooresbp in Overturned Dodge 3500 down an embankment   
    This was a call from the State Police for a pickup overturned down an embankment a few months back.
     
    The fire chief called and let me know that it was a Dodge Dually over a guard rail with a large amount of debris. It was a Sunday morning around 8 am. Since I happen to live just around the corner and didn't have a truck home that weekend I responded direct in my personal car. My dad went to the shop and got our 98 international 12 ton wrecker and we called in two of our other operators one in a 2011 Dodge 5500 mpl40 and our 2013 Hino flatbed.
     
    We worked with the fire company to cut the damaged section of guard rail and remove the debris that was scattered through the woods. We used our two wreckers and a few Holmes trees to move the truck back ward toward the open section of the guardrail and roll it back into its wheels in one motion. It was then pulled fully onto the roadway and loaded onto our Hino. The rest of the debris was piled into the back of the truck. The owner had us transport it direct to his farm not far away. The recovery bill was paid in full upon delivery. It took a bit of explaining for him to understand the fees involved in this recovery after his initial "sticker shock" when he saw the invoice. But in the end he understood and was happy. After we squared away I treated our crew to a good breakfast at a local deli.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    ESC reacted to EdsTowing in Whole New Level Of Securement...   
    Nearly 25 years in business and finally got a fenced area....

     

     

     
    Not sure why we had to procrastinate so long but I'm sure glad we have it now....
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    ESC reacted to EdsTowing in Pics Say A Thousand Words...   
    The Boys were out tonight on the Interstate to bring in a F550 with a Turbo issue. The message board is really worthwhile to keep people moved over if possible.
     

     

     

     
     
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    ESC reacted to TowZone in What are you guys using for toolbox lighting?   
    "They gave us a 5 year unconditional warranty as well."
     
    Now that is is a good warranty, you hope you never need it but we all know how these lights can fail. After 5 years, I'd say you got your moneys worth.
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    ESC got a reaction from TowZone in What are you guys using for toolbox lighting?   
    We ended up using Maxxima Led strips from our local lighting supplier. They were actually a few dollars per strip cheaper than we found online. They gave us a 5 year unconditional warranty as well. They were fast and easy to install. We installed them in my MPL40 and wired them direct to the marker light wiring that was already in the boxes. This way they come on when the running lights are on and turn off automatically. No more silly pin switches.

    Last night I was out around 11 pm in the pitch black and I took this picture to show how bright they are. We used an 18” strip. We just ordered more to install in all of our trucks.




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    ESC got a reaction from Road Rescue TX in "Hiding" Towmate Transmitter   
    Call towmate.  They sell a hard wired transmitter that will work great for you.
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