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  1. Last winter on a stormy night a lady put her Tesla in the ditch. When it came across the computer, I was keen because 4 other tow company’s rejected the call. Not knowing what a Tesla was I accepted the call thought it was perhaps a new strain of Hyundai or something. Anyway went and found it, no where to grab these things to yank on them. So I undid up using a basket strap hook up on the wheels, pulled it out of the ditch like nobody’s business turtle slow, and set the driver free. But I’m not a fan of these cars at all, what I will say is be careful...
  2. Running the emergency lights, strobes, and beacons might not alleviate the liability, but it goes a long way to demonstrate due diligence. Here in Ontario Canada that seems to be enough to swing the pendulum in the towman’s favour. section 159 subsection 3 of the highway traffic act states that when tow trucks are on the side of the road with the white and amber lights active, drivers must move over the same as they would for police fire and ambulance.
  3. It’s a funny thing when safety, legislation, and common sense all come together and it’s left to interpretation of a written bylaw. In Ontario Canada in some counties, (municipalities) they mandate you run with emergency lights on whether your loaded or empty. I questioned it, and was told it’s written that way because typically tow trucks (roll backs &wreckers) are much slower than most vehicles.
  4. In Ontario Canada for example, many different municipalities have different by laws, which dictate when and how emergency lighting will be used. As a long haul tow truck driver it pays to look this stuff up before entering anew jurisdiction.
  5. You guys are truly awesome thank you!
  6. You guys are awesome! Yes please any and all info would be amazing. As would pics. I am going to start this project very soon. I will post pics and such as I work through it. Thanks again. Grizzly
  7. New to the forums. I did a search but was unable to find any info. I have a 2005 Ford F 550 4x4 with a heavy duty twin line recovery unit on it. I am going to retro fit it with a pair of hydraulic stiff legs like the big heavy units. I need to do this so I can hold the truck in position on ice covered roads. I am looking for ideas, suggestions, and pictures. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Grizzly
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