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  1. Hard to tell from the angle, but this car is past the pole by about half the driver door, smashed into a tree on an exit ramp on the highway just after supper. Recovered with a F650 and 22' NRC carrier. Winched him back, then straight sideways to the road way and then reposition the deck truck for loading. Sorry The second pic is blurry but im standing at the pole looking back down the highway. That's where I pulled from to pull the car back.
  2. Wasn't too bad, my wheellift has flip over spades that will bite, left deck in the locks, this truck is equipped with a removable roller I can pin onto the end of the deck, ran a strap under the front corner of the ranger From the low side suspension, and slid the truck towards the roadway slightly giving it room to roll back onto its wheels towards the trees, chained strap to my truck, then ran the line to a snatch block in the trees and back to the high side frame of the ranger, pulled it over towards the trees, strap kept it tight on the low side so it didn't just slide, once on its wheels, slight reposition of my truck and put all my equipment back, winched the ranger up onto the deck, sorry no in progress pictures, I can't bring myself to stop mid way for a pic of the rigging although I always wish I had after, Time line was about 15-20 min from on scene to strapping it down. We see alot of recoverys like this and use our carriers unless the wrecker is closer to it.
  3. I like Forums much better than the face book. Topics and threads don't get lost as easily, and are separated . Where the face book is just a jumbled mess. Iv been reading here every chance I get. Long live the Fourm and message boards
  4. Had this call for a ranger in the ditch, extraction was done with a f650 with 22' NRC deck. Came out easily and no further damages To the casualty.
  5. Thanks, I'm guessing it's been quiet here?
  6. Yes very similar truck to your father's, V8 cat powered, 5 speed main and electric 2 speed rear. This truck is Juice brakes, disc on all 4 corners with a drum driveline park brake.
  7. Hello Everyone, I'm new the the forum, have been Light duty towing professionally for the last 5 years with both wreckers and flatbeds in Nova Scotia Canada, and before that, some tow experience from friends and family. Iv pulled wrenches in the automotive trade, and grew up in a family owned lumber mill , and worked on land based Drilling Rigs for a decade, so equipment, and mechanics and rigging are a nature to me. Iv always loved tow trucks, My uncle built up a 75 Chevy 1ton wrecker in the 80's, I thought it was the coolest thing in the world, with that 80's flash, graphics, Lots of Chrome and lights, lots of lights . Fast forward to now, iv had a hard go at getting my own tow truck, iv had 3, the first was a f350 flatbed with an aluminum Kilar deck, that was overweight if you sat on it, the second was a beautiful 1988 F-Superduty with a challenger twinline wrecker that the burnt down, and now I have a 1984 GMC Topkick equipped with a Jerr-Dan aluminium Deck and wheellift. Anyway my intentions are to start small on my own on the side and go from there, the truck is older , won't win any races, but is in good shape and reliable. So that is my intro, I also have a Beautiful wife and 2 Girls 10 and 6 , and they suport me through good and bad and are excited about this adventure. Looking forward to exchanging info, ideas and questions and learning with the great wealth Of knowledge and resources available in this forum.
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