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MidnightMitch

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About MidnightMitch

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    Oakdale, Ca. USA

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    Mitch's Auto Repair & Tow

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  1. It did better than I would expect. They are usually pretty flimsy. Hopefully, they weren't in there for that ride. I would hate to see the inside after that, especially if the poop tank was full.
  2. Nice work. I like how you used the 2nd line to the rear. That's the way to make the casualty your puppet. It's best to have more control if needed, set up beforehand. I have seen similar situations have the rear slide over, as soon as you pull a little. You guys sure stay busy up there. Keep it up.
  3. I use roundslings/endless loops or 8ft. recovery straps(looped back) for recoveries/winchouts. I also try to get two attachment points(left/right, or front/rear) if vehicle is stuck good or on a steep incline. Digging is necessary to get at a secure attachment sometimes. The eye screws are only designed to pull straight to load on a low angle flatbed. I have also noticed that the European tow trucks have a winch that slides left to right(to keep pull straight). If using the eye bolt to load, I only winch enough to get the vehicle barely on the deck, then get the bed at a very low angle to get it all the way up. This keeps the side load at a minimum. Just my 2 cents on the subject.
  4. Nice Job. He probably hoped the smaller truck=lower price. That C60 looks like it's still in pretty good shape.
  5. Super sad that this is happening so much. I will say some prayers for all involved. I feel so bad every time I hear of any fatality, or injury. The Highway Patrol will quite often stop behind me to block traffic, and I always say THANK YOU, I Really appreciate the help. Your lights help much more to get traffic to slow down, and move over. People just, do not respect the amber lights that road maintenance, and towing uses. I try to stop to block, or direct traffic if I see another tower, or motorist in a bad/dangerous situation. Keep aware, and stay safe out there.
  6. I like it. You could grease it, and it might actually swivel. I would prefer a solid nut, but I'm sure it has been tested to a safety factor.
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