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Man oh man! This Jerr-Dan is spoiling me with the reach. We didn’t spin but we got it, old school.















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Started at the bottom, now I’m here


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In all due respect to tow companies that have rotators, in the big picture of the towing and recovery industry, to me, rotators aren't, "old school". Recoveries like this are common in small, rural towns where roadways are narrow and windy. And, there are many, many, many, rural tow companies that don't have the luxury of having rotators in their Mom n' Pop fleets'. For small companies that don't have rotators or available big rigs, competent training for these kinds of "over-the-rail" recoveries should be taught ... that's old school.


In my CHP light-duty recovery classes, towers are taught how-to recover old school especially when rotators aren't available or respond from a considerable distance away. My photo simply shows two competitor companies working together to get the job done when rotators aren't available. (The cones represent a Jersey Wall or crash rail). Especially when casualty vehicles are totalled like the one shown above, two wreckers, working side-by-side gets the job done in the same amount of time. If you're company has rotator equipment, keep that monster working. But, if you don't have a rotator, the same recovery can be worked with light-duty wreckers and competent operator skills.       R.


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Randall C. Resch

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