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Topic Originally Create by Wildwood Mike in April of 2006:


Recieved a call from one of our customers stating they had a International boom truck on its side in their yard. I responded with our 98 pete 9055 and my uncle responded in his medium duty gmc. I arrived and found the truck tipped over with the boom resting on the reel they were moving. It wasn't all the way on its side because the boom landed on the reel and there she sat. I hooked up to it to upright it with the lines going through snatch blocks off the stiff legs to give it a low pull. My uncle ran a strap around the base of the boom turrit to catch it with the medium duty, with the boom extended we knew it would come over slow anyway but better safe then sorry. I started to upright it just enough to unhook the reel from the boom and then brought it all the way over. Everything went real smooth.











There are definitely people put on this earth to make us look good, some just do it better than others.


auto rescue said:

Thank you for the pictures and story line.


Ed Barker said:

Great job,Thanks for sharing.


Rotator60 said:

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Scott Hedgcoth


Underdog said:

Great looking trucks. Looks like it went real smooth, good job.
Stay safe, Rich.
Underdog Truck Service


wmjohn991095 said:

Nice job. Looks like the onle thing that happened to the truck was some fluid loss. Thanks for the pics.http://www.underdogtruckservice.com/logos/web-banner-hoag2.jpg
Always Bet on the Underdog!


Wildwood Mike said:

Yes, the only thing wrong with the truck was a little hyd. fluid loss and a flat spot on the boom extension where it landed on the reel.There are definately people put on this earth to make us look good, some just do it better than others.


Bighook18 said:

That is as close to going over as I have ever seen!!

Thanks for the pics, nice job and story.


Todd Pell


pttowguy said:

Great job & pics!



WM010544 said:

Very good job and a very nice Pete, as well!Ant


Waffco Joe said:

Thanks for posting,Great job,Joe http://www.waffco.net/


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