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On the rocks.

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Had a call for a Subaru stuck on a rock at the end of a 90 degree corner, and a very tight driveway. 

first I brought out our F550 (that is our go to recovery truck) but I could barley make the 90 degree curve in that truck. Being the only on call driver that day and with other calls pending I waited till next day to do the job and brought out our smaller F450. 

That also gave me time to come up with some ideas on having a successful recovery. 

Decided I would attempt to sling the front end due to the fact I couldn’t get my boom in the right spot to lift the drivers front. 

I used blocking to help spread the load evenly arose the front end and raised the car off the rocks. Placed the car in N with the parking break set then proceeded to turn my truck tires hard left to bring the front of the casualty away from the rock. After I turned all I could I ran my passenger cable to a tree and snatch block than to the passenger rear tire to clear the rock the rest of the way. 

After getting my rigging cleaned up i released the parking break on the casualty and simply backed the car to level ground. 


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Lol, My Son in law Trent was taking care of the towing while my wife & I were out galavanting across the country. Im thinking maybe I work 3 weeks & vacation the rest of the year, the towing was in good hands while we were away.

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Hello from sunny (when its not raining) Orcas Island

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