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Recovering cars from vertical ditches


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Need some help. I got called out in my rollback to winch out a car that went into a ditch and it was a freshly cut high volume trench style ditch. Think 3' deep with vertical cut walls. I couldn't get the car to come out without causing damage. As soon as 1 tire would come up the whole weight of the undercarriage is on the lip of the ditch. It's like the car is behind a guardrail. I gave up and had the people call a wrecker to lift it. Is there a way to use a rollback to recover these accidents while minimizing damage? 

 

I know the damage isn't assessed until the car is out of the ditch but in this case the car seemed fine with minor damage sitting down in the hole. 

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Deep ditches you need to pull from the side or it'll never come out. It'll just keep walking down the ditch. If you have a tree on the opposite ditch hook you a block and pull it out. If nothing on opposite side to hook too when I'm in a rollback and get a call like that I hook the block on the rear far side of the bed and back beside it and pull it up out the ditch.

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