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Some "Night Moves" With A Bucket Truck...

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Had a good one the other night. Utility truck went back a private rd through the woods to a Log Cabin to repair the cable TV and slid off the road. He kept trying until it got in to the trees and did some damage to the truck...then I guess they didn't have a choice...





Pics don't do the hill justice... It was pretty steep and ice under the snow...





It slid sideways in to the tree which made the only option was to extract it sideways...




Ran a line from a tree to pull it sideways and a 2 part line to the rear to bring it up the hill...





It tore the driveway up pretty good but I didn't have a lot of choice. My "Spade" attachment hooks to the bottom of the boom and works great but then the boom couldn't be raised up for some vertical lift. I had to use it though since I was pulling more then my wrecker weighed.




Once it was strait, I hooked the other line on the back to help bring it up the hill. Pulled the wrecker up & over the hill so we could winch it to level ground...




Got him out with no further damage to the truck which was new. Driveway was a little tore up but the Utility company was going to deal with that. Then I followed the guys back out to the main road which was basically the equivalent of a sleigh ride to Grandma's... I wasn't to impressed with the bridge at the end but we didn't have any choice since it was the only way in...





I enjoy doing work with the little truck & being the "Under Dog" on the job...it's challenging.



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