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Buddy called to help with a recovery

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by repo_man62, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    It's slicker'n snot on a greased door knob here. Buddy of mine called me to help get it out.
    BTW...The truck NEVER touched the trailer it almost slid into! And yes...that IS a load of LONG steel!

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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2007
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    nice, so how did you get it off without hitting the other truck??
     
  3. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    More pics....he was crawling into a filling station and it just started sliding.

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  4. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Wrapped a chain around the tow hook BEHIND the bumper and slid it away from the trailer VERY slowly!
     
  5. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    man bob good job there why couldnt the first truck just pull away
     
  6. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    It was a DROPPED trailer!:cry: :realmad: Couldn't have got back under it anyways. I was about to go barefoot to get traction!
     
  7. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    well i guess its every tow truck drivers dream to drive one of them (atleast its mine) but until then i get enough action with regular vehicle wrecks
     
  8. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    FYI You could NOT have got a (Kitty) hair between the mirror and that piece of steel.
     
  9. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    With the way my health is right now...I was like a cat eatin' sh!t being able to do this!
    Funny thing is...I'm good friends with the driver of the semi too! He had called my wrecker buddy(who told him it'd be an hour)
    then called me as I was talking to my wrecker buddy asking me to come help! I told him I'd already been dispatched to save his A$$.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2007
  10. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    what did you used to drive?
     
  11. repo_man62

    repo_man62 Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    18 wheelers & Heavy Duty Wreckers like this one...used to have my own towing and recovery company.
    In fact...on this semi's maiden voyage...I got to drive it to Tulsa and back.It's an '07 Pete
     
  12. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
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  13. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    the company across the street from us just got an 06 or 07 378 pete with the new vulcan v70 on it the had an older international that the were rolling a trailer back over and they got it up and the driver told the trucker to hold on while he unhooked but he thought he said go so he started to pull away and rolled the int on her side so they went out and bought a brand new one. our company doesnt deal with big rigs but i wished we would