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Can't get a tow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sschario, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. sschario

    sschario Member
    Messages: 44

    My truck broke down last night. After I gave up on the parking lot repairs, I tried to get a tow truck to take it home. One of the bigger local tow companies told me that they could not handle anything with a plow. Period. They have a variety of modern equipment and I can't believe they would just pass it up. Is there something that I am missing?

    I am still going to try and find someone that will tow it in the future, because I do not want to be stuck like that again. I had to pull it home with my Suburban and a strap.
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    I don't understand that i have seen many trucks being towed on a flat bed/ramp truck with a plow still on the truck.
  3. Rob

    Rob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 306

    That happened to a buddy of mine as well, ended up leaving the plow in one of the customers driveway in order to get the tow.
  4. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    When my Superduty was towed a couple weeks ago, the driver never had a problem. He hooked onto the rear wheels, lifted the plow and secured the chain and away we went.
  5. tovoninc

    tovoninc Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    My truck wouldn't start a few weeks ago in the driveway (luckily, my driveway) and I called a two truck. The plow was at the front of the truck but not attached. He showed up, saw the plow and told me he couldn't tow it. I told him that is was detached but too heavy to pull away from the truck. He then agreed to take it. May just be a preference on not towing it with all the extra length.