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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingMarch 20 - March 26, 2019
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Over the Rail and in the Swamp

0 3fb26By Will Cain

This was a police call for a car that went over the guardrail and landed in a wetland swamp. The call came in as we were at the shop prepping to head home for the night.

We considered taking our heavy or a crane out, but just finished the rebuild on our 1996 Chevy 3500HD/No-Mar eight-ton and wanted to try it out. It was paired with a 2002 Ford F-550/Jerr-Dan eight-ton.

We choose to run a K strap through the wheels because it was a muddy mess and we didn't want to have to clean straps afterwards.

Each wrecker was used to side winch the car to the railing before we stopped the road traffic to do the lift up and over the railing to the road.

Once it was parallel with the railing, the K straps were rigged to all four wheels.

The booms were extended and over the top for both units, front and rear.

Lines were tightened to get the vehicle level, and then the booms raised to clear the casualty over the railing.

Once clear, the two trucks were driven forwards to lower the unit to the roadway.

A waiting carrier grabbed the load so we could clear the roadway quickest.

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Will Cain of Chesapeake Service Centers is a certified WreckMaster 6/7 and Master Tech.
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