What did you WINCH with your Gladiator today?

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Yikes....glad no one was hurt.
Also, nice wheels, and I’m jealous of anyone with palm trees in their backyard 🙂
Thank you. That's the front yard.

We have citrus, Hibiscus, and Bird of Paradise in the back yard. Don't be too jealous though:

We only got 12" of sun yesterday...

 

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I spent a lot of years as a towing and recovery operator, and you definitely do your best with what you have at your disposal.
A buddy of mine was a towing and recovery operator on Alligator Alley in the late 80s when it was 2 lanes through the Everglades for 60 miles and a canal on each side.



Some of the horror stories he told...
 

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A buddy of mine was a towing and recovery operator on Alligator Alley in the late 80s when it was 2 lanes through the Everglades for 60 miles and a canal on each side.



Some of the horror stories he told...
It is an extremely interesting line of work, but the ever present human tragedy element is difficult at times.
 

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It is an extremely interesting line of work, but the ever present human tragedy element is difficult at times.
I worked several years in a business that did 24/7/365 towing for the state patrol and local police.
Yes, I agree - it's the human factor. When you impound a van for the state - was found abandoned along I80, and a few days later, well, I'm glad I wasn't working that day.
 


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I worked several years in a business that did 24/7/365 towing for the state patrol and local police.
Yes, I agree - it's the human factor. When you impound a van for the state - was found abandoned along I80, and a few days later, well, I'm glad I wasn't working that day.
Yup, towing for law enforcement can definitely add an emotionally tough element to the job. I’ve got a ton of stories, that’s for sure.
 

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Also, I know I should have attached to the low side in the first picture but the muffler was in the way.
I'm always trying to learn more about recovery techniques. Would the low side have been preferred just to get the ass end out of the ditch?
 

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Not literally today, but a couple of weeks ago I was able to help a nice family that was stuck near the Columbia Icefields between Jasper and Banff.
I put my front wheels on rolled up sections of chain so I had some grip on the icy road, and used a snatch block.

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You go with your double-line pull!
Surprised we don't see more of this.
I've committed to only doing double and triple line pulls with remote anchor points where possible for all but the lightest recoveries.
 

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I watch that dude all the time. I was just curious why you would have preferred it.
My kids make me google “Jeep Recovery Lizzy” They love the Matt’s recovery videos, but refuse to watch the ones without Lizzy.

 

 
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