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OT:used my deuce and a half to free a crane!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mcinfantry, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. mcinfantry

    mcinfantry 1/2 ton status

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    i was at the circus today and my phone started ringing off the hook. my buddy calls and says his crane is stuck. he let me use the crane for free to remove, and re-install the deuce bed. i owed him. he says bring the deuce, the m715 wont do it.

    i take my kids home and show up to see a 36000# crane buried to the AXLES! i grabbed my three snatchblocks (60ea @ sam winer) and some chain.

    i get there, and its on the front and rear pumpkin. no way to pull it, heck the outriggers were buried too!!! and they were UP! 36000x3= 108000lbs !!!

    i chain off to an oak, via the rear pintle. hook up two snatch blocks to the crane, one to me... then back. start pulling and break the chain. quadruple it up and try again. put the winch in low, and lean over below the firewall in case the cable pops. 1000rpm and i pulled it out!!! wow was i impressed!

    before you say "need pics" i posted them! sorry i dont have more, i was winching!


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  2. joez

    joez 1/2 ton status

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    Thats awesome :D
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Wow. If I had a bigger place, I'd have an M35... but umm, yeah.

    Wow.

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  4. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    what I learned in combat engineers-throw a couple of sandbags on those cables in case they do break-good pull!
     
  5. darkshadow

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    couldent he have use the crain's hook to pull him self out to that oak?

    yeah i would have been hideing as far low as i could get and still drive the truck, i sure woulent want to get that chain in the face.!!!!!
     
  6. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Great job! And the pictures are great too!:grin:
     
  7. BowtieBlazer

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    They tried self recovery with the boone for 4hrs! including bringing in almost a yard of sand to try and get traction..... the outriggers buried, once those were unstuck, the boone even with a 40ft reach could not recover the digging it had already done... the big oak was a little too far away
     
  8. darkshadow

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    could have been worse
     
  9. tiger9297

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    That is awesome. I have always been impressed with those trucks. Just out of curiosity......what do you use it for? Is it just a toy or do you work with it?
     
  10. mcinfantry

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    toy, just like my m715
     

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