Dodge Charger And Lifted Ram Show Us How Not To Remove A Stranded Vehicle On Florida Beach

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We used to have a small local off road club, and at some point required substantial tow hooks. At least one in front, either hook or shackle, and at least one in rear, or at least a ball hitch.

We used nylon ropes A LOT and in fact my old "getting rotten" nylon rope was just replaced about 3 years ago by a piece I bought off the internet. Not strap. ROPE. NYLON rope

The evolution of that requirement came after a non club member friend (out of town) of another member was on an outing and had got stuck in a small creek. He hooked up the the rope and somehow no one noticed that he had used a CHAIN AND A BOLT. The guy pulling had a chev swapped early Bronco with a cage, tailgate, and "topless." The bolt broke, the rope and chain rocketed towards the Bronco. We saw later that it bounced off the top of the tailgate, bounced off the cage in at least one spot, and then hit him in the head. He was "woozy" for several minutes. Back then we knew nothing of hidden / delayed skull fractures, but evidently he had none, as he was OK

Obviously THAT could have had a much worse outcome.
 

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And this? THIS is the classic "how to break sh$$" About 1:25 if you are impatient......

 

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I don't know at what point in history it became "cool" to put street tires on a 4WD, but that's what you get for bein stupid.
 

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Amateurs. Those large diameter rims and short sidewall tires are not only ugly, but also ineffective for almost anything but street use.

A proper tow rope needs to be connected to both vehicles on parts that can handle the forces involve when the towing vehicle accelerates away from the towed vehicle with about 10 feet of slack before the tow line tightens. The inertia of the front vehicle's momentum will pop the towed vehicle right out of the holes it is stuck in. I've seen a pick-up tug another truck pulling a huge trailer out of the sand many times. The tow rope acts just like a giant rubber band.
 

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There is no air in those elastic band tires to air down. Foot print - ya need a bigger foot print to move on sand.

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We used to have a small local off road club, and at some point required substantial tow hooks. At least one in front, either hook or shackle, and at least one in rear, or at least a ball hitch.

We used nylon ropes A LOT and in fact my old "getting rotten" nylon rope was just replaced about 3 years ago by a piece I bought off the internet. Not strap. ROPE. NYLON rope

The evolution of that requirement came after a non club member friend (out of town) of another member was on an outing and had got stuck in a small creek. He hooked up the the rope and somehow no one noticed that he had used a CHAIN AND A BOLT. The guy pulling had a chev swapped early Bronco with a cage, tailgate, and "topless." The bolt broke, the rope and chain rocketed towards the Bronco. We saw later that it bounced off the top of the tailgate, bounced off the cage in at least one spot, and then hit him in the head. He was "woozy" for several minutes. Back then we knew nothing of hidden / delayed skull fractures, but evidently he had none, as he was OK

Obviously THAT could have had a much worse outcome.
Yep, we had a guy that worked for our company get a severe skull injury, become pretty much a vegetable and die years later from a similar accident. He was using shackles and a nylon sling (strap as most people call them) to pull a pipe with a tractor. The pipe got caught on a culvert, the sling stretched like a rubber band and the shackle broke at the pipe end. You guessed it, it shot right into his melon. That video was nerve racking to watch with all those bystanders.
 

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It can cost so much to be stupid. Call a tow professional and let them do their job, THE COST is so much less.
 
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Amateurs. Those large diameter rims and short sidewall tires are not only ugly, but also ineffective for almost anything but street use.

A proper tow rope needs to be connected to both vehicles on parts that can handle the forces involve when the towing vehicle accelerates away from the towed vehicle with about 10 feet of slack before the tow line tightens. The inertia of the front vehicle's momentum will pop the towed vehicle right out of the holes it is stuck in. I've seen a pick-up tug another truck pulling a huge trailer out of the sand many times. The tow rope acts just like a giant rubber band.
Probably look as good and have as much rubber on the wheel with a condom stretched over.
 

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Yep, we had a guy that worked for our company get a severe skull injury, become pretty much a vegetable and die years later from a similar accident. He was using shackles and a nylon sling (strap as most people call them) to pull a pipe with a tractor. The pipe got caught on a culvert, the sling stretched like a rubber band and the shackle broke at the pipe end. You guessed it, it shot right into his melon. That video was nerve racking to watch with all those bystanders.
Saskatchewan farmer went to drag a bale out for the cows. Freezing rain a week prior had that bale frozen down hard. He had a chain with a slip hook around the bale. Tried just pulling but not enough traction, so he backed up a bit and took a bit of a run at it. Chain broke. He said he looked for the hook for 15 minutes in the snow. Finally just tied the chain and got the bale moved. Had to cut and remove the bale twine and put the tractor away. -25F out. Came in the house and his wife yelled to get down, someone is shooting. She was cowering behind a chair and the picture window was smashed. He found the hook on the floor behind the couch and a dent in the wall. Wife must have been hiding for a half hour.
 
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