carl4tow
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January 5th, 2015, 4:42 am #11

I can't figure out how the front wheels are still on the ground
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January 5th, 2015, 5:36 pm #12

I am surprised that he can successfully tow that truck, but his flatbed tow truck is front heavy, which is probably what makes it physically possible.

Unless he has an escort vehicle to the rear that we can't see, that would be illegal in Texas, because there are no working tail lights mounted on the tow.

(I found an interesting law in Texas saying that only the last vehicle in a convoy is required to have working tail lights. So theoretically, a rear escort vehicle could substitute for working tail lights on the tow.)
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January 8th, 2015, 6:32 am #13

wow thats just not safe and abuse of equipment i like ron white said you cant fix stupid
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January 10th, 2015, 2:44 pm #14

I'm surprised that the wheel lift would lift that weight in the first place. ? is it an illusion or in picture #1 is the bed flexing really badly. The thing that blows me away the most is that the front wheels of the f-650 are still on the ground. This is what I would call a great example of  "Stab & Steer" Stab the brake , the nose come back to the ground {for a short period of time} Turn in the direction you would like to go in, and repeat as many times as you need. P.S. and hope no other vehicles are in your way. Really great to see another Steering Wheel Holder @ work.
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January 11th, 2015, 10:27 pm #15

Silverhawk hit the nail on the head. In the realm of criminal negligence, consider the mechanical outcome of action versus reaction if this carrier was forced into a panic stop situation. Action; the load's weight pushes the carrier's wheel-lift down toward's the pavement raising the front wheels. Reaction: when the carrier's front end raises in a panic stop, maintaining an ability to steer (retain steering control) or any means to brake cleanly (stop) would be totally eliminated.  This technique is neither reasonable nor prudent as would be asked by jury and judge. Escort or not, this load is completely illegal and cops should enforce such flagrant towing violations. Try explaining that one in a wrongful death scenario. So, I guess the question is ... why do towers continue to take these kinds of risks?
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carl4tow
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January 11th, 2015, 11:52 pm #16

why you ask I see it all the time it's I have a tow truck if it fits it ships gave me 25 bucks were good and if you say anything they tell you don't tell me how to do my job 
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January 12th, 2015, 4:00 am #17

I'll just say I am hoping this was just a case of the driver pulling the disabled truck a few hundred feet off the main road and into a parking lot to be loaded by another more capable tow unit.
Alan Moore - Westerville, OH
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March 4th, 2018, 11:00 pm #18

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