Not A Simple Winchout! Burried Semi



In today’s video Trent Jr shows up to what sounded like a simple winchout but ended up being a little more complicated…
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Q: How big Is your rotator?
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33 thoughts on “Not A Simple Winchout! Burried Semi”

  1. Hell I sure wouldn’t of driven over that in the first place, I always walk on ahead when I see the ground isn’t so great ? Never got stuck thankfully

  2. Hello from the Southern Hemisphere. We're having winter here in Queensland, Australia it's not really cold but we've had some cool mornings lately. Soon be summer and we'll be working in the tropical heat.

  3. I used to "cheat" when winching-I'd keep the driver out and tie the steering wheel to the wind wing bar or the mirror bracket. Not overly strong,but if in 30 years I never broke anything. If you aren't dragging the truck sideways or something like that,it's a LOT easier than getting the customer to do what you SAY instead of what he THINKS you should do,judging from what he can see from the driver's seat. (Not nearly enough to make those decisions.) I don't envy you,out in that 126 degrees sun. Stay WELL hydrated,Brother.

  4. Prepare yourself for questions. How did you get into the heavy wrecker job? Also, how long have you been doing this? Is this the type of job that requires mostly experience? Final question, would you say it is a good paying job? (excluding YouTube revenue) After seeing this channel, I fell like it would be fun to be a tow trucker. 🙂

  5. I'm REALLY sad you guys don't sell merchandise. I'd buy a hat in a heart beat – and I'm in the midwest!

  6. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the rotator is capable of side loading at all? If not, the manufacturer should look into a design that could handle a side load. Then you could rotate out to the side to give a better pull angle rather than reposition the whole truck (especially if it's close quarters and can move the truck over!)

  7. Can you not fit the the freightliner pins the other way so the mouth is facing up? looks like it would make life easier. excellent video as always

  8. First off the dude in the truck was really no help to you it seems. He wasn't even really trying to put any effort into cranking that steering wheel to the right. I'm like yelling dude, put some muscle into it p*ssy! Then having his air breaks on while you were trying to wench him out. Falling asleeo while you were there to help him out, also he needs to know how to at least keep the window cracked so he could hear you. This dude was not the sharpest knife in the drawer. The times when I have needed a wench out I have tried to help out as much as I can to make things go smoother & also pay attention to what is going on.

    I know you busted ass with this wench out, great job Trent keep up the great work bud.

  9. Watching your rotator videos and others, all of the motions appear to be manually controlled. Do any of these trucks have programmable controls, where the operator can instruct the system rotate the arm ninety degrees, extend twenty, feet, and angle-up twenty degrees where the truck just automatically does this once the procedure is started?

    For actually moving a load obviously this would be a poor idea, but I could see it being convenient for getting an unloaded truck into the right configuration while the operator is working on rigging or other aspects of the job, provided no overhead clearance issues.

  10. Three hours, in that heat. Man, Death Valley at 120F, we were out for a total of 45 minutes divided in three segments. I cannot imagine how rough that must've felt.

  11. Do you ever go out in the 35ton anymore? You’re almost always in the rotator or tractor trailers now.

  12. Seems counter intuitive that you always "hook down" you've probably explained why many times? 🇬🇧 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  13. Honestly impressive, crazy hot weather but then that guy was not the brightest you say turn to the right and he turns to the left, you say fight it to the right you can see him just let it go and let it turn to the left if he didn’t physically turn it to the left himself, I sometimes don’t have patience for people like that and i would have been a little short on patience working in that kinda heat with someone who isn’t willing to help get himself out of something he could have prevented by checking the ground

  14. Awesome video Trent. You should get a mini freg. for the trucks with gold water and stuff when it`s that hot it be wound needed

  15. Why are those tow hooks not open to the top, rather than open to the bottom, so straps will not fall out? I asked this same question on another Video, but did not get a reply.

  16. What type of CDL do you need to drive one of those bad boys, I'm assuming a class A due to the weight?

  17. OK I'll say it…what an idiot keeps his brakes on while pulling..then he's just going to sit in the A/C while you do all the work…people like him make me wonder about some drivers..wait till he sees that bill…3 resets and 2 pulls..hope you bill them accordingly..

  18. Creative solution to the problem that you were presented. Pays to know all the possible ways to deploy your equipment. Great job. Another hot and sunny day in the CV. 👍☀

  19. Liked the comment at the around the 22 minute mark to the girlfriend? I'll be done in 10-15 minutes almost an hour of video of later probably well over a hour in person. Life of a tow truck driver lol

  20. Dang he really got stuck in there good job for getting them out. Always remember to stay cool and drink a lot of water.

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