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thought i would post a few pictures of these two incidents.The dustcart driver lost control at about 06.00hrs today.His truck weighes approx 26t,the lane was very narrow and the tarmac not much more than a thin covering.The rotator legs could only be extended a couple of feet,so very little stability there.A lot of fairly complex riging changes were required to complete the recovery without the embarassment of putting our own truck in there aswell.:oops:





































This happened on saturday afternoon.The farmer decided that it was time to move his combine from one farm to another for storage.The brakes were needing attention,along with other remedial work they had planned for it.Unfortunately,it jumped out of gear going down the hill towards the farm house,:shock:
It was gaining speed and completely out of control when the driver decided to slow the combine down by running up the bank.Then the inevitable happened.:shake:















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http://www.mickgouldcommercials.com/Forum/viewforum.php?f=55
 

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What a fabulous way to spend your time -and someone gives you money for doing it:bigsmile:sweet ,bry
 

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What a fabulous way to spend your time -and someone gives you money for doing it:bigsmile:sweet ,bry
I was just thinking the same thing Bry.
I spent all day once watching a company jack a house up, slide a trailer under it and drive off down the road and they were being paid!

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When I drive down to our works at St Leonards I look over at your yard - how many recovery trucks have you got? - a fair old investment, that for sure - how far across the country do you travel with them?
 

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When I drive down to our works at St Leonards I look over at your yard - how many recovery trucks have you got? - a fair old investment, that for sure - how far across the country do you travel with them?
There are 9 heavy tow trucks,two transporters and the low loader.there arent many places that they dont go to.one is in italy at the moment and one will leave tonight for amsterdam.they have been as far as turkey and romania.
although they have a higher profile than the workshop,they couldnt survive without it.i still prefer the workshop than the recovery work,but its nice to be able to do both.
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Mick good post,..:tup: looking at the first one and the road it was on that could have happen to any of us, the camber of the road goes down wards to the field as well :eek:

See you got your own Forum too........ >> http://www.mickgouldcommercials.com/Forum/index.php..:D

Opps...............


With a Little bit of this too ......Poped that front wheel twice ......


Got to say your Forum a must for all of us and well worth a look ...

"What colour is red diesel ".......lol :lol:

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Mick

By all means tell me to mind my own business, what sort of money does a rescue like the dustcart come to?
 

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Great stuff Mick :tup: , hats off to you for creating a specialist company to serve a niche market ... it must have took some balls to make the initial outlay when you're buying equipment at that level .
 

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Great stuff Mick :tup: , hats off to you for creating a specialist company to serve a niche market ... it must have took some balls to make the initial outlay when you're buying equipment at that level .
Plus one :tup::tup:
 

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recovery work

I used to go out on jobs with my mate its amazing the situations that you come across,was always fascinated at the solutions used to get motors out of very weird situations.Always liked the big recovery rigs going back to diamond t's and all the aec matadors and scammels.I've got some pics of some well bent motors,I'll dig them out and post them.
The dustcart reminds me of when i was at B&Q the driver turned up to empty the skip into the back of the truck but as he pulled up we noticed something sticking through the top of the dustcart,it turned out to be a fork from a forklift,some:wanker:at the last B&Q he'd collected from had thrown some old worn down ones into the skip:shake: and when he'd compacted the load it had punched through the roof because it wouldn't bend!:pmsl:
 

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Hi Mick, any recent pictures of snow type rescues. Had a look at your website, and can't see any newish ones

And could you explain what exactly is the rotator, or is that a silly question?
 

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Its easy work might start doing it myself

OR MAYBE NOT



Easy just fish it out



Big truck little van



Nearly there Easy money



Are not exactly right



NEED BIGGER TACKLE NOW



Bigger and better should have used this the first time NOW ITS EASY



Looking good from here



Maybe leave it to the profesionals and stick to stacking shelves

LMAO

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OR MAYBE NOT



Easy just fish it out



Big truck little van



Nearly there Easy money



Are not exactly right



NEED BIGGER TACKLE NOW



Bigger and better should have used this the first time NOW ITS EASY



Looking good from here



Maybe leave it to the profesionals and stick to stacking shelves

LMAO

DC
might be photoshopped but made me chuckle :giggle:
 
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