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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-20-2009, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Stuck in sand at the beach!

Not me! I pulled a guy out who was buried to the door frames at the beach yesterday. Two others tried to pull him out with limited success, but then I hooked on with my F350 and pulled him out in reverse. There was quite a crowd watching, and a loud applause at the end. I felt great, he felt silly.

So this is the second time that I pulled out a stuck truck with my 350. Here on Long Island, we can air down our tires and drive/camp on the ocean beaches.

I was telling my wife I should get a set of stickers made, and each time I pull someone out, I put another sticker on my truck (like fighter jets after making a kill).

What should the sticker be? An anchor? A tow truck hook?

I could see this "fad" really taking off with the amount of beach 4 wheelers out here.

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Had a similar experience on Cape Cod this spring. A guy with a Jeep CJ tried to bring his boat/boat trailer down a very deep rutted access trail with regular boat trailer wheels and tires... he got stuck. A Jeep Wagoneer pulled in nose first and tried to pull them out in reverse... he got stuck. I hooked onto the wagoneer, pulled him out, disconnected the trailer and pulled the CJ out then connected the boat and trailer to my Super Duty. I dragged the trailer on it's axle all the way to the beach. There were no crowds to cheer but all the participants were very thankful. It is a pretty nice feeling!

Now that I think about it, we left before they did so I don't know how they got the trailer off the beach... oh well.

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make it an anchor. that could be the universal sticker for i snatched someone out.


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make it an anchor. that could be the universal sticker for i snatched someone out.
I don't know, people may think that's how many times you were married.

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I don't know, people may think that's how many times you were married.

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How about a life ring with the make in the middle?

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maybe a silhouete of a tow truck, well maybe not....what about the silhouete of a tow boom and the make of the vehicle rescued......or the initials T.A.R.=Tow and Rescue

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Be careful because pride goeth before the fall. Everyone gets stuck and has to ask for help to get out. So far I have only been stuck 3 times this year. Once in the snow in a 3500 Ram and was pulled out by our Excursion. Once in the mud in our Excursion and was pulled out by a rough terrain forklift and once in the mud in our bobcat and was pulled out by our backhoe.
I also encouraged our operator to drive his backhoe across a filled in reserve pit and he buried it. It did convince the company hand it was too wet to dig and we had to wait for 2 or 3 hours for one of our other backhoes to come and pull it out. It happens so often out here that it is not a big deal and all equipment has either a chain, strap or rope to pull out stuck vehicles. We have only pulled out 3 semis in the last week, so our average is going down.
Also I wouldn't pull stuck vehicles out in reverse as trucks are meant to pull going forward and if you have an auto it probably won't be happy pulling in reverse. That and you are taking all the weight off the rear end and putting a lot of stress on the front end. But it is your truck so do what you like.

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Now I bleed Ford blue however we Superduty owners best not crow too much. I pulled this beautiful black SD out with my Samurai:





The person taking the pic failed to take a pic of the two big holes that the back wheels of the SD left. He would probably never have got stuck had he aired down. LOL.


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He would probably never have got stuck had he aired down. LOL.
The SDs will go just fine with about 10psi in the front and about 7 psi in the back. Up in Silver Lake, MI, there are a few of the SDs and I know of at least one Chevy 2500 diesel that run the dunes regularly. Air pressure is key to driving in the soft sand.
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I know somwone who could've used you guys in Puerto Lobos, Mexico. Left the truck out too long at low tide, then buried it in a panic as the water was lapping at the axles. The tide comes in fast on the Sea of Cortez, and it can be as much as 30 feet at times. Needless to say the truck dissapeared in short order. At least it was just a gasser.


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Your trans. is not made to pull in reverse. You might hurt it. Something to do with the drive ratio? I would use low forward gear. Tim

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