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Back up to the disabled unit allowing 3-4 feet between units. Get out and check the alignment. Install grade 70 20 foot chains by "basketing" the entire area suspension of the disabled truck. Attach chains to the inside of the frames, going down between the brake cam and the axle to pick up both rear axles of the towed unit. One chain on each side will provide enough length to use the remaining chain for safety loops. Once both chains are hooked to the towed unit, pull the remaining chain to the back of the towed unit.

Return to the tow tractor and back up to within 1" to 2" of the towed unit. Hook up the tow chains by taking up the slack and hooking into the Pro-Tote lifting bar hooks. Be sure that the chains will not damage components on the disabled truck. Using the electric/hydraulic boom simply pick up the towed unit.




While fifth wheel wreckers are generally designed to tow rear to rear a frontal lift on a semi-tractor can safely be accomplished as well as a recovery of a school bus, straight truck, etc. In these cases a minimum amount of towing experience would be helpful and rest assured the Pro-Totes are designed to be more than equal to the task.


 

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