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Pulling someone out of snow...what gear, what point to tow from?
OK, here we go...
Today in PA we had a freakish freezing rain this morning. Everyone was sliding off the road. I had a few buddys call and ask to be pulled out of ditches. Was fine because of ice melted but they slide off the road good.
These were all just lightweight cars so wasn't a big deal. I just used my tow strap and pulled them out with my front hooks.
1) What do you use to pull? chain, tow strap, something else?
2) Where do you tie to when pulling someone out? front hooks (I don't think you get as much traction), put something into the reciever (2" ball, pintle hook, something else), anywhere else?
3) What gear do you use? I put it in 4x4 low and 1 on my automatic.
4) I now have a TW chip with Daily, Tow, heavy tow, street, extreme. I usually drive in daily. Should I put it in something else to help get more torque to pull someone out of a ditch?
I have seen videos of guys using their f250 and f350 pulling out a semi with a trailer that just slid into some mush and was stuck. That is the kind of stuff I want to be able to do. Just would like to know the gears, hookup point, correct chip setting, etc. before the situation ever comes up.
"Late" 99 F250
Crew Cab, Short Box
Straight piped (no muffler but rest of exhaust stock), 35" BFG A/T
DIY NAPA 6637 Intake
Zoodad mod (my version of it)
NOW NEED WW b/c TW is giving me turbo surge
Exhaust System with Down Pipe and muffler (to help pass PA inspection)