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off truck two, it was attached to the very rear of the scrapper to help steer the unit as it was winched backwards. At this point, the drag winch off truck one was disconnected from the rear frame of the front half of the scrapper. The main winch line was left attached on the neck. The drag winch off truck two was attached in the previous location of the drag winch of truck one was after truck two was pulled forward. Truck three was repositioned one hundred feet away from the rear of the scrapper. The winch lines were reattached to the previous attachment point. With all of the operators working

together, the unit was winched further back into the field. As the unit came back, the boom on truck one was rotated counter-clockwise to keep it in line with the scrapper’s neck. At the point, the front wheels were entirely on the field off the bank, the winch line off truck one was unhooked from the scrapper. Truck two and three winched the unit until it was in the location the owner wanted it. The Stockton crew broke down all of the rigging, putting it back on the correct truck. The recovery trucks were returned back to their transport mode. At this time, all units cleared the scene returning to their assigned terminal.

Using a small boat was the safest way to get the rigging, rigger, and winch lines attached to the scrapper.

Work the non-traffic side - Stay Safe!

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