10 Aug Pullin’ out the oil field trucks
Thank you God, for the rain. We got just over three inches of rain in four days. We still need more, but every bit counts!
Rain has made our Oklahoma dirt roads sloppy. These slick roads result in getting into the ditch. Local oil field trucks were having a tough time. One driver slid into the ditch and was really stuck. They called a tow truck, but he weighed around 40,000 pounds. The tow truck driver slid into the ditch on the opposite side of the road.
A third truck was called, and he was also in the ditch.
We were called in to save the day nearly 48 hours later. By the time we arrived the tow trucks were out, but the oil truck was still stuck. We brought in our grain cart tractor to assist. We had him out in 30 minutes. Not too shabby!
Unloading and getting ready.
After our little excursion we loaded up, and headed to the second call.
When we arrived stuck seemed like an understatement. The frame of the truck was on the ground, the wheels were free spinning, and with a full load he weighed about 60,000 pounds. This was a challenge.
First step: unload.
The front end of our tractor actually came off of the ground about six inches. Dan was taught well from my Daddy, doing everything by the book. He backed up, put weight on the tractor by lifting up the front of the truck a bit with the three point, then proceeded to pull him out. It was not easy, but in the end we were successful.
Be safe and God bless!
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