We all know how to get a stuck truck unstuck, right? You hook up your tow strap or your winch cable and haul away. Well … sometimes it’s not that easy. First of all, you have to make sure that your strap is long enough to reach the stuck truck and keep your rig on solid ground so it does not become stuck in the mud too. You also have to make sure your truck has enough power and traction on the stable surface it is biting into in order to rescue the rig that is stranded in the muck.
If you are using a winch for the rescue effort you want to make sure you are using it correctly and safely — that no people are standing in a position of danger should the cable break or what ever the winch cable and hook are attached to breaks lose. Revving up the engine just a few notches above idle is also a good idea to help pump extra electrical power to the winch during the rescue operation. Making sure the vehicle doing the winching is properly planted or blocked so the winch does not draw it toward the stranded vehicle is also a good idea.
However, a couple of things are extremely important to the successful and safe rescue of a stuck truck, as you will plainly see when watching the video above. One of them is to be sure that the rescue vehicle is pulling (in the event you are using a tow or snatch strap) or winching in a direction that is as close to possible to inline with the stuck vehicle’s front or rear end, and that the front wheels of the stuck vehicle are pointed toward (as best as possible) the direction it’s being pulled by the rescue vehicle.
However, as everybody knows (except the two parties involved in this rescue), the single most important thing to be sure of during any stuck truck rescue is to make sure that the point on the stuck truck to which your tow strap or winch cable and hook are attached to is positively a sturdy and secure one. Sit back, watch, and enjoy this deliciously funny video.