I wish someone would've had a camera.....

TheBac

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Length of "track": 1/4 mile
"Track" conditions: 6" snow -- slippery
Gear: 3rd, 4wdHigh
Wheel speed: 50mph
RPM: 3000-3200
Ground speed: ~10mph
EGT: 1200-ish*
Tuning: stock-ish ;)

"Sled" weight: ~30,000lbs

"Sled":
53ft UPS tractor trailer combo


One of my co-workers in a tractor/trailer combo got stuck down the road from the building. Rounded a corner and lost momentum. He couldn't get traction in the snow on the road's slight incline. He needed to have something pulling him in order to keep moving up the incline.
Another co-worker tried pulling him with his Chevy gasser 4x4 with no luck. I asked if I could give it a whirl. ;) Manager had a large towstrap, so we hooked up, easied into it and away we went.

It looked like a slow-motion sledpull. :hehe: Funny as all hell. Few minutes later, we got to the top of the incline, and the tow strap let go right then. I even barked the charger, just like at a pull.....

God, I had so much fun. :roflmao::roflmao:
 
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TheBac

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Honest to God, it was awesome just creeping along up the road hooked to a semi while other cars passed us. :roflmao:
I havent had that much fun in BBT in a long while.
 

minisub

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Tom, the mind's eye is all the camera you need.

You'll replay it for a long time and smile at each of them. :thumb:
 

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