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Old 03-27-2017, 04:24 PM
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Tow truck: Gone in 60 seconds.

https://youtu.be/brOGiCsSOvU

Never seen a tow truck than can lift from the side like this. Pretty cool.

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Old 03-28-2017, 12:08 AM
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Cool! Wish I had one of those! It appears he did not lash the car down at all.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:28 PM
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Those types of trucks seem to be common in Europe where the streets are narrow.
I witnessed a repo once. Our building's landlord was behind and her dodge charger was parked outside. Truck came in, backed up and lifted the rear and took off. He was in and out in seconds.
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Those types of trucks seem to be common in Europe where the streets are narrow.
I witnessed a repo once. Our building's landlord was behind and her dodge charger was parked outside. Truck came in, backed up and lifted the rear and took off. He was in and out in seconds.
Yep, there's a tow company here in Dallas that does mainly repo work. They were located near my old hobby shop so I would recognize them seem when I saw them.

They once picked up a car at my office building. The guy did a fly by to figure out where the car was and then came back 10 minutes later to hook it up and take off. I think he took about 15 seconds. The get the car out first and then park somewhere else to strap it down.

The guys who work there are all adrenaline junkies. Some of the trucks have bullet holes.
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Used cars have had GPS trackers for a while. Remote shutdown is included now. Lawsuits are filed because the cars with late payments are disabled.

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