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Old 06-01-2013, 08:49 PM
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At my marina yesterday, we picked up a 36' double-masted sailboat on land to launch it. After some heavy rain in the previous days, the ground was a bit soft and the rear (non-driven) tires of the lift sunk down slightly causing them to act as anchors. The lift would just not move with the 17 ton boat in the slings. We tried an old John Deere tractor we own (which is a pretty stout machine) to try and help the lift, but no luck. Then my co-worker brought over his '97 RAM 2500 RCLB 4x4 (5.9L) He hooked up to the lift in 4-low, and without so much as a spin of the tires, pulled the 30 ton lift with 17 ton boat straight out of the rut!! We all thought it was pretty damn amazing!!
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Sweet. Please tell me you have that on video.
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Sweet. Please tell me you have that on video.
Alas, no. We were all pissed off and sweating like pigs, so no one was in a pic taking mood!
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what tires are on the ram?
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BFG's....... They are of stock size, and the truck is bone-stock!
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Thats why they are called Rams. I tow out logs with mine. Put 2,500 lbs in the bed and low range 4wd, it's scary how hard it will pull, I've broken freshly cut maple logs 16" dia in half and parted off 15,000 lb test dacron tow line many times. My 10,000 lb Case tractor won't pull 10% of what the Ram will tow.
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OK !!
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OK !!
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If we get anymore rain, I may just get the opportunity, Tom!
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That would of truly been something to see......Well you never know......
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Nice, love it, but ya, video would of been so cool.
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