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How not to rescue your truck from a frozen lake - Click above to watch video after the jump

There's a reason tow truck drivers charge so much money for their talents. Extricating a vehicle from a sticky situation is an art that requires more skill than simply knowing where to hook the cables and what lever to pull. If you aren't extremely careful, you can easily turn a bad situation worse just by applying too much force in the wrong area at the wrong time. Need proof? Have a look at the video after the jump. The clip shows a poor GMC Sierra capsized on a frozen lake and the ensuing attempt to get it back on its feet.

Rather than enlist the assistance of a qualified tow truck operator, the helpful hands on scene apparently decided to take matters into their own hands with a little boost from a piece of heavy equipment. Unfortunately, the truck had other ideas. Hit the jump to see what happens for yourself. Just be warned, there's a lot of swearing on the video that's completely NSFW.

[Source: Streetfire]


Tow Truck Folds Truck In Half


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I love how the dude driving the tow car just keeps going. They shoulda pulled it all the way out like that.

      obviously they didn't realize just how heavy water is.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks staged to me...I find it hard to believe you could fold a truck in half like that. The frame would have to bend and break. I think they cut it for a cool vid.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's completely fake. The GMC Sierra has a HD frame using C-section or fully-boxed frame rails, so is equally strong in either direction. The weight of half the truck is only about 3000 lbs, far below the rated strength of the chassis.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I thought the same this as I watched it , and how did it get upside down that close to the shore
        • 3 Years Ago
        A sure sign this was staged is the position of the cables, straddled right and left and on the front of the truck. Another sign is the damage to the rear tailgate area, truck was wrecked and this video is nothing but a stunt.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Lemming, The RBM rating on the Sierra truck series starts at 45,000 lb.psi so I can't imagine this happening without some serious help or impact. Water in the front end on this scale is not nearly enough to bend this frame. If this were a Ridgeline with the unitized body maybe, but highly improbable.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John H.

        I agree with both your logic and conclusion, but would like to point out that the front half of the truck is also filled with water, increasing its weight and as an older truck, potentially has frame damage reducing it's integrity.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs more F bombs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, now that would totally tick me off dude.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      "Transformers!...More than meets the eye!..."
      • 3 Years Ago
      Like a rock.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That will buff out.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Mighty Mendit should put that back together just right!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah we're definitely into bondo territory here.
        • 3 Years Ago
        crazy glue?
        • 3 Years Ago
        That ain't nothing. My dad is a tv repairman, he's got an awesome set of tools, I can fix it!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ya right, my Silverado truck may have had an appetite for fuel pumps, Intermediate Sterring shafts and transmissions but no way would it fold up that easily.

      This one is either staged (like others have said) or it's even more of a POS than a real Chevy truck.
      • 3 Years Ago
      that bent like butter with no resistance....staged....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Total stage if you watch it the drive shaft dosen't even move
      • 3 Years Ago
      "naaa, lets just flip it out so it lands on its wheels...burp"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Totally staged.

      - the truck folds, but nobody yells to stop pulling
      - the operator sees whats going on and keeps gunning it
      - everyone watching just sits and laughs
      - the truck would have rotated around horizontally before it would lift vertically out of the water (path of least resistance).

      Totally staged.
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