Originally Posted by rockfordroo
Funny you should mention mud. Just ran across this video earlier today.
I was surprised at the computer control on the tow truck.
The controls are essentially the same as used on many tower cranes. Really neat as it allows the operator to get right next to the work space and see exactly what's going on.
They do have a real downside however. When operating that tow truck in sub zero weather the batteries in those controllers have a tendency to run out of juice real quick and than it's back to the manual controls on the side of the Tow Truck.
If anyone likes watching these heavy wreckers work, the Weather Channel has two series, Highway Through Hell, and Heavy Rescue 401 that is nothing but wreck recovery with wreckers from 10 ton to 60 tons plus. The settings are British Columbia and Ontario highways. Amazing what the operators can do.