1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Old Tire TowropeWhen a tractor, truck or car gets stuck on the Clark Riley farm near Owosso, Mich., they get out an old tire and start towing. The idea is to use, two log chains, one on the stuck vehicle and the other on the tractor or truck pulling it. Both chains are looped through an old tire that's positioned in the middle. "The advantage is that you can jerk on the tire casing with less stress on the two machines. It absorbs the shock and I think it's much safer than using nylon tow ropes," says Clark.
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