Most towing companies use heavy-duty or medium-duty chassis cab trucks to get the job done, but not Winder Towing. One of the off-road towing company’s employees, Matt, usually shows up to jobs with his trusty yellow Jeep Cherokee on a flatbed behind his pickup truck – a setup that surely raises some eyebrows when he’s arriving to rescue big trucks and SUVs, such as a Chevrolet Silverado pickup, in the southern Utah area.
Some people definitely gave Matt a weird look when he showed up with his old Jeep Cherokee to free a Chevrolet Silverado HD and 30-foot trailer that had become stuck on a sandy beach. Others had already tried to get the truck and trailer out of the sand using their larger rigs and were unsuccessful, so they understandably had their doubts that he’d be able to get the job done in his little yellow Jeep.
A fancy rig is a bad replacement for experience like Matt’s, though. He was able to free the Chevrolet Silverado driver from the sand without a problem and even had some time left over to rescue some others that had gotten stuck on the beach. He also goes on to free a Ford Explorer, while his friend in a Lexus helps to rescue a Chevrolet Cruze. They also run into some friends later on at the very same beach, so all-in-all, it seems like it was a good day to be an off-road recovery professional in Utah.
Matt’s Jeep Cherokee is mostly stock, although it does feature aftermarket front springs, a semi-float Dana 60 rear axle from a General Motors ambulance, the front axle from a Jeep Wagoneer, some additional chassis cross members, a slip yoke eliminator, aftermarket motor mounts and some other minor modifications.
See how this unsuspecting rig was able to free the Chevrolet Silverado HD and a trailer from the sand in the video embedded below.