This is a long video of me using our 1150R rotator to tow a heavy box truck loaded with HAZMAT cylinders. Part of the video is simply me talking with the driver of the truck, who happens to be my cousin. Watch until the end and you will understand why I wanted my viewers to get to know him. Thanks for watching and God bless.
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  1. Ron Pratt

    Ron Prattپیش ماه

    Several viewers have expressed interest in helping my cousin Rodney and requested that I set up a GoFundMe account. I have done so and will attach the link to the bottom of this comment. I am so Blessed to have such caring viewers!!! Thank you and God bless!!! www.gofundme.com/f/house-fire-help-for-rodney-amp-family?+share-flow-1

  2. william cordle

    william cordleپیش 21 روز

    RC6 IRgos just released a new video with some details on the cause definitely worth the time to watch it

  3. Joseph Thurston

    Joseph Thurstonپیش 21 روز

    My thoughts and prayers out to Rodney and his fiancé

  4. Richard A Irwin Jr

    Richard A Irwin Jrپیش 25 روز

    Dammit Ron, that was a punch to the gut at the end…. Speechless.

  5. Andrew Lapinski

    Andrew Lapinskiپیش 25 روز

    Always a sad loss!!! Thankfully he is ok however. I hope the rest of his family is doing ok as well!

  6. Julie Barnett

    Julie Barnettپیش 27 روز

    So sorry to hear about your cousin, Rodney's house and losing his pups! Prayers to him.

  7. Gary Richmond

    Gary Richmondپیش 2 روز

    I guess that's at breakaway chain different hookup on straight truck a big truck didn't know that

  8. Javier Colón

    Javier Colónپیش 9 روز

    God bless you, Like to see your vídeos..From Loiza Puerto Rico 🇵🇷🇵🇷

  9. Bradley Dunagan

    Bradley Dunaganپیش 9 روز

    Close caption sucks on youtube.

  10. shadrapala006

    shadrapala006پیش 10 روز

    Family..??? Did He Get A Discount..?? Lol The Other Question i Have Is Why Does Your Truck Have a Stick Shift..?? I Know Schneider Trucking Now Uses Automatic Tyrannys In There trucks And they haul Heavy loads...What's The difference.?

  11. Ron Pratt

    Ron Prattپیش 10 روز

    First, the driver was a family member, not the company he drives for, but that company is still a very good customer of ours. Yes, my truck has a stick shift, or a manual transmission. I come from the "Old School" of drivers and I know how to operate a manual transmission. Some large companies opt to order newer trucks with automatic transmissions, simply because they can't find drivers who know how to operate a manual transmissions, at least that is what I have been told. Thanks for watching and God bless.

  12. nephilly87

    nephilly87پیش 15 روز


  13. Carlos Gonzalez

    Carlos Gonzalezپیش 15 روز

    K buen detalle el de la bolsa, para los pernos del cardan.

  14. Patrick Legare

    Patrick Legareپیش 15 روز

    Fire fighter here, and it's aways sad to see someone's house burn right in front of

  15. Stanley Jacobs

    Stanley Jacobsپیش 16 روز

    I seen both of your cousins videos that you posted how is he has he gut a new house yet?

  16. Kyle Bowersox

    Kyle Bowersoxپیش 17 روز

    May God Bless you and Rodney!! What you did for him was a real Blessing!!! and the viewers pulled through for the best outcome!!!

  17. Tow Life

    Tow Lifeپیش 17 روز

    Did you have to go to a class before you were certified to run code to a police call?

  18. Jaden Kahn

    Jaden Kahnپیش 19 روز

    What do you use for service brakes? Do you have a brake Buddy ? Or tap into brake valve?

  19. dan k

    dan kپیش 19 روز

    Sending your cousin prayers and well wishes

  20. Zach Cooper

    Zach Cooperپیش 19 روز

    I had to come watch this video after watching the blessing video of you giving rodney the check. Wish I was able to run red n blues on my service truck. Seen a few things that I would of done differently. But we all got our own ways. Stay safe Ron n crew. From a fellow tow operator. #sdmo

  21. Dan

    Danپیش 20 روز

    lights and tape the u joint

  22. Jeannie Houghton

    Jeannie Houghtonپیش 20 روز

    Turn red and blues off and I think cover end of driveshaft with rag?

  23. Jeannie Houghton

    Jeannie Houghtonپیش 20 روز

    I love all your videos it reminds me of my dad who used to be a tow truck driver and owner I miss my dad.

  24. Lickedy Split

    Lickedy Splitپیش 21 روز

    Please have Rodney and fiance contact the St. Christopher fund ( it's for truckers with a CDL) they help families in time of need with whatever you need. They are a wonderful organization that's willing to help them. Don't be shy or think " they won't help", that's why they're doing what they are.. the website is truckersfund.org an easy application to be sure you can verify and show your reasons and needs.

  25. Kickinpony.66

    Kickinpony.66پیش 21 روز

    Hey, Ron! I just made a $100.00 donation! :)

  26. Jackie Cruz

    Jackie Cruzپیش 21 روز

    This is a smart man right here.

  27. Debs

    Debsپیش 22 روز

    I'm getting good at this. 😊 I guessed the 2 you needed to do. Also wondered if you'd put the bolts in a bag before you did. At this rate I'll know exactly where everything is stored on the truck 😂 All the best to Rodney and the family... Love from the UK


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  29. Bonnie Hodges

    Bonnie Hodgesپیش 22 روز

    My husband really enjoyed your shows e watch your show every day

  30. April 1

    April 1پیش 22 روز

    Hey Ron. Why do cranes load up their out riggers enough to raise the tires off the ground, so that there is no bounce when lifting. But you always use the outriggers more as just a stabilizer without lifting your tires off the ground. But the tator is for all intents and purposes, a crane. Just my observation trying keep you safe. Thanks for any reply.- Dale,--Mankato, MN.

  31. simpleDJ509 chromo

    simpleDJ509 chromoپیش 22 روز

    New CDL driver (haul hazmat every now and then) trying to learn about the industry. Do tow trucks not have to placard when pulling hazmat?

  32. simpleDJ509 chromo

    simpleDJ509 chromoپیش 3 روز

    @Ron Pratt Thank you for the reply and thank you again for posting all the interesting content and taking the time to answer questions. I greatly appreciate it. Stay safe out there.

  33. Ron Pratt

    Ron Prattپیش 22 روز

    We do not have to add placards to our tow vehicle, at least not in the state of Missouri. I can't speak for other states. Thank you for watching and God bless.

  34. caleb smith

    caleb smithپیش 24 روز

    I have a truck just like he was talking about

  35. rodneypoe

    rodneypoeپیش 25 روز

    My girlfriend and I would like to express our gratitude to everyone here that kept us in their thoughts and prayers. Through the tragic events we’ve experienced this year, the amount of help we’ve received from family, friends, and even complete strangers is just unbelievable. There are no words that could begin to express the type of gratitude we have for all of you!! The volume of help we have received is truly a blessing and really shows how many wonderful and generous people there are in the world. Thank you to all of you who have donated! Thank you to Ron for setting up the GoFundMe account and this video. Thank you to the viewer who donated the Nest detector to us, it will be the first thing connected when we purchase a new home!!

  36. Freight Dog

    Freight Dogپیش روز

    So sorry for the loss of your pups (and belongings). You're in my prayers.

  37. Ismael ll Pastoriza

    Ismael ll Pastorizaپیش 21 روز

    God bless

  38. Glenn McKinney

    Glenn McKinneyپیش 22 روز

    Check with american red cross they help with neccesities for house fires...

  39. Smitty Smithsonite

    Smitty Smithsoniteپیش 26 روز

    I've been super pressed for time - way behind on my IRgos subscriptions. I've missed quite a few of your vids, Ron - sorry! I just got the notice from GoFundMe about your cousin, and donated, then came here to watch the vid. Rod is just like all my friends - down-to-Earth, hard working family men. So sad to see this happen to him. Wish I could've donated 1,000x more! I do know that God will help him and his family get through this tough time. We can always count on you, Ron, to do God's work! THANK YOU, and may God continue to bless and protect you, and everyone around you.

  40. David Metcalf

    David Metcalfپیش 26 روز

    Yellow break away chains yet

  41. CaidanWhitewood

    CaidanWhitewoodپیش 26 روز

    Ron in the UK they dont leave a lane of clearance, so loads more risk over here.

  42. Wayne Smith

    Wayne Smithپیش 27 روز

    If I have to watch Bloomberg POLITICAL ADS I’m not going to watch any more. Bye.

  43. GradyL John 3:16

    GradyL John 3:16پیش 27 روز

    Please shorten the intro, it’s very long. 5-8 seconds max.

  44. Nathan Wilson

    Nathan Wilsonپیش 27 روز

    Just saw your Western Star at the shop I work at. Kinda nice seeing it in person.

  45. Rookie CopBilly

    Rookie CopBillyپیش 27 روز

    10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 BILLY EDWARD HENSCHKE MIDWEST TRUCK RON PRATT HELLO

  46. Benny T

    Benny Tپیش 27 روز

    I sure do like your peterbilt. Sorry for the loss I liked the discussion about the Jeeps. My first jeep was a 1989 fuel injected 2.5 4cyl Wrangler with 4.11 gearing and five speed manual and smallish 235x75r15 tires and it did awesome at freeway speeds and at low gear Hill climbing. It was just really well geared even though just a 2.5 4cyl

  47. - Havoc6Mike -

    - Havoc6Mike -پیش 28 روز

    Ron and other followers of this channel will love this German Military Towing Vehicle! irgos.info/fylm-hay/2KupgGprepSFkbA.html

  48. Kim Gary

    Kim Garyپیش 28 روز

    I'm eavesdropping on you guys

  49. Adam Anderson

    Adam Andersonپیش 29 روز

    Ron hi I was hoping to ask about towing i just put in an application to be a tow truck operator out here in Greensboro NC. Now I don’t have any experience other then watching your videos and highway thru hell and heavy rescue 401, but really what I’m hoping for is to get my start in this field. And could you give me a couple of the more important things to do and what to do to work towards a CDL. I understand that there’s different things to go through in other states but I’ve hit a wall when it comes to getting these things handled.

  50. AMStationEngineer

    AMStationEngineerپیش 29 روز

    I know that this proposal and/or topic has been beaten to 'death', and am quite aware of the fact that there are many 'differences', with that said, someday, you've absolutely gotta pair up with Ron White; who was fired for (search "Ron White pickle slicer", Mt. Olive). Adding your behemoth wrecker to the mix, has the potential for greatness - which will challenge the hierarchy of the greatest of comedy teams, like "Martin and Lewis"; "Abbott and Costello"; "Cheech and Chong", and the list goes on. Geraldo Rivera will certainly do a two-hour live broadcast, of an effort to supplant the memory of "Al Capone's Vault"... I donated what I could, wish that it was more; you know, the "fixed income thing"..

  51. Luke Snorgrass

    Luke Snorgrassپیش 29 روز

    Wish Rodney good luck from one of your viewers. I hope he finds another place to call home.

  52. jari lehto

    jari lehtoپیش 29 روز

    Take a look this, irgos.info/fylm-hay/2KupgGprepSFkbA.html

  53. Ron Pratt

    Ron Prattپیش 29 روز

    That is an awesome looking piece of machinery!!! Thanks for watching and God bless.

  54. Phillip Newton

    Phillip Newtonپیش 29 روز

    If ever there was a channel that could do without a dislike button it would be Ron's. It's never boring being a fly on the wall. :)

  55. fastst1

    fastst1پیش 29 روز

    2? I was thinking 5, tape the ujoint caps, pick up the block, safety chains, turn off the blue lights and another walk around. Fire is so very destructive when it gets to doing its own thing, sorry for the poor pups and hope he's able to rebuild.

  56. jonka1

    jonka1پیش 29 روز

    I always understood that if the engine is running the gearbox is properly lubicated for a tow with the driveshaft on. Am I wrong?

  57. Real Racer 88

    Real Racer 88پیش ماه

    I’m sorry to hear about your cousins house that’s very heartbreaking

  58. Micnelle Madson

    Micnelle Madsonپیش ماه

    The number two that you do is go around to make sure that every thing is ready for towing MICHELLE madson from happy valley in Oregon and god bless to you and your family and safety charges

  59. Drift Racing Champion 123 Jace Schwem

    Drift Racing Champion 123 Jace Schwemپیش ماه

    How much money do you make as a tow truck driver

  60. james talley

    james talleyپیش ماه

    That's so sad 😢 sending prayers 🙏 for your cousin Rodney

  61. Cash Johnson

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  62. Michael Alloway

    Michael Allowayپیش ماه

    I know what it'a like to loose every thing you own . Not from a fire but from a flood .

  63. Dubious

    Dubiousپیش ماه

    Anyone know of any similar channels? I have started re-watching old videos

  64. Bryan Biggs

    Bryan Biggsپیش ماه

    If all works out next week I will be heading down to Mississippi. If it's not the middle of the night I plan to look you up and stop and say Howdy

  65. jerry dalton

    jerry daltonپیش ماه

    sorry about his house and pets fire always scare me

  66. Just Bartee Photography

    Just Bartee Photographyپیش ماه

    light bar and safety chains

  67. I Paddle My Own Canoe

    I Paddle My Own Canoeپیش ماه

    It's not good hearing stuff like that the main thing is he's alright his family is okay other things can be replaced not good for the puppies.

  68. I Paddle My Own Canoe

    I Paddle My Own Canoeپیش ماه

    I was just curious whenever I take a drive shaft off I always put electrical tape over the ends so the caps don't fall off I'm curious why you don't do it on the big trucks are whenever you work on them or at least this one.👍👍😀🔨🔧

  69. John Tate

    John Tateپیش ماه

    Ron sorry this happened. I had the same thing happen February 2018. I'll keep your family in my prayers

  70. ka9radio

    ka9radioپیش ماه

    Nice tow Mr. Pratt!!

  71. Theodore DuGranrut

    Theodore DuGranrutپیش ماه

    You are a blessed man to have someone to talk to and feel comfortable with thats not trying to get something from you.

  72. Hunt Gaming/Productions

    Hunt Gaming/Productionsپیش ماه

    i always keep important items in a fire proof safe hope he makes speedy comeback :)