My brother was in an accident like this a year ago and survived, almost identical damage. Head on with another 3/4 ton truck, both doing 40 minimum.Nastiest extrication I’ve helped with to date, and in the pouring rain. Drivers lower front end was crunched all the way to the pedals with the axel sheared off and wheel assembly pinned under the door. Driver was pinned in a couple spots but didn’t totally freak out in the hour+ it took to free him. Everything had to be cut and spread and nothing came out easy, two sets of jaws and spreaders thankfully available. Front door frame was curved up and into the dash. The rear door of the double cab was pushed back and behind the edge of the bed and couldn’t open to board him out. Then the seat itself was toasted and the supports had to be cut (like the jaws were almost touching his lower back) so it could be leaned back. I spread/lifted the center of the dash off his thigh and the emt had me head first bending his foot/leg to snake it out. Needed to step back and breathe for a spell after noticing I was getting worked up. That he didn’t get killed with the truck so destroyed is remarkable.
Here is the link, but it's out of stock at the moment... https://www.wesspur.com/items/saw820.htmlWhat model axe is that? I’ve been looking for one for pounding wedges that is heavy enough to drive them and short enough handle to not be in my way when it is slipped in my chaps belt but long enough for good leverage. Not asking much huh?
I like to search kijiji, craigs list, ebay etc. and look for vintage axes...the steel and craftsmanship are second to none and you can purchase a handle of your choosing just about anywhere these days. You can usually score some great ax heads for $10-$20 perthanks. Forestry suppliers inc has it for $40 and they are close to me.
I did the same for my axe. I found a nice head on Ebay that was forged in my hometown in a factory that I believe closed in the 40s. I struggle to get it to not slip its handle, but other than that I like it better than any axe sold local to here (big box stores are they only options locally)I like to search kijiji, craigs list, ebay etc. and look for vintage axes...the steel and craftsmanship are second to none and you can purchase a handle of your choosing just about anywhere these days. You can usually score some great ax heads for $10-$20 per