Im a little late as well.. Just reading through some of the posts. There's NO way you can really say what you would do with out being there. No Number of pictures would help. Everyone does things differently. But Its obvious the first thing would be to remove the tree and see what you got. Knowing the Pt is DOA then we would take our time and do whats easiest for us. Sad, but true. And also, If we had 1 ram OOS then We've got 4 more to choose from. If you've only got 1 ram then you might think twice about your setup. But then again, it all depends on what kind of Dept your working for....
Well,I posted this as a brain teaser. We deal with quite a few crashes every year,this one looked like it was going to present a challenge,but it really didn't.BUT,it is highly likely that each of you will be presented with a similar scenerio somewhere in your career. The more we share,the easier the "odd" ones will be to figure out as we may have mulled them over here. Thanks for playing,and as we get cranked up on the 2012 training circuit I'm going to try to put up some pics of winches working in conjunction with tools on scenerios for your consideration. Stay safe in all you do,T.C.
Nice pics of the foliage.