Semi on its side before Eugene tow service recovers

Eugene Tow Service Needed When Wind Whisks Tractor-Trailer

Big Wind Blows Over Semi and Needs Eugene Tow Service

As your trusted Eugene tow service, Crockett’s has seen it all. That is – until the wind knocked an empty tractor-trailer onto its side in the middle of the freeway. This call made for an interesting day that allowed Crockett’s to develop our Eugene tow service skills to better serve our clients in the future.

Recently, our dispatch office received a call requesting a Eugene tow service for an overturned tractor-trailer. Crockett’s Interstate quickly responded to right the truck. Despite knowing the location of the incident, accessing it proved to be a bit more difficult as traffic sat halted. We arrived on scene after driving eight miles down the road’s shoulder on I-5 North, milepost 203. An empty tractor-trailer lay on its side, blocking traffic. 

After speaking with the driver of the semi, the Eugene tow service team learned that high gale-force winds were to blame for the overturned truck. While driving down the road, the wind swept the truck up, spun it around, and flipped it over in the middle of the lane. Immediately, the Crockett’s Interstate towing team recognized the urgency of the situation. Each time the wind blew, the tractor-trailer lifted a foot off the ground, creating the potential for collateral damage or injuries.

First, we approached the rear of the trailer, attached cables, and utilized the rotator to pull the trailer into one lane. This allowed traffic to reopen in the fast lane. Meanwhile, the Eugene tow service team was still fast at work. Once rigged, the team performed a single lane recovery, shutting down both lanes to prevent any mishaps. With a 50-ton wrecker, the tractor-trailer was rolled to its proper position in a mere four minutes. Finally, we towed the tractor-trailer as a unit for inspection and repair. 

Even though the Eugene tow service team had never experienced a call of this severity and urgency, we successfully completed the job. We take pride in being your trusted Eugene tow service.

Eugene tow service-after-blowing-over
Semi on its side before Eugene tow service recovers
Semi on its side before Eugene tow service recovers

Details of Eugene Tow Service Uprighting Tractor-Trailer on Windy Freeway

 

Crockett’s Interstate received a call requesting a Eugene tow service. The Eugene tow service team quickly responded. To reach the location, the Eugene tow service team rode along the shoulder of the freeway for eight miles as traffic stood at a complete stop. Upon arrival, the Eugene tow service team found an empty tractor-trailer laying on its side in the middle of I5 North at milepost 203. The Eugene tow service team consulted with the driver of the truck and learned that high winds had swept the truck up in the air as it traveled down the freeway, spun it around, and flipped it over in the lane. The Eugene tow service team acknowledged the urgency of the situation due to the still high winds and potential for collateral damages and injuries. Each time the team approached the truck, the blowing wind lifted it off the ground by a foot. To remedy the situation, the Eugene tow service team approached the rear of the trailer, attached cables, and used the rotator to situate the tractor-trailer in one lane. While they worked to find a solution, one lane of traffic reopened. The Eugene tow service team rigged the tractor-trailer to a 50-ton wrecker and momentarily closed the other lane. In under five minutes, the Eugene tow service team had returned the truck to its rightful position on the road. To complete this Eugene tow service job, we towed the tractor-trailer as a unit to inspect it for damages.

Boom Truck Before Rotator and Heavy Wrecker

Rotator Uprights Boom Truck and Wood Chipper

Rotator in Eugene Recovers Boom Truck Just off the Road

The Crockett Interstate Rotator was called to the scene when a totalled boom truck veered off the road near Fall Creek Road in Fall Creek, Oregon.  It appeared that the truck was driven slightly off the road. It then slanted to the right and ended up on its side. The boom truck and chipper were both pretty badly damaged. 

Our team brought out a rotator, a 35-ton heavy wrecker, a traffic control vehicle.  The heavy wrecker was used to first upright the chipper. Next, we used the wrecker to catch the boom truck while the rotator pulled it upright. 

Great job to the team. We did this one without any help from local police.

Boom Truck Before Rotator and Heavy Wrecker
Boom Truck Before Rotator and Heavy Wrecker
Boom Truck and Chipper needing Rotator
Boom Truck and Chipper needing Rotator

Details of Rotator Near Eugene, Oregon

The Crockett’s Interstate heavy duty towing team was contacted when boom truck and attached wood chip trailer headed off the road in Fall Creek, Oregon.  The heavy towing team headed out to Fall Creek Road with a 35 ton heavy wrecker and a rotator. The team arrived with the rotator and heavy wrecker to find the boom truck lying on its side.  The chipper was also on its side. The team gathered next to the rotator to figure out what to do. A short conversation occurred. The team then left the rotator to examine the boom truck and chipper. Both pieces of equipment were badly damaged.  The cab on the boom truck was damaged. The box on the chipper was damaged. The first job was to upright the chipper. They first moved the rotator out of the way. Next, the heavy duty towing team attached towing straps from the heavy wrecker and attached them to the body of the chipper. The rotator watched from the side. Carefully, they unrighted the chipper and placed it onto the ground. Next, they placed the chipper onto a flatbed. The flatbed dove away past the rotator. Now, they moved the rotator into place to upright the boom truck. The heavy duty towing team placed straps onto the cab and base of the truck that were connected to the rotator. Next, they tightened the towing straps and the boom truck quickly moved back upright. The heavy wrecker was used as a catch truck to keep the boom truck from falling over on the other side. The rotator was then used to move the boom truck onto a near landoll trailer. The boom truck was carefully placed onto the landoll trailer by the rotator. The heavy duty towing team then fastened the boom truck to the landoll, before removing the straps from the rotator. The rotator was then shored up and prepared to be taken back to Crockett Interstate Headquarters. The boom truck was given a heavy tow to the Crockettes Interstate HQ. The chipper was given a medium tow to the yard.

Heavy Duty Tow and Water Recovery of Chase Boat

 

Chase Boat Sinks Stops Rowing and Leads to Heavy Duty Tow

When you hear the term heavy duty tow, capsized boats likely don’t come to mind. But, Crockett’s Interstate Towing knows that sometimes you have to get a little wet to get the job done right. Rather than sticking a toe in the water, our team submerged ourselves to complete a successful water recovery.

A call came in on December 4, 2019 for a sunken chase boat at Dexter Lake outside of Eugene, Oregon. To better determine the severity of the situation and the type of equipment needed, we first went out to assess the circumstances.

Crockett’s heavy-duty tow team found a rowing team’s chase boat underwater right off the dock of the facility. Because several local universities, high schools, the Oregon Association of Rowers, and the South Eugene Rowing Club train here, this required a quick resolution to get practice up and running again.

Three team members returned with four airbags, a speed boat, and a trailer. One member suited up for a swim and dove right in to attach the airbags beneath the boat. He attached two airbags connected with a rope to the stern of the boat on each side, and two at the bow.

The airbags lifted the boat out of the water and the plug was replaced. Using a bilge pump, the heavy-duty tow team extracted the remaining water from the inside of the vessel. Next, they pulled the craft back to the boat ramp with the help of a speed boat. It was then transferred to a tow truck which drove it to a local boat repair shop for restoration.

Thanks to Crockett’s ingenious solutions, this water recovery went off without a hitch. Once again, we proved our willingness to do whatever it takes to complete the job, even if it means getting soaked!

Sunk Chase Boat before Heavy Duty Tow And Water Recovery on Dexter Lake Outside Eugene
Sunk Chase Boat before Heavy Duty Tow And Water Recovery on Dexter Lake Outside Eugene
Wreckermaster Certified Professional on Heavy Duty Tow And Water Recovery In the Water on Dexter Lake Outside Eugene
Wreckermaster Certified Professional on Heavy Duty Tow And Water Recovery In the Water on Dexter Lake Outside Eugene
Heavy Duty Tow And Water Recovery Across The Slips on Dexter Lake Outside Eugene
Heavy Duty Tow And Water Recovery Across The Slips on Dexter Lake Outside Eugene

 

Details of Heavy Duty Tow of Chase Boat Outside Eugene

Crockett’s Interstate heavy-duty tow team responded to a call for a water recovery for a capsized boat on December 4, 2019. The heavy-duty tow team first headed out to Dexter Lake outside of Eugene, Oregon to assess the situation. Upon arrival, the heavy-duty tow team found a chase boat used by rowing teams submerged at the dock. In order to resume training, the rowing teams needed the help of a heavy-duty tow and water recovery service. Three members of Crockett’s heavy-duty tow and water recovery team returned with airbags, a speed boat, and trailer in tow to help. One member of the heavy-duty tow team suited up and entered the water to attach airbags under the boat. Two airbags were attached with a rope at the stern, and two were attached at the bow. The heavy-duty tow team lifted the boat out with the airbags, replaced the plug, and then used a bilge pump to extract the water in the vessel. Then, the heavy-duty tow and water recovery team pulled the craft to the boat ramp where it was loaded onto a tow truck for transport to a local boat repair shop. Crockett’s heavy-duty tow and water recovery team completed the job successfully with their unique solution.