Semi on Side Heavy Duty Towing Operation

Heavy Duty Towing 2 Trailers

Finding Hay When the Heavy Duty Towing Shines

Crockett’s Interstate( 541) 554-6731

Heavy duty towing was likely the last thing on a semi driver’s mind last week when he flipped his truck and trailer. Perhaps he was sleepy. We don’t know. HIs semi was hauling two trailers filled with hay. The semi and both trailers ended up in a ditch by the side of a gravel road. The heavy duty towing occurred near Eugene, Oregon.

The accident was initiated by a semi-truck driver who had veered off the side of the road. As the semi leaned, the lead trailer and pup trailer just behind it leaned as well. All three pieces of equipment flipped. Over 60,000 pounds of hay, two trailers, and a cab made for a complicated heavy duty tow and off-road recovery. Crockett’s Interstate heavy duty towing was called in to the rescue.

Crockett’s team of five first disconnected the pup trailer and unloaded the hay. They then connected the cab and trailer to a heavy wrecker and a supporting tow truck. In one motion, they turned the cab and trailer. The pup trailer was handled separately, which reduced damage and allowed for a safer, speedier recovery. The entire heavy duty towing procedure occurred in two hours.
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Big Rig Towing Eugene Link Road

Big Rig Towing – May 30

Walking the Line and Big Rig Towing

Crockett’s Interstate (541) 554-6731

Johnny Cash might have been playing on the radio for a big rig towing situation on Link Road this past week. The big rig towing problem happened on a narrow stretch of road where the difference between driving through cleanly and ending up in a ditch is a margin of less than 12 inches.

A Freightliner loaded with lumber tried to walk the line of Link Road, but veered an inch too far off the highway and ended up driving into the adjacent ditch.

Crockett’s Interstate Towing arrived within 10 minutes of receiving the big rig towing call. Crockett’s Interstate Towing used a 60-ton rotator to lift the trailer, and a 50-ton wrecker to winch up the trailer and cab as one single unit.
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