Heavy Duty Towing 2 Trailers

Semi on Side Heavy Duty Towing Operation

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.

Fortunately, during the heavy duty towing recovery, no one was injured. More importantly, no marauding cows attempted to hijack the hay during the recovery. All went well.

Big load heavy duty towing near Eugene
Big load heavy duty towing near Eugene
Underside of Trailers Cab Heavy Duty Towing
Underside of Trailers Cab Heavy Duty Towing
Semi on Side Heavy Duty Towing Operation
Semi on Side Heavy Duty Towing Operation

Details of How Crockett’s Completed The Heavy Duty Towing

A big rig, towing two trailers, veered off the road and needed heavy duty towing recovery. Crockett’s Interstate was called in for heavy duty towing. The heavy duty towing company found the semi cab and two trailers sitting by the side of a gravel road. The trailers were loaded with 60,000 pounds of hay. The heavy duty towing company thoroughly assessed the situation. The multiple connection points required precision and coordination by the five heavy duty towing operators on the scene. The heavy duty towing operators first disconnected the pup trailer from the main trailer since it is unsafe to turn three connected pieces.  They also unloaded the hay. The heavy duty towing operators winched the pup trailer backwards to unhook it. The heavy duty towing operators then hooked one winch line to the pup trailer, and drew it in close enough to put it on its wheels, twisted it, then flipped it upright.

The heavy duty towing operators then connected the cab with straps. The heavy wrecker connected to the front tractor. Another line was connected to the trailer. The heavy duty towing operators then rolled them back up together at the same time. The heavy duty towing operators then disconnected all the straps. They checked for damage on both trailers and the cab. Surprisingly, most of the hay had not shifted during the recovery. They then reconnected the lead trailer to the pup trailer. The heavy duty towing company double checked it to be sure that the cab and two trailers were safe to drive.

 

 

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