Big Tow in Savannah on June 3

If Humpty Dumpty Needed a Big Tow

A big tow and recovery were needed to right a toppled mini-excavator in Savannah. To understand the reason for the big tow, imagine a small child digging a big hole at the beach. Dad is unaware, deep in conversation, with his back to the hole. He steps backward and lands in the hole toppling over like Humpty Dumpty. That’s pretty much what happened on June 3rd, in Savannah to a mini-excavator digging near a local Savannah parking garage. Tim’s Towing was called in to perform the big tow and recovery.

The hole the mini-excavator had just dug, gave way and the mini-excavator toppled in. It landed on a pylon and became tightly wedged between the soft earth and the rigid pylon. It couldn’t right itself and the big tow and recovery was required.

Tim’s Towing and Recovery used a Big Tow, Heavy-Duty Truck to winch out the 9 ½ tons of construction equipment.

Excavator on site before Big Tow

Excavator on site before Big Tow

Excavator out hole before Big Tow

Excavator out hole before Big Tow

Winching out during Big Tow

Winching out during Big Tow

Details of Big Tow and Recovery

A big tow and recovery happened on June 3rd, when a mini-excavator fell into a hole while working on construction near a local Savannah parking garage. The hole had been created by the mini-excavator. To complete the big tow and recovery, Tim’s Towing and Recovery was dispatched. When Tim’s Towing and Recovery arrived, they first assessed the situation to determine how to manage the big tow and recovery. The big tow operator from Tim’s spent several minutes gauging angles. They needed to get close enough to apply maximum leverage for the big tow, without having the big tow truck fall in as well. After walking around the hole, they chose to approach the mini-excavator from the right side. This allowed them to simply pull the mini-excavator rightside up, with minimal movement and risk. The big tow operator attached the winch hook to the right side of the mini-excavator so force could be applied to complete the big tow. The winch cable was pulled tight. Slowly, the mini-excavator was pulled off the pylon, extracted from the brown earth, and set upright. Once the big tow was complete, the mini-excavator went back to work. Minimal time was lost. Tim’s Towing and Recovery completed the entire big tow in about sixty minutes.

 

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