Loose Wheel on Conveyor Requires Equipment Towing
A conveyor used for construction needed equipment towing last week in Richmond Hill near Savannah. The conveyor was working, but its axle failed and its wheel almost fell off. The conveyor needed to be moved for repairs
Tim’s Towing and Recovery was called in to handle this large, piece of equipment. Moving a large conveyor is no easy matter and required the use of our Landoll Trailer, a 60 ton rotator and a 50 ton heavy wrecker.
The heavy equipment towing team was careful. They worked methodically to be sure to not damage the conveyor. The team took some great photo’s of the entire equipment towing process.
Thanks to the team for handling it in less than 4 hours.
Details for Equipment Towing on Conveyor in Richmond Hill
A call came in from Landstar for equipment towing as a conveyor needed assistance after an axle failure. The Landstar staff contacted Tim’s Towing and Recovery for a heavy towing job. The equipment towing team left the yard at Tim’s Towing and Recovery and drove toward Richmond Hill, GA. The incident occurred near I-95. The equipment towing team arrived to find that the conveyor was out of commission. The equipment towing team continued to assess the situation. They found that the axle had failed and the wheels had almost fallen off. First, the equipment towing team used a dolly. The equipment towing team attached the dolly to the trailer king pin to stabilize the front of the conveyor. The equipment towing team had used the Landoll as well. From there, the equipment towing team used both a heavy wrecker and a rotator which is part of the heavy duty towing tools. The heavy wrecker was the 50 ton wrecker. The rotator was the 60 ton rotator. The 50 ton wrecker was attached to the conveyor with towing straps and towing chains. The 60 ton rotator was attached to the conveyor with towing straps and towing chains. The equipment towing team members slowly lifted the conveyor up one foot. The equipment towing team lifted the conveyor up 2 feet. They lifted the conveyor high t above the Landoll trailer. The equipment towing team then moved it over the Landoll trailer. Next, the equipment towing team set the conveyor down onto the Landoll trailer. Last, they secured the front of the conveyor. Next, they secured the back of the conveyor to the Landoll trailer. Finally, the semi towing the Landoll Trailer with the construction equipment drove off. They drove from the scene to Dorsey Trailer Repair in Pooler, GA. When they arrived at the repair shop they backed the Landoll in. The equipment towing team then detached the conveyor from the Landoll. Next, the equipment towing team attached the wrecker and rotator to the conveyor to lift it up and into place so repairs could occur. The equipment towing team lifted the conveyor. Next, they set the conveyor down. The equipment towing team then detached all the towing cables and towing wires.