Disconnected 50,000 lb Bulk Trailer Recovered by Heavy Tow Company
Tim’s Towing and Recovery received a call from a truck driver in desperate need of a reliable heavy tow company. The tractor was carrying a loaded bulk trailer weighing approximately 50,000 lb when the trailer disconnected from the tractor. While the exact contents of the trailer are unknown, these types of trailers are normally used to transport liquids or grains from silos.
This was not your simple recovery. When the bulk trailer originally disconnected from the tractor, the nose of the trailer dropped to the ground.Before the trailer could be towed to a repair yard, it needed to be lifted from the ground in order to be connected to the wrecker. Lifting 50,000 lb requires some heavy duty machinery so Tim’s brought in the big guns.
With the use of a 50 ton wrecker and some very carefully placed recovery straps, the heavy duty tow technicians were able to successfully lift the trailer and attach it to the wrecker for transport. Any tow comes with it’s own unique set of complications. Add 50,000 lb to the equation and things will definitely get trickier. Thankfully, Tim’s has an incredible fleet of heavy duty towing machinery and they had everything they needed to make this job a successful one. Great work team!
Details of Disconnected 50,000 lb Bulk Trailer Recovered by Heavy Tow Company
Tim’s Towing and Recovery’s dispatch office received a call from a truck driver looking for a heavy tow company. The heavy tow company dispatched their heavy tow team to the site of the job in Savannah, GA. The heavy tow company’s team arrived at the site of the tractor trailer.
The heavy tow company’s team assessed the situation. A bulk trailer had disconnected from the tractor. The heavy tow company noted that the bulk trailer weighed approximately 50,000lb. The heavy tow company did not know what the exact cargo of the trailer was. The heavy tow company noted that the nose of the trailer was completely down on the ground and would require lifting prior to being connected to the wrecker. The heavy tow company moved the tractor away from the trailer. The heavy tow company backed their 50 ton wrecker to the disconnected trailer. The heavy tow company placed recovery straps on the 50,000 lb trailer. The heavy tow company connected those straps to their 50 ton wrecker. The heavy tow company used their 50 ton wrecker to slowly lift the trailer. The heavy tow company successfully lifted the front of the bulk trailer. The heavy tow company then connected the 50,000 lb bulk trailer to the 50 ton wrecker. The heavy tow company left the scene of the accident with the bulk trailer being hauled by the 50 ton wrecker. The heavy tow company towed the trailer to a nearby repair yard for servicing and repairs.