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Heavy Tow Company Saves 27,500lb Loader from Muddy Grave

Heavy Tow Company Enlisted for Construction Machine Towing

A specialized machinery rental company requested the help of a heavy tow team for a very muddy job! One of their client’s had rented a front-end loader in order. The client was clearing some land to make a road in the woods off of Highway 17 when he became stuck and slowly started to sink into some swampy mud! The rental company was unable to recover the front-end loader so they called in the heavy towing professionals at Tim’s.

The access road to the loader was extremely slippery and muddy and the heavy tow team’s 60 ton wrecker was struggling to maintain a good grip on the road. Their years of experience told them that if they continued along this path, they would soon become stuck as well! The team attached their wrecker onto an on-site bulldozer. They were then able to winch the wrecker down the road, through the mud to get to the 27,500lb front-end loader.

The loader was in a really bad spot and was still slowly sinking into the mud. There was no time to waste and the tow team sprung into action. They connected the rear end of the loader, and slowly winched it out of its misery – careful not to sink further into the mud. Luckily, once the heavy tow team dislodged it from the swampy mud, the front-end loader was still able to drive!

It was another successful rescue for our heavy tow team – well done guys! Now go clean off that mud!

Slowly getting back on stable ground.

Details of Heavy Tow Company Enlisted for Construction Machine Towing

The dispatch center received a call requesting a heavy tow team. The heavy tow team was contracted by a construction equipment rental company. One of their client’s had rented a front-end loader and was clearing some land in a wooded area off of Highway 17 when he got stuck in some swampy mud.

The heavy tow team dispatched with a 60 ton rotator. The heavy tow team arrived at the scene in the woods on John Carter Road off Highway 17. The heavy tow team started down the muddy lane to the trapped loader. The heavy tow team was slipping in the mud with the rotator. The heavy tow team hooked the wrecker onto a bulldozer for stability. The heavy tow team backed up to the front-end loader by winching their rotator to the loader. The heavy tow team arrived at the stuck front-end loader.The heavy tow team assessed the situation.

The heavy tow team created a recovery plan. The heavy tow team connected the rotator onto the rear end of the front end loader. The heavy tow team placed the loader in reverse. The heavy tow team winched the loader out of the mud with the 60 ton wrecker. The heavy tow team disconnected from the loader. The heavy tow team was able to exit the muddy road without requiring further assistance.

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