2 People – 1 Heavy Towing Truck Hauling Logs

Flying Logs Requires Heavy Towing

A log truck driver was too driving fast and furious coming around a corner with a heavy load on September 24, 2019, and required heavy towing. The turnover occurred on Dryden Road just east of M-24 in Metamora. When the Metamora Police Department called our heavy towing team leaped into action to clear the accident as quickly as possible.

Before we arrived on the scene, the company had already sent their own team out to clear the logs from the trailer which helped expedite the heavy towing upright process. When both of our guys arrived on the scene, only the trailer was over turned over and the cab was still upright.  Over the next hour, we worked to unhook the trailer from the truck so we could turn it over.  We only needed the 30-ton heavy wrecker to inch the trailer up and out.  

We want to give a special thank you to the Metamora Police Department and the guys who cleared the logs before our heavy towing truck arrived. One last thought, we see all too often how drivers take sharp turns too quickly. Drivers slow down.  The extra time to turn safely could save you hours. 

Heavy Towing Site Prior to Byers Arriving

Heavy Towing Site Prior to Byers Arriving

Byers Heavy Towing Team Assessing The Situation

Byers Heavy Towing Team Assessing The Situation

Logs during cleanup

Logs during cleanup

Details of Our Heavy Towing Job in Metamora  

Byers Wrecker received a heavy towing call for an overturned trailer containing logs in Metamora, MI. The heavy towing team loaded up quickly and rolled out to the site. After assessing the situation, the heavy towing team got to work using the safest, most efficient methods possible to upright the logging trailer. We utilized one 30 ton heavy wrecker to upright the trailer during this heavy towing job. The heavy towing team worked meticulously for an hour. First, our team attached a hook on supports. Next, the Byers Wrecker team winched the up. The Byers team then pulled and turned the trailer right side up.  First, the front tires hit the ground. Next, the back tires hit the ground.

This was one of the simpler jobs we have completed recently. We used a hook and looped a cable through it to stabilize the trailer. We also put a smash block on the lower end of the back of the truck to work with the downward pull. From there, we slowly and meticulously brought the trailer onto its wheels. Once the trailer was up, we put blocks on either side of the wheels to prevent it from rolling since this trailer didn’t have breaks of its own. We towed the trailer back to the company yard to wrap up this heavy tow job.

 

 

 

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