Heavy Duty Tow in Auburn Hills to Upright 45k Pounds of Drywall

Watch a Heavy Duty Tow in Auburn Hills in Action

Our Heavy Duty Tow Service near Auburn Hills got a call for a towing recovery last week. The super heavy semi  in the pictures was filled with 45k pounds of drywall was on its way to a local housing development. 

First, as an aside, as you may not know that drywall is heavier than wood per square foot.   Our heavy duty tow team found a semi with an attached sea container loaded with drywall. The semi and sea container had taken a turn a bit too fast and ended up with its tires in the air, like an upside-down turtle. 

So the heavy duty tow team from Byers Wrecker took its 40-ton rotator and 50-ton wrecker out to Auburn Hills, Michigan to handle the recovery. Usually, in these situations, we typically wrap towing straps and chains around the frame. In this case, because the semi and attached sea container were literally leaning toward upside down we connected to the top of the trailer only with clevis hooks. We also doubled up the cables with snatch blocks to make it easier to pull. In addition, we also took special care to remove the battery to prevent any explosive activity. You can never be too careful.   The biggest trick was using the catch bags to break the momentum, weight transfer of the semi and sea container.  

MDOT joined us and everything went according to plan. Thanks to everyone for all your help and another successful heavy duty tow in Auburn Hills courtesy of Byers Wrecker.

 

Semi and Sea Container before Heavy Duty Tow Team near Auburn Hills does its thing

Semi and Sea Container before Heavy Duty Tow Team near Auburn Hills does its thing

Heavy duty tow team backing up the wrecker to the semi and sea container

Heavy duty tow team backing up the wrecker to the semi and sea container

Heavy duty tow straps and hooks attached to semi

Heavy duty tow straps and hooks attached to semi

Details of Heavy Duty Tow in Auburn Hills, Michigan of 45K Pounds of Dry Wall

Byers Wrecker received a call about a semi with a sea container that needed a heavy duty tow in Auburn Hills. The heavy duty tow team was sent out to Auburn Hills to manage the recovery. The heavy duty tow team arrived in Auburn Hills with its 40-ton rotator and 50-ton wrecker. Over four Byers Wrecker, heavy duty tow team members were on the site. They were also joined by MDOT. The heavy duty tow team assessed the situation and they examined the semi and sea container that was taking a negative slant, pointing down. After some discussion, the heavy duty tow team decided to not use their standard method of wrapping the tractor trailer and semi.  The heavy duty tow team decided to use clevis hooks. The heavy duty tow team also decided to double up the cables with snatch blocks to make it easier to pull Also, the heavy duty tow team decided to use catch bags to prevent the semi and sea trailer from falling over. The heavy duty tow team attached the clevis hooks. The heavy duty tow team then attached the snatch blocks. Last, the heavy duty tow team placed the catch bags. Carefully, the heavy duty tow team pulled the towing straps and cables taught. They inched the semi and sea container very slowly so as to prevent to much momentum. As you can see in the video, the semi and container rolled back very violently. The catch bags played a major role.  After the semi and sea container was uprighted the heavy duty tow team attached both vehicles to a heavy wrecker and towed them away.

 

The above marketing copy and photo images are not an accurate account of the facts of this tow or recovery. The marketing copy and photo images are a marketing description created for marketing purposes only and do not replace an actual detailed, legal description accompanied by verified images that serve as testimony of the actual events that occurred during this tow or recovery.

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