Tow Truck Needed when Overhead Powerlines Closeline Dump Truck
A tow truck was needed after a dump truck was clotheslined by overhead powerlines. You would think that a dump truck would burst and breakthrough power lines, but that’s not what happened.
The power lines and the dump truck were at the same height and as the truck rounded the corner, the lip of the truck container edge caught on and locked onto the powerline. Imagine a linebacker leveling a running back trying to get a first down, and as the truck burst through, the power lines held firm and the dump trailer twisted up, then around and then hinged to the ground. The cab followed due to the weight of the container.
The weight and all the parts on the dump truck made this one a bit complicated for the tow truck team. The cab had to be attached to the trailer with chains and the trailer had to be attached to the dump container with chains. We also detached the transmission for added security and put on the brake so the truck wouldn’t roll away. Check out the video of the final upright of the dump truck. We pulled the whole thing up with two heavy wreckers.
Thanks to all the whole tow truck team on the recovery. Great tow truck teamwork.
Details of Tow Truck Clarkston, MI
The Clarkston tow truck team was needed when a dump truck rolled over in Clarkston. The Clarkston tow truck team was called and arrived to find a dump truck lying on its side. The overhead power lines had been just low enough to catch the lip of the dump container. As it drove forward the dump container angled upward and applied a force to the dump trailer and dump cab that propelled the dump truck to land on its side. The Clarkston tow truck team arrived and assessed the situation. Before trying to upright the dump truck, the Clarkston tow truck team decided to chained the dump container to the dump trailer. The Clarkston tow truck team also decided to tightly chain the dump trailer to the dump cab. By securing all three pieces of heavy duty towing service equipment together, this would ensure that nothing would be loose and that the procedure would go smoothly. Also, the Clarkston tow truck team decided to activate the brakes and also place obstructions around the dump truck to prevent it from rolling after it was uprighted. The Clarkston tow truck team attached straps and chains to the cab. The Clarkston tow truck team to the trailer near the dual tires and wrapped up the dump container as well. Using two heavy wreckers pulling in unison, the Clarkston tow truck team applied enough pressure to upright the dump truck
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