Semi Towing Company Saves Christmas Trees From Peril
Oregon has the honor of providing Christmas trees to the entire country during the Yuletide season. So when a truck loaded with trees needs semi towing services, it is a matter of saving one of the most beloved symbols of the holiday. Fortunately, Puddle Jumper semi towing company is always on call to assist with challenging projects such as this semi recovery.
This particular call came in a few days ago. We were invited by Alpha Towing and Recovery to assist on the job. There are three companies in our area that have agreed to collaborate with each other. We think it’s more important to help each other out, learning from each other instead of purchasing more equipment and excluding each other.
The semi driver reported that the trailer was fully loaded with Christmas trees headed for North Carolina. While en route, the truck left the main road, sank into the mud, and almost flipped over due to the weight and the angle of the hill.
As a professional semi towing company, Puddle Jumper immediately sprung into action to help save Christmas. We found the truck in question along a gravel and mud road on the side of a hill near the Christmas tree farm in Monroe, Oregon. During the daytime, the farm workers use a helicopter to bundle all the cut Christmas trees and drag them to a loading area. It turns out that the driver of our stranded truck had been watching the helicopter work instead of watching the road, resulting in this haphazard situation.
Our semi towing team immediately recognized this as an amazingly tedious and difficult process to recover the truck while not allowing it to flip over onto its side. Fortunately, we brought out a 12-ton two-winch wrecker, a 14-ton two-winch wrecker, and an 85-ton five-winch wrecker to complete the job.
The first step was getting a signed work authorization form to do the job. Next, we proceeded with S.C.E.N.E. protocols which stands for survey, calculate, evaluate, (know your) NO’s, and execute the plan. The semi towing team calculated the static weight of the tractor and trailer to determine the resistance to being held upright and being winched out simultaneously.
The calculated resistance results dictated the needed anchorability of the combined wreckers to complete the task and meet OSHA platform, boom, winch, winch line Working Load Limits and safety requirements.
Our crew used the 12-ton wrecker to light up the sky. The 14-ton wrecker anchored the trailer down on the uphill side to prevent roll over. Meanwhile, the 85-ton wrecker held all components upright at multiple points while simultaneously winching the unit out of the hole.
Once back on the road, the unit was inspected. Minor damages occurred as a result of the truck and trailer leaving the road. Thanks to our expertise and equipment, there was no secondary damage to the truck or trailer. Both truck and trailer were fully operational post-recovery and able to drive away from the scene safely.
In total, this job took our semi towing team seven hours in total. Another job well done!!
Details of Semi Towing Company Saving Christmas Trees From Peril
Here in Oregon, it’s Christmas tree cutting and shipping season. So when a truck loaded with trees is stranded and requires expert semi towing services, Puddle Jumper semi towing company springs into action to help save the most wonderful time of the year
Alpha Towing and Recovery called us to assist on a job in Monroe, Oregon, north of Eugene, Oregon. A fully loaded trailer carrying Christmas trees ran off the road, sank into the mud and almost flipped from the weight and angle of the hill. With a destination of North Carolina and many festive families hoping for a tree, this job called for fast semi tow truck services.
Due to the complexity of the situation, we responded with our 12-ton two-winch wrecker, a 14-ton two-winch wrecker, and an 85-ton five-winch wrecker. After obtaining a signed work authorization, we practiced S.C.E.N.E. protocols. This stands for survey, calculate, evaluate, (know your) NO’s, and execute the plan.
The semi towing team calculated the static weight of the tractor and trailer. This helped the semi towing company determine the resistance to being held upright and being winched out simultaneously. This answer dictated the needed anchorability of the combined wreckers to complete the task while adhering to OSHA platform, boom, winch, winch line Working Load Limits and safety requirements.
A 12-ton wrecker provided working light. The 14-ton wrecker anchored the trailer down on the uphill side to prevent roll over while the 85-ton wrecker held the unit upright at multiple points while also winching it out of the hole.
The semi towing company inspected the unit once back on the road and found very minimal damage from the off-roading experience. The truck and trailer were fully operational post-recovery and able to drive away from the scene to continue on to North Carolina.