It’s A Thirsty Job

Rig Roll OverWhen this rig full 60000 lbs. of bottled water lost control and flipped over it left a bad taste in the drivers mouth.

Handbalming the remaining cargo that didn’t get ruined in the flip was thirsty work and it took Big Rig Towing to right the rig and get it back to the shop for repair.

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Meat Packing

When 60000 lbs of meat go bad it really goes bad.

Fortunately no one was injured in this roll over but Big Rig had to use a number of tools in its arsenal to recover and right this rig.

With a little help from friends in the field the truck was soon righted and sent on its way for repair.

 

All Decked Out

Rollover RigSometimes the cleanup of an accident site takes longer than the actual recovery of the rig.

That was the case with this truck full of cedar that rolled on highway #1 near Gleichen. No one was injured but it did take all day to clean up the lumber that was strewn everywhere.

That’s just part of the job that Big Rig Towing faces whenever they are called to an accident scene but if you’re looking for that cedar deck you ordered it might take a while before you get it.

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Fixed Boom Rollover

Fixed Boom Rollover

Another weather related rollover. This time near Vulcan, Alberta. Big Rig towing righted this stiff boom crane and sent it on its way to Red Deer for repairs. All without the help of Mr. Spock. Just the great crew at Big Rig and our boom crane.

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Dangerous Roll Over

Roll overs are always tricky. Even more so when there is dangerous goods involved.

This roll over was no exception. Loaded with crude oil this tanker took some creative thinking on the part of our Big Rig Towing team to recover.

At the end of the day no one was hurt and the tanker was hauled off to the yard for investigation and repair.

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A Bridge to Low

This happens more often than you would think.

This Truck with a full load of tires just didn’t make the height requirement needed to successfully get under this bridge. Not to mention it was a single lane bridge.

Traffic was held up for a while but Big Rig Towing pulled it free and towed it back to it’s yard for repair.

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Lean To

The danger in trucking doesn’t always lay with poor road conditions or weather. It can be as simple as just not tying down the load properly.

How many times have you seen a big truck with an even bigger load trying to negotiate around a tight corner looking like it was going to topple over or a flat deck with a load wider than the deck and not looking like it was centered?

You can tie it down but if it’s not in the right place to begin with you’re going to have problems.

Big Rig Towing lifted this heavy 65000 pound steel coil from it’s deck after it shifted during transport. Not an easy task to pick it up and transfer it to another trailer.

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Spring Forward

With recent warming of the weather we quickly forget how bitterly cold, snowy and windy it was this year.

The severity of the weather across Canada resulted in thousands of traffic accidents and hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance claims and damages.

Here is a brief recap of some the rig recoveries we made at Big Rig Towing this year.

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Big Rig Towing & Recovery to the Rescue

Run Away CatThe city of Calgary called Big Rig Towing to recover this Cat 980 that some kids decided would be a good vehicle to take for a joy ride.

After losing control on a downhill they ended up in the ditch on their side.

After other attempts to rescue the Cat, Big Rig Towing was called. Because we have a 75 Ton Sliding Rotator and more than one 50 ton wrecker we can do some of the big jobs that others cannot.

This Cat weighed 70,000 lbs but was soon back on its wheels. Unfortunately with $100,000 in damages.

Once again, Big Rig Towing & Recovery to the rescue.

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The Long & Winding Road

Wine RevoveryEveryone would like to have a wine cellar but 200 feet down is a long way to go to get a glass of your favourite merlot.

When a rig load of wine went off the highway in slippery conditions carrying a full load of bonded wine, it left the crew at Big Rig Towing a particularly interesting challenge.

First a recovery truck was winched down to the site to off load the liquid cargo. Then, some of the locals were engaged to help with the move.

All in all a full day’s work by the time the rig was recovered.

Time to put the feet up in front of a fire with a favourite glass of the grape.

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