Snow, so soon?!

Not all Big Rig Towing jobs are the recovery of crashed or stuck rigs. Sometimes it’s as simple as a big, unexpected wet and heavy snowfall like we just experienced here in Alberta this weekend.

When a parked rig has a large accumulation of snow on its roof you can’t just take off down the road. If you do, and the truck gets up to speed, a few hundred pounds of that wet, heavy snow could fly off and cause serious damage to the vehicles following, or worse, send a trailing vehicle into an oncoming lane. Definitely not a desired situation.

Not all solutions have to be complicated hookups or rotator-coordinated events either. This snow removal campaign was remedied by hooking up a volunteer shoveller to the rotator and hoisting them on top of the rig to get rid of its snowy burden.

Keep Big Rig’s number – 1 (866) 398-7444 – on hand and call for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency situation! 

Your rig’s your paycheque – be sure to maintain ; )

Your rig is your livelihood so it’s critical to keep it in perfect condition and operating at peak efficiency. A well-maintained and properly functioning rig can help to ensure your safety and the safety of the drivers around you as well as add years to the life of your rig.

It is an expensive piece of equipment so keeping it clean and running smoothly is not only a great responsibility that may take some time and maintenance, but more importantly it’s your best defense to avoid trouble while out on the road. After all, you don’t want to worry about forced downtime and loss of time and income.

Before a long haul it’s important that you take the time to check your oil, inspect your radiator and your brakes, top up your fluids, grease moving parts, check the fuel vent, check your tires and of course, ensure your load is secured.

Keeping the exterior clean can mean additional safety by cleaning your mirrors and cleaning your windows. By keeping it waxed and polished you add protection to your rig’s longevity.

Keeping the interior clean is exceptionally important especially if you’re “living” or spending long periods of time in it. It’s your home away from home and pride of ownership can make a difference to your comfort, your sleep, your quality of life and peace of mind.

Be pro-active! Ensure everything runs smoothly ahead of time – you’ll never regret it!

For more maintenance tips, give Big Rig Towing a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444.

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A job for the professionals

When this forklift decided to try and escape through the floor of this trailer Big Rig Towing was called to bring their 75 ton rotator to the rescue! After making an adjustment to the roof of the trailer, the rotator made quick work of getting the forklift out and back to work.

Moving heavy equipment is a job for the professionals. When they say don’t try this at home they mean don’t try this at all if you don’t know what you’re doing!

We are licensed and insured so rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry. 

24 Hour Service 7 Days a Week for all your Big Rig Towing needs. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!
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Keep your rig in perfect condition & operating at peak efficiency

Spring’s upon us (at least we hope!) and while it’s a beautiful thing, it also means the roads and highways will be a slushy mess and keeping your rig pristine will take a little more effort!

Your rig is your livelihood so it’s critical to keep it in perfect condition and operating at peak efficiency.

It is an expensive piece of equipment so keeping it clean and running smoothly is not only a great responsibility that may take some time and maintenance, but more importantly it’s your best defense to avoid trouble while out on the road. After all, you don’t want to worry about forced downtime and loss of time and income.

A well-maintained and properly functioning rig can help to ensure your safety and the safety of the drivers around you as well as add years to the life of your rig.

Before a long haul it’s important that you take the time to check your oil, inspect your radiator and your brakes, top up your fluids, grease moving parts, check the fuel vent, check your tires and of course, ensure your load is secured.

Keeping the interior clean is especially important especially if you’re “living” or spending long periods of time in it. It’s your home away from home and pride of ownership can make a difference to your comfort, your sleep, your quality of life and peace of mind.

Keeping the exterior clean can mean additional safety by cleaning your mirrors and cleaning your windows. By keeping it waxed and polished you add protection to your rig’s longevity.

Be pro-active! Creating your own preventive maintenance checklist for pre-trip inspection is definitely a great habit to get into to ensure everything runs smoothly ahead of time.

Here’s a link to help you get started https://truckfreighter.com/preventive-maintenance-checklist-semi-truck/

Need a heavy lifting solution?

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job you should definitely call Big Rig Towing. We do heavy lifting every day. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. We can be on the spot in minutes with minimal set-up time, experienced drivers and operators in snow, sleet, rain or shine.

Towing services we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Coach, Motorhome, Bus Towing & Hauling
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Winching
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Crane Service
  • Air Cushion Recovery
  • Indoor Secure Storage
  • Outdoor Secure Storage

We are licensed and insured so rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry. Call 866-398-7444.

Your rig is NOT an off-road vehicle!

If you have inadvertently ended up off the hardtop and are carrying a heavy load, you are probably in trouble.

Late fall frost and snow make roadsides and fields wet and soft turning them into mud traps. If your rig gets stuck in the mud, it can be a real hair puller to get it “unstuck”.

Mud likes to suck in and trap axles from forward or backward movement. When you spin the tires in an attempt to free them, they will only sink the truck further into the mud and make the situation worse. You can try to dig some mud from the front end of the leading wheels and then nudge the rig forward slowly until you gain solid ground, but if that fails you can save yourself a whole lot of effort and back pain buy just calling a professional like Big Rig Towing to get you back on the black top.

This trailer slid off the road loaded with a 40,000 pound packer in the Bearspaw District west of Calgary. Big Rig picked up both the machine and trailer, placed them back on the road and got them back on their way safely and quickly.

If you find yourself in a desperate situation give us a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444 for immediate service! 

Stuck in a rut? Big Rig can help!

The D9 Cat is an awesome 23 feet of earth moving bulldozer. Weighing in at anywhere from 8 to 104 tons, this giant can go almost any were and move almost anything. However, that kind of weight can also sink pretty fast into mud or soft earth if not kept on the move when trying to plow through it.

It isn’t very often you need help to get this Cat out of the mud, but every now and then even the D9 can get in over its head.

Two of our biggest rigs had a hard time getting this cat unstuck and back to work, but with skill and patience we accomplished the goal.

Anywhere, any time, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24-7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.
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Emergency? Need a tow truck rotator?

A tow truck rotator is essentially a big crane mounted to the deck of the tow truck. It can be used for everything from:

  • lifting heavy machinery that has tumbled from the back of a rig
  • lifting a load that has flipped over
  • removing a load from a rig that needs less weight so it can be towed
  • lifting heavy equipment from one place to another
  • assisting in transferring cargo from one rig to another
  • And so much more!

Big Rig Towing has a number of rotator tow trucks and can boast that they have the only 75 ton rotator in southern Alberta. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.

Call Big Rig Towing & Recovery for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

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Rollover Rescue

Somehow this roller got turned over in the process of compacting gravel. These 40,000 lb rollers are extremely heavy, but surprisingly it only takes a few degrees off-centre for even something this big to roll. If you’re big and heavy, and overturned, you simply need something bigger and heavier and more rigid to set you upright again.

As you can see from the images below, for this heavy rescue it took a couple of Big Rig’s tow trucks and cranes to upright this roller onto a flatbed.

Big Rig Towing pulls its fair share of hapless rigs and heavy equipment from any number of situations.

Keep Big Rig’s number – 1 (866) 398-7444 – on hand and call for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency situation!