There really isn’t much you can do when your trailer literally rips in half. You just got to call for a tow and start picking up the pieces.
This truck had 80.000lbs of Potatoes on it when it broke in half. The contents were laboriously loaded onto another trailer for delivery before the two halves could be craned from the scene by Big Rig Towing.
This scene reminds me of an old Harry Chapin song involving Scranton, Pennsylvania and another load of ill-fated goods. I think in that case it was bananas.
Big Rig Towing was called to the far reaches of Northern Alberta, and contracted Jamie Davis Towing to assist in a touchy recovery.
Near Fort McMurray, on what is commonly referred to as the Highway Thru Hell, this heat exchanger was separated from its rig and ended up in the ditch. The exchanger unit weighs 60,000 pounds and is worth a staggering $1,000,000.00!
It took two large rotators worked in tandem to seamlessly recover this precious cargo without further damage.
After two day of planning, examining and hard work the exchanger was flawlessly loaded onto a trailer and sent back to the manufacturer for repairs.
The expertise of both these companies and operators saved the exchanger from incurring any more damage and saved the happy client thousands more in repair.
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.
Spring rains and 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 mug 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 and placed them back on the road and got them back on their way safely and quickly.