Successful Crane Recovery Operation After Crane Breakdown in Salem, OR
In a challenging crane recovery operation, Baker & Baker Towing successfully responded to a breakdown incident on Salem Parkway in Salem, OR. The heavy crane experienced a mechanical failure while in motion, causing it to come to a halt in the middle of the road.
Equipped with their powerful 50-ton wrecker and the skill of a single team member, Baker & Baker Towing tackled the task at hand. Towing a 65,000 lb crane of this magnitude presented several challenges. Unlike typical vehicle recoveries that involve hooking up to the front, this particular crane had an extended boom protruding approximately 10-15 feet ahead of the main body.
Additionally, the front axle and front frame, which are usually used for connection, were positioned farther back on the crane. However, with their expertise and innovative solutions, Baker & Baker Towing expertly overcame these obstacles.
The entire recovery operation, from the initial arrival on the scene to the successful towing to Ridge Drive NE, took approximately 2 hours. The presence of the Department of Transportation (DOT) personnel, including a reader board and an incident response truck, added an extra layer of safety and coordination to the operation.
Baker & Baker Towing’s ability to navigate and execute a crane recovery of this magnitude highlights their expertise in heavy recovery. Kudos to the Baker & Baker team member on a job well done!
Details of Successful Crane Recovery Operation After Crane Breakdown in Salem, OR
Baker & Baker Towing swiftly responded to a challenging crane recovery incident on Salem Parkway in Salem, OR. The heavy crane experienced a mechanical failure while in motion and broke down. With their specialized crane recovery expertise, Baker & Baker Towing promptly took control of the situation.
A powerful 50-ton wrecker and a single team member were dispatched to the scene for the crane recovery. The crane, weighing a significant 65,000 pounds, posed unique challenges. Instead of employing conventional lifting methods, the team utilized D rings and solid frame mounts located at the front of the crane. By connecting and pulling from these robust anchor points on the crane’s frame, the crane recovery operation commenced.
Unlike standard vehicle recoveries, where connections are typically made at the front, this crane featured an extended boom extending approximately 10-15 feet beyond the main body. The front axle and front frame, traditionally used for attachment, were positioned further back on the crane. However, Baker & Baker Towing’s crane recovery expertise allowed them to successfully complete the job.
The entire crane recovery process, including the initial arrival at the scene and the successful tow to Ridge Drive NE, took approximately 2 hours. Throughout the crane recovery operation, the team member responsible for the crane recovery worked diligently to ensure the safe and efficient transport of the disabled crane. The specialized nature of such intricate recoveries makes traditional tow trucks unsuitable for the task.
Also at the crane recovery scene were the Department of Transportation (DOT) personnel, equipped with a reader board and an incident response truck.