duty Heavy Recovery Team Upright Overturned Hopper Carrying Fertilizer
A heavy recovery team was dispatched to the site of an accident on South Lone Elder Road in Canby, Oregon. A tractor carrying a hopper trailer full of fertilizer took a corner too quickly and immediately lost control. Unable to gain control of the truck, the driver was helpless as the truck overturned, sliding onto the shoulder of the road.
Baker & Baker’s heavy recovery team received a phone call at 10:30 AM and immediately dispatched a heavy wrecker and a medium wrecker to the accident site. The smell of fertilizer was overwhelming as the team did their best to recover the truck as safely and efficiently as possible.
Before the recovery team was able to upright the truck, they had to take care of the fertilizer. The farming company sent out a 10 person crew who manually shoveled the trailer-load of fertilizer into an awaiting dump tractor. The clean-up crew did an incredible job clearing the fertilizer so the Baker & Baker team could tackle the truck recovery.
With the fertilizer out of the way, the recovery team set up control bags by the 2 tandem axles on the trailer and the 2 drive axles of the tractor. The control bags were in place to ensure that the tractor trailer didn’t slam into the ground as it was being uprighted.
With the control bags in place, the recovery team simultaneously uprighted the tractor and trailer using both of their wreckers. Fantastic work out there team!
Details of Heavy Recovery Team Upright Overturned Hopper Carrying Fertilizer
The heavy recovery team at Baker & Baker was called to the site of an accident in South Lone Elder Road in Canby, OR. A heavy recovery team with a heavy wecker and a medium wrecker was dispatched from 2874 Newberg Highway, Woodburn, OR 97071.
Arriving on scene, the heavy recovery team assessed the situation. The farming company who the truck belonged to sent out a crew of 10 people to clear the fertilizer from the shoulder of the road and the hopper trailer.
The heavy recovery service placed control bags (catch bags) by each of the 2 drive axles of the tractor. They then placed catch bags by the 2 tandem axles on the trailer. The medium wrecker was hooked onto the tractor while the heavy wrecker hooked onto the trailer.
Pulling simultaneously, the heavy duty recovery team slowly began to upright the tractor and trailer together. With the crash bags in place, the team was able to upright the tractor trailer safely. Without the catch bags in place, the truck risked slamming onto the ground during the uprighting process.