Driver Fails to Start 33,000 lb Bucket Truck, Portland Crane Service Comes to the Rescue
When you need to tow a vehicle outside of Oregon, calling a Portland crane service may be your best bet! Baker & Baker recently assisted a customer whose Ford F750 bucket truck failed to rev up. Unfortunately for him, he could only get repairs out of state and needed to tow his truck all the way to California.
Because the truck would not start at all, the Portland crane service crew had to lift the entire truck straight up and place the lowboy trailer underneath it. With the help of a 50 ton wrecker and 35 ton wrecker, they started the heavy duty recovery.
The crew of towing experts chained up each wheel. They then lifted the truck, placed the lowboy trailer precisely underneath the vehicle, and secured the truck to the trailer before transporting it off to California for repairs.
The Baker & Baker crew proved their skill once again as they were able to tow the truck with extreme precision and no additional damage to the vehicle. Great job out there, team! Keep it up!
Details of Driver Fails to Start 33,000 lb Bucket Truck, Portland Crane Service Comes to the Rescue
Portland crane service, Baker & Baker Towing Service, recently helped a customer in Keizer, OR. The customer called in requesting a professional Portland crane service after their Ford F750 bucket truck would not start.
The Baker & Baker dispatcher sent the Portland crane service team of 3 to the location of the customer which was off the I-5 in Keizer, OR. The Portland crane service team brought with them 2 heavy duty wreckers – a 50 ton wrecker and a 35 ton wrecker.
Once the Portland crane service crew arrived at the location, they assessed the situation and secured the area. The bucket truck weighed a total of 33,000 pounds and the Portland crane service crew needed to come up with the best course of action to successfully tow the truck.
In order to utilize both wreckers, 100 feet of clearance was needed underneath the overhead clearance. Since the truck wasn’t running, the best option was to lift it straight up and back to the lowboy trailer underneath it.
The Portland crane service team lifted the truck up by its steel wheels and chains were hooked up to the wheels. Blocks of wood were pressed against the tires to help push the hooks further away from the body in order to avoid accidental damage and spread the load across the wheel. This was done on all 4 wheels.
The team chained up each wheel, put in the blocks, and coordinated lifting with both wreckers at the same time. Once lifted and set in place, the lowboy was backed underneath it. There wasn’t much wiggle room and it took extra attention to detail by the Portland crane service in order to get the lowboy positioned perfectly underneath. Once the truck was secured, the towing team towed the vehicle to California for repairs. The entire recovery took the Portland crane service team 2 hours.