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  1. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in June of 2007: 6-26-07 Received a call from one of our customers to respond to Metro Ford in Raynham for their CAT paver that the track came off and was particially in the roadway. Apparantly, the operator needed to turn around in order to make another pass so decided to use the roadway. We responded with our NRC rotator to lift the paver from the roadway and put it onto our Landoll trailer then hauled it to our Freetown location. We needed to use a cut off saw in order to free the bound up track. The next day, the customer came with
  2. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in June of 2007: 6-21-07 Received a call from one of our customer's that their Paystar 5000 tri-axle had broke the suspension on the left rear side on Old Fall River Road, and it was stuck in the road. This tri-axle had a full load of boulders inside of it. In Order to free up some of the pressure on the already damaged truck, we worked with the customer and unloaded all of the boulders into the bucket on our loader, then into our dump trailer. When the load was emptied, we backed up to the casua
  3. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in June of 2007: We used our rotator, loaders, and mini crane to get the parts in the trailers... whatever it takes NR8174 said: I know you've heard it before, but you guys run an impressive operation and set a good example for some of us. Ricardo @Ed Barker said: I agree Ricardo,,,Big Wheel sets a very good example for all of us to le
  4. 6-3-14 Received a call from MA State Police to respond immediately to the area of Rte. 140S between exits 8 & 7 for a serious commercial motor vehicle accident involving a loaded tractor trailer combination unit that wound up in the thickly-wooded area off the right shoulder of the roadway. Apparently, the unit lost control heading north on Rte. 140, travelled across both northbound lanes, ventured into the center grassy median, hurdled over the steel guide wire cable separating the two sides of the highway, travelled across both southbound lanes, and finally came to rest in the thickl
  5. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in August of 2012: 7-22-12 Received a call from a Cruise Ship company that was docked in New Bedford Harbor to assist them in lifting a couple of propellers. Apparently the propellers were being refurbished and needed to be placed on the deck of the Cruise Ship to be replaced in Virginia when they arrived at their destination. We responded with our mini tracked crane and lifted the propellers one at a time onto the deck of the cruise ship.
  6. 5-30-07 Day 1 Received a call from the owners of Capeway Express. That one of their loaded 53' refer trailers just came loose from their tractor and was hard down on the street, completely blocking the roadway. This call came into us while we were bringing a truck in that we had just pulled out of the cranberry bog in Carver and the scene was only down the street from the shop, so we were able to respond quickly. I notified Eric of the situation and it was just rolling up to the intersection , he could see that the road was blocked to his right. He dropped the unit that he was towing at o
  7. 5-26-07 Received a call from a local dairy that one of their refer trailers loaded with milk, the leg had broken through the asphalt and it was settling worse by the minute. They asked if we could respond immediately before the trailer goes completely over. It was Memorial Day, Eric and Dave responded with the 60 ton Century and rigged the trailer, lifted it, and then set one of the company's tractors underneath it in minutes. The owners of the company was quite releaved and everyone went on to enjoy the rest of the holiday. visit our new websit
  8. 8-11-06 Received a call from Mass State Police to respond to the ramp from Rte. 24S to 140S for a loaded box truck that rolled over and was damaged. They also stated that the truck was leaking fuel. We responded with two 60 ton rotators, one 35 ton wrecker, our hazmat rapid response trailer equipped with speedy dry and HD fuel transfer pump and four 60 gallon hazardous waste steel drums, and our 2005 Volvo HD Front-End Loader with quick disconnect attachments used in different phases of the recovery and as well as off loading when required. Upon our arrival, we discovered that it was a new
  9. 5-30-07 Received a call from the owners of a very large cranberry bog in Carver to respond to the same area we were last week for another truck mishap close to the same spot as the last one. They stated that it was a 100yd walking floor trailer loaded with compost weighing in at around 97,000 lbs. The trailer was down into the cranberry bog leaning very hard. They also stated that they felt that the trailer was about ready to go over and there was some concerns about oil that would get into the bog and ruin it. Knowing the weight we had to deal with, we sent 2 rotators, the NRC
  10. 5-18-07 Received a call from one of our customer's stating that one of their loaded tt-units was leaning. When we arrived on the scene, we discovered a 110yd trash trailer weighing in at around 105,000 lb leaning hard to the right side. Apparantly, the driver cut the corner way too short and was luckily held up by a pole, which was supported. This load was going to the top of the dump. We responded with our 60 ton rotator, picked up the back end of the trailer, and placed it onto the roadway below. Last edited by BigWheelRecovery
  11. 5-18-07 Received a call from one of our customes's to respond to their yard to lift a loaded 53' trailer. Apparently another trucking company was backing up to his dock and struck a free standing trailer and knocked it over against another companies trailer. We responded with our 60 ton rotating crane and one of our tractor's. We lifted the damaged trailer, cut away the broken landing gear the transported the 53' trailer to our shop to await the insurance adjuster. Joeniel said: Nice job, Big Wheel is set up for everything! That's the first
  12. 5-5-07 Received a call from Pavao Const. to respond to Somerset off of Rte. 103 for their Tri-axle dump with a load of loam that rolled over behind a customers swimming pool. The truck was leaking oil & hydraulic fluid. Our first truck that arrived discovered that the cradle that holds the base of the 40 ton dump piston broke and the piston was sent straight down between the frame & driveshafts. The body was off the chasis in the front section and partially raised. Our crew chief on scene requested 60 ton rotator to lift the truck and our NRC to lift the dump body up and roll the two
  13. 5-21-07 Received a call from AA Will company to send some Big Wreckers ASAP to a large cranberry bog in Carver Mass. They explained that their KW Tri-axle 80,000lb hooklift truck with a spider on the back had rolled over completely upside down off a dike that goes through a large cranberry bog. There was diesel, hydraulic oil, and motor oil pouring into the bog. We responded with (2) Rotators, One Century and one NRC. Our crew used pads and a boom to stop the flow of oil & fuel. A short time later Frank Corp. environmental arrived and set up their equipment to suck up the oil. Eric,
  14. 5-26-07 Received a call from Mass State Police to respond to Rte 24S, S of exit 10 in Freetown. They stated that they had a box truck that was right on top of the guardrail. The operator ran away, truck was locked up, they wasn't sure if there was a load in it or not. They also stated that they were concerned about the fuel tank, so we couldn't drag it off the guardrail, being as though it was in a environmental safety area. We responded with 2 rotators, chained the unit up, lifted it straight up off the guardrail, swung it right back over into the median without blocking the highway. The S
  15. 4-30-07 Received a call from Murphy's towing to respond immediately to Rte. 495N Exit Ramp #2 in Wareham to assist them in uprighting a loaded TT-unit that just rolled over. We responded with our 60 ton rotator and our 30 ton NRC. To work along with Murphy's dump trailer & loader, we also brought in our bobcat to help them load the product into their trailer. Then the State Police Truck Team weighed the unit. It was then towed to Murphy's Towing. LAMB Towing said: Looks like plenty of muscle on scene
  16. 4-15-07 Received a call from Columbia Towing in Fall River to respond immediately to the Fall River Pier. Apparently a full size cargo van with a full load of equipment accidently backed up over the edge of the pier and landed on a large steel fishing boat below. The weather conditions were terrible, 40-50 mph winds with heavy rain. The wind was slamming the boat against the dock and bouncing up & down severely. The van was sitting on top of the steel railing of the boat and the front bumper was just about touching the top of the pier. Tech towing was originally called by Fall River Pol
  17. 3-26-07 Received a call from Mass State Police to respond to the Martha's Vineyard ferry landing down in Woods Hole for an overloaded ramp truck towing a 1 ton dump truck, with an unsecured load. They stated that there was so much loose trash inside these vehicles that they wanted the vehicles lifted up and put into a container because they were in no shape to be towed. We responded with the 60 ton rotator and an autocar dump trailer provided by Murphy's Towing to the Woods Hole Ferry Docks. Upon our arrival, we discovered quite a unique situation. The fellow operating the ramp truck just t
  18. 4-4-07 Received a call from a customer that operates the methane gas power plant at the Taunton Landfill stating he had a to remove one of his 17,000 lb CAT motors from the power plant which is a low entry building, bring it out of the building, set it down on a slab, then lift up and carry in the new CAT motor to be put in its place. Apparently these methane powered CAT motors run 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week at full throttle, strictly on methane gas which is a byproduct from the landfill. The power from these generating units runs a very large complex. This was a ve
  19. 3-30-07 Received a call from NBPD to respond to Park St at Richmond St for a heavy duty tow. Apparantly, a GMC ramp truick was travelling east on Park and swerved to avoid a collision and struck a light pole, destroying the truck. The police also stated taht the front axle was completely ripped off and the tires were under the fuel tank. We responded with our 60 ton rotator as well as one of our Landoll units to carry the ramp back to oru shop. Upon our arrival, we had to spread speedy dry over the entire area to prevent our crew from working in fluids that were spilled. We then set chains
  20. 3-16-07 Received a call from dartmouth fire district to respond immediately out into the far end of dartmouth for one of their brand new $400,000 pumper trucks that just went off the edge of the dirt road and might have caused some damage underneath to the valves and the piping system. We responded with our 60 ton rotator. Upon arrival, we observed the piping that goes for the front and rear hose hard on the ground. We decided the best way was to lift the entire truck up and then winch it backwards to get it back onto the road. We had the FD empty all the water out of it, we raised the cab
  21. 3-13-07 Received a call from a local customer saying that he needed to have his body that was on the ground, hoisted up so that his truck could drive underneath it to be bolted on. We used the rotator so we could boom out and swing if necessary to align it with the bolt holes.
  22. 4-3-03 Received a call from Freetown Police to respond to Rte. 79 Assonet for a vehicle that rolled out of a yard down a steep embankment and into the Assonet River. The doors and windows were closed so the car floated out into the fast current and down the center of the river, evidently the car got hung up in the middle of the river on a stump. We located the vehicle's owner and they gave us written permission to recover their car. There was no access to the car from shore, and where the car was hung up in the shore area was low and a wet land sensitive area. We brought in our 60
  23. 12-19-06 Received a call from a local welding company that one of their trucks was almost tipping over into a river in the back of an loading dock with a heavy load of oxygen and acytalene cylinders. We responded with our 60 ton rotator and lifted the rear of the truck, and placed it back onto solid ground. Also, we used our HD ramp truck to winch the truck forward as the rotator picked and moved the truck forward. slimsanta said: Bob, how or what do you do or use to keep your rollback from sliding back while winching? Al Dakota Service &
  24. Topic Originally Created in January of 2007: Received a call from Freetown PD to respond to the Assonet section of town for a TT-unit that tried to turn around in an area way to small for his radius. The truck ended up on a steep angle, the tandems were jammed against the trailers 5th wheel plate and the rear tandems on the trailer were off the ground. We responded with our 60 an 50 ton rotator. We lifted the TT-unit with one, and winched the truck the other way with the other rotator to prevent any damage. Job time approx. 25 minutes. Darren
  25. 1-16-07 Received a call from Mass State Police to respond to Rte. 24S S of exit 11 for a loaded tri-axle BFI 31 yd packer that had flipped over and landed on its side on the right side of the highway. We responded with our 60 ton rotator and lifted the truck back onto its wheels, while only using the break down lane, and the highway was kept open during the recovery. Then we used the second rotator to winch it back onto the highway while the first was preventing it from rolling back over. The truck was then towed to our Freetown location. foxto
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