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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, Adam, and Dave set the Rotators up on the very soft dike. They had to set quite a few heavy blocks under the out riggers until the units became stable. As soon as the stablizeres were lowered the large blocks were pushed into the soft dike. After we drove 4 or 5 8x8x24 blocks down we were able to set the legs. Eric then borrowed a 966 cat from the bog owner to bury the bucket into the ground about 200' away across the retention pond . He then ran the drag winch line across to the bucket to secure the 60 ton century and keep it steady. We then strapped up the casualty and lifted it with the (2) Rotators then barrell rolled it back onto its wheels. This method of lifting prevented any extra damage to the tri-axle. After the unit was on solid ground it was hooked up and towed to our Freetown location. We also had to used our 277 Cat skid steer track loader to build a ramp down into the bog to prevent getting stuck in order to retrieve the peat moss bundles weighing 1500lbs each. After the ramp was done we then put the fork attachment on the skid steer loader to bring all of the bundles to solid ground and restack the load.


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wstowing11 said:
Nice job again ! Why are the police there ? How did you get the line to the loader, did you walk
the topside, and hook it, or run a rope, tie it off and pull it with the loader, then rehook ?
 
Well Wayne, its quite simple really how we got the line there, we used our amphicar....

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And in order to respond to the scene quickly, our drivers have a variety of vehicles to take....

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dont take us too seriously, we're just kidding around..
we have a whole stack of job applications already
thanks, BOB
 
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wstowing11 said:
Now that would be the way to take it over there !!

If that didn't work the hugger orange hot rod , probably had enough juice to zip across the water !!
 
ASAPautomotive said:
Beautiful, technical job.
O.K., I've got today's dumb question. Down here we've got swamps, bayous, spillways, canals, ditches, etc.
But what in the world is a "cranberry bog"?
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BigWheelRecovery said:
Donny being from the south you know what a turkey is? I'm sure ,well Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete with out cranberry sause, at lease in New England, cranberrys are grown in low sandy areas almost like inland beaches,they cover many square acres, In New England an Wisconson there are 100's of 1000's of acers of bogs,by looking at the above pictures will give you a good idea because they all look alike ,I don't know any other way to describe in short notice,hope that helps. BOB
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TowmanJC said:
When you take that many pics the recovery never gets 2nd guessed from the insurace co`s!!!
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