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Orcas Tow

Narrow road water tanker

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I had a call from one of our local excavation companies for a single axle water tanker rollover on a narrow private driveway. I arrived on scene with my 1981 KW W900A with a Holmes 750 to find this truck on its top, driver was ok, tank was empty. I surveyed the scene looking at what was available for Holmes trees on the high side. I set the brakes on casualty, chained front axle to the frame with a 1/2 grade 80 chain, wrapped the drivers front axle with a grade 80 recovery chain, wrapped 2 trees on the high side with continuous loops/snatch blocks. Ran passenger side winch line to tree #1 through 8 ton snatchblock to another snatchblock/chain at drivers side front axle terminating winch line hook at tree #2/continuous loop for 2 line to the load at front axle for roll then winching onto roadway. I ran 1/2" grade 80 recovery chain through holes in outer dual wheel. I ran drivers side winch line from boom sheave to snatchblock/chain then terminated back at drivers side sheave for a high pull for rollover. I set my drivers side outrigger & rear spades for wrecker stability. Both winches were engaged & casualty came upright, once on its wheels I ran a hard chain from wrecker tailboard to casualty so I could reposition my passenger side rigging to a lower position on the casualty to bring the back end back onto the roadway. I winched both ends onto roadway, hooked & towed to companies yard. I dont get to use this old girl as much as I would like but she never lets me down & always gives me an adventure:)  

 

 

 

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Excellent work. A very nice plan and well executed. i love jobs like this because they really show what a real operator and his equipment are capable of. Good Job!!


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Very nice as usual. What are the two air chambers on the front bumper of truck that rolled?


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25 minutes ago, mooresbp said:

Very nice as usual. What are the two air chambers on the front bumper of truck that rolled?

Its a water spray bar, front & back for watering down job sights & fresh roadways after grading.

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On 6/6/2020 at 6:43 AM, EdsTowing said:

Nice work. I like splitting the load between two trees for dead men to get your line load down.

Thanks Ed, not enough load on the trees to warrant using both but it was just as easy to rig to both for good measure;)

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