Heavy Duty Recovery Team Uprights Dump Truck in Southlake, TX
CTR’s heavy duty recovery team made an urgent trip to a construction site in Southlake, TX. A fully-loaded dump truck had an unfortunate accident while navigating through a busy construction site. The driver was making his way out of the site with a fully loaded truck when he suddenly lost control!
Before the driver could do anything, the truck was laying on it’s side! It’s telescopic hydraulic cylinder was completely bent over and the dirt that was once in the trailer was now spilled all over the ground.
The heavy duty recovery team approached the job in three steps: unloading, uprighting, and towing! The first step was to take care of the remaining dirt in the dump truck. The team used an excavator to move the dirt as using a shovel would have taken hours!
With the dirt out of the way, the team used their 50-ton rotator to slowly upright the dump truck. Every step and angle needed to be carefully calculated as the team was working on uneven ground.
Once they uprighted the truck, the team used chains to secure the box to the truck. With everything in place, they towed the truck 15 miles down the road to a nearby truck repair facility.
Great work out there team!
Details of Heavy Duty Recovery Team Uprights Dump Truck in Southlake, TX
A call for a heavy duty recovery team was received by dispatchers at CTR Incident Management. The heavy duty recovery team was dispatched from their headquarters at 5420 Forney Road Dallas, TX 75221.
CTR’s heavy duty recovery team made the 32 mile journey to Southlake via TX-114 W. Once the recovery team arrived on scene, they made a full assessment of the situation. This assessment is key to ensuring a safe and successful recovery operation.
The first step was to remove the remaining dirt from the dump truck’s box. This would make it easier for the heavy duty recovery team to safely upright the truck. Had they kept the dirt in the truck, uprighting it may have caused a dangerous load shift. Removing the dirt would also make the repair team’s job a lot easier!
The Dallas heavy duty recovery team then used their 50-ton rotator to slowly upright the dump truck. This isn’t as easy as throwing some chains and straps around the truck and pulling. The angles need to be carefully calculated to ensure a safe uprighting.
With the dump truck now upright, the team used chains to secure the box to the truck. The customer needed the dump truck towed to a truck repair shop just 15 miles down the road from the construction site.
The heavy recovery team made their way to the repair shop with the dump truck. CTR Incident Management’s team made their way back to headquarters in Dallas, TX. They then cleaned their rotator and all their equipment to ensure that they were ready for the next job!