Dump Truck Stuck in Soft Sand, Heavy Tow Truck to the Rescue
Paddack’s Wrecker Service is often called by local construction companies that are in need of a heavy tow truck and professional towing crew. They recently answered a call from a local Indianapolis construction company whose dump truck was stuck in the sand.
The incident occurred off a roadside construction site of the 465. The construction crew’s dump truck traveled too far off the road and ended up stuck in soft sand. The sand gave way and the dump truck was close to rolling over. Thankfully, the construction crew acted fast and used an excavator to hold it up until the heavy tow truck team arrived.
Once the Paddack’s crew arrived, they were able to expertly lift the truck upright and winch it directly sideways back onto the roadway. Showing their efficiency and expertise, they were able to get the job done in only 1 hour! Amazing work, Paddack’s! Keep it up!
Details of Dump Truck Stuck in Soft Sand, Heavy Tow Truck to the Rescue
Paddack’s Wrecker Service recently dispatched their crew, equipment, and heavy tow truck to a construction site in Indianapolis. The customer called the expert tow truck company in need of a heavy tow truck after their dump truck went too far over and got into the soft sand.
The incident occurred in a construction zone just behind road barriers on 465, just south of 69. The construction crew’s dump truck got stuck in the soft sand after the sand gave way. The truck was about to roll over, but the construction crew acted fast and used an excavator to hold it up until the heavy tow truck team arrived.
The construction crew realized they could not complete the job without the help of a professional towing crew and a heavy tow truck. Once the Paddack’s dispatcher received the call, they sent out a heavy tow truck team right away. The State Police also responded to the call, and INDOT moved the barriers and shut the lane down to work.
Paddack’s brought with them 2 members and a 50-ton rotator and a 75-ton rotator. As soon as the heavy tow truck team arrived at the scene, they got to work. First, the heavy tow truck team moved road barriers out of way. They set up the 75 ton rotator and used the boom to reach over on the driver’s side.
From there, the heavy tow truck team ran auxiliary winches off the main boom to the drive axles on the driver’s side. They used a drag winch and multi-line configuration to grab the back of the truck, and once the 75-ton rotator was in place, they held the truck up.
To complete the heavy tow truck job, they took a 50-ton rotator, opened the hood, and hooked it to the frame of the truck. Both heavy tow truck operators worked together to lift the truck upright and winch it directly sideways back onto the roadway. The heavy tow truck job was completed by the Paddack’s team in 1 hour.