Heavy Equipment Transport Team Helps Stabilize 180 Foot Windmill Blade
Mission Wrecker’s heavy equipment transport team responded to a call on the I-35 North in New Braunfels, TX. A truck was transporting a 180 foot long windmill blade when it began experiencing power issues. The driver immediately pulled over to the shoulder of the road and called Mission Wrecker for assistance. The heavy equipment team was immediately deployed to the customer’s location. Once they arrived, they were briefed on the plan. The customer had brought in another tractor and needed someone to hold up the windmill blade where it connected to the tractor while they swapped units. Unfortunately, this operation could not be completed on the side of the I-35 as there was not enough space. Safety is always Mission Wrecker’s number one priority so a new location would need to be found. The Mission Wrecker team made a quick scouting mission and found an appropriate location nearby. Thankfully, the driver had pulled over before the tractor completely failed so he was able to get it to the new location. Once there, the team rigged up their 50 ton rotator to the front of the trailer to support it. They lifted it ever so slightly in the air, allowing them to relieve any pressure from the trailer and prevent it from sinking in the wet ground below. With the trailer supported and stabilized, the driver was able to quickly swap out the old trailer with the new one. Thankfully, the tractor swap went off without a hitch and the truck driver was able to complete his journey! Fantastic work out there team!
Details of Heavy Equipment Transport Team Helps Stabilize 180 Foot Windmill Blade
A call requesting a heavy equipment transport team was received by Mission Wrecker’s dispatch center. A Heavy Equipment Transport team was immediately dispatched to the customers location on I-35 North in New Braunfels, TX. The Heavy Equipment Transport team made the 32 mile journey and arrived at the client’s location within 30 minutes.The Heavy Equipment Transport team assessed the situation. A tractor trailer was hauling a 180 foot windmill blade. Facing power unit issues, the tractor needed to be swapped out. The Heavy Equipment Transport team was needed to lift and stabilize the trailer while they swapped the tractor out for a new power unit. The Heavy Equipment Transport team noted that this operation could not be completed on the shoulder of the I-35 as there simply was not enough space. The Heavy Equipment Transport team scouted for another location with suitable space. The Heavy Equipment Transport team found a nearby location and the customer moved the tractor trailer to them. The Heavy Equipment Transport team hooked onto the front of the trailer and the front of the windmill blade with the 50 ton rotator. The Heavy Equipment Transport team lifted the trailer and windmill blade ever so slightly. This allowed them to take the pressure off of the trailer and keep it from sinking into the wet ground. This also gave the truck driver enough clearance to easily swap the tractors.
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