Heavy Equipment Recovery Out of a SEPTIC TANK!
The heavy equipment recovery team at Johnson’s Wrecker was dispatched to a potentially stinky situation! Seminole county workers were using a man lift to service the lights at a local baseball field when catastrophe struck! Unbeknownst to the operator of the man lift, there was a septic tank below center field!
As the driver maneuvered the lift between lights, he drove over the septic tank. Unfortunately, the ground was not able to support the 36,000 lb man lift and collapsed! Thankfully, no one was hurt but the workers found themselves with a massive problem. The man lift was now sunk into the ground and impossible to recover without specialized equipment.
The heavy equipment recovery team from Johnson’s Wrecker made their way out to the baseball field with their 75 ton rotator. Weighing over 80,000 lb, the rotator could easily support the weight of the man lift. What’s another thing it could do very well? Completely tear apart the grass on the baseball field!
The recovery team knew that their rotator would ruin the grass so they brought along special mats with them. They laid the mats on the ground all the way from the outside gate to the outer field. This gave them enough room for maneuver without ruining the grass!
The 75 ton rotator made quick work of simultaneously lifting the man lift out of the hole and winching it away onto solid ground. Believe it or not, the repair team was able to continue with their work and service all the lights that night!
Fantastic work out there team!
Details of Heavy Equipment Recovery Out of a SEPTIC TANK!
Johnson’s Wrecker Service received a request for a heavy equipment recovery team at a local baseball field. A heavy equipment recovery team was dispatched to the location along with a 75 ton rotator and an additional truck carrying mats.
Once at the baseball field, the heavy equipment recovery team assessed the situation. They noted that the ground was too soft to support their rotator without tearing the grass. This is why the heavy equipment recovery team used mats to drive on. Laying the mats on the ground from the outside gate to center field, the heavy equipment recovery team were able to safely drive onto the baseball field.
The heavy equipment recovery team attached their rotator to 6 points of contact along the man lift. With the rigging in place, the heavy equipment recovery team lifted the man lift out of the ground. While it was still suspended in the air, the heavy recovery team used the winch on their rotator to pull the man lift to stable ground.
Having cleared the hole, the heavy equipment recovery team slowly lowered the man lift onto the ground. The man lift had not been damaged during the accident and recovery. The county workers ensured that it was still running properly and were able to continue servicing the baseball field lights.
Using the mats once again, the recovery team made their way off of the baseball field and back to headquarters.