Heavy Equipment Towing Team Puts Together Broken Tractor!
The heavy equipment towing team at Johnson’s Wrecker responded to a call near the Orlando International Airport. A 9800 kg John Deere tractor in use at a nearby construction site had suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and needed to be towed to the airport’s repair facility.
When the heavy equipment towing team arrived on scene, they quickly realized that this would not be your straightforward tow. When we tow this type of tractor, we normally use a Landoll trailer to transport them between point A and point B. In order to get the tractor on the trailer, it would need to be rolled onto the Landoll.
This tractor’s axle was completely broken off so rolling it onto a trailer was out of the question. You need to be a great problem solver if you want to excel in the heavy towing industry. The Johnson’s team showed their incredible problem solving skills by strapping the axle back into place using their tow straps.
With the axle more or less where it needed to be, the team used chains to hook onto the back of the tractor. With the tractor’s disabled back wheels in the air and it’s weight now being supported by its front wheels, the team was able to slowly tow the tractor to the repair facility.
Seeing as this was not your usual towing technique, the team made sure to take it easy and take the backroads during their slow and steady 7 mile journey to the repair shop.
Fantastic work out there team! You took initiative and completed the job!
Details of Heavy Equipment Towing Team Puts Together Broken Tractor!
The heavy equipment towing team was requested at a construction site near the Orlando International Airport. A heavy equipment towing team driving a 50 ton wrecker was immediately deployed from 7777 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32822.
Once they arrived at the customer’s location, the heavy equipment towing team was able to perform a thorough assessment of the situation. While the heavy equipment towing team would normally roll this type of tractor onto a Landoll, it’s broken rear axle made that impossible.
Using straps to put the back axle back into place, the heavy equipment towing team began prepping the tractor to be towed. With the axle in place, the team used chains to rig up to their wrecker. While they would normally use a fork, the tractor was too wide and chains were the simplest solution.
With the back of the tractor now in the air and attached to the 50 ton wrecker, the towing team drove the 7 miles to the airport’s repair facility. Due to the way they were towing the truck, they could drive no faster than 10 miles per hour!
The team successfully made their way to the repair facility and deposited the tractor where it would undergo extensive repairs.