Winch Out Team Helps Driver Out of Muddy Mess
Walnut Hill’s Winch Out team was dispatched to the scene of a confusing accident last week. The driver of a tractor trailer was driving down a 2 lane road not far from Highway 408 when he suddenly lost control of the truck and drove into a ditch. The torrential rain for the past couple of weeks did not help his situation as what used to be firm ground turned into a muddy mess. With his trailer leaning and absolutely no traction due to the mud, the truck driver reached out to Walnut Hill.
The winch out team arrived by the truck driver’s side within the hour. Using their 50 ton rotator, they utilized the boom in order to stabilize the trailer and prevent it from leaning any further. With the trailer stabilized, they were able to slowly pull the trailer while maneuvering the tractor. With the rotator’s assistance, the team managed to get the tractor trailer back on firm ground. No longer encumbered by the mud, the tractor now had traction and was able to drive.
Thankfully, the tractor and trailer did not sustain any damage during the accident so there was no need to tow it. The Walnut Hill team did an incredible job! Most companies would have needed to do the job with two trucks, one to stabilize the trailer and a second to pull. By utilizing their skills and their heavy rotator, the winch out team was able to save the client from paying double! Great work out there!
Details of Winch Out Team Helps Driver Out of Muddy Mess
The Walnut Hill dispatch center received a request for a winch out team near Highway 48 in Dallas. The empty tractor trailer was driving down a back road when they suddenly ended up driving into a muddy ditch. The winch out team was immediately dispatched to the tractor trailer. The winch out team arrived within 40 minutes.
The winch out team assessed the situation. The tractor trailer was in a ditch. The winch out team noted that the empty trailer was leaning at a precarious angle. The tractor was on muddy ground and did not have enough traction to get out of the ditch. The winch out team stabilized the rotator with the outriggers.
The winch out team used the boom to stabilize the trailer. The winch out team began pulling from the trailer at the same time as they started to maneuver the tractor. The winch out team got the tractors front wheels out of the ditch and onto solid ground. With those wheels on solid ground, the winch out team gave the truck enough traction to be able to move the tractor trailer out of the ditch.
The winch out team unhooked their rotator from the trailer. The winch out team pulled in the rotator’s outriggers. The winch out team was not needed to tow the tractor trailer as it still was in good condition and did not sustain any damage.