Did you know that a rotator tow truck is not only used for towing? They can be used for recovery, crane services, and decking and undecking services. Decking and undecking services are a daily occurrence for the team at Walnut Hill Wrecker. Local owner operators and trucking companies know that we will take good care of their expensive equipment. In this particular case, a fuel tank had outlasted it’s chassis! After 800,000 miles on the road together, the chassis could go no further.
Just because the chassis decided to retire does not mean that the fuel tank should go to waste! The truck owner bought a new chassis and now required Walnut Hill’s assistance to get the fuel tank onto the new chassis. Using their heavy duty rotator, the Walnut Hill team carefully lifted the (empty!) fuel tank into air. While the rotator team was holding it steady in the air, the owner was able to disengage any air lines or electrical lines. Once it was prepped, the rotator team set it down gently on the floor.
The owner then brought in his brand new chassis so that the fuel tank could be lifted onto it and be ready for the next 800,000 miles! The job was completed quickly with absolutely no hiccups. Great job out there team! Keep up the great work!
Walnut Hill’s 24/7 emergency dispatch center received a call requesting a rotator tow truck team at a job site in Fort Worth, Texas. The customer requested that the rotator tow truck team arrive at 8:00AM the next morning. The rotator tow truck team drove the 31 miles to Fort Worth via the TX-121 N and TX-183 E.
The rotator tow truck team arrived at the customer’s location. The rotator tow truck team assessed the situation. The customer had a fuel tanker which needed to be undecked. The fuel tanker had outlasted the chassis after 800,000 miles. The rotator tow truck team hooked onto the tank. The rotator tow truck team slowly lifted the tank into the air. The rotator tow truck team kept the tank stable in the air as the customer disengaged any air lines or electrical lines. The rotator tow truck team moved the chassis out from underneath the tank.
The rotator tow truck team safely lowered the tank onto the ground. The rotator tow truck team drove a new chassis next to the tank. The rotator tow truck team then lifted the tank once again and positioned it over the new chassis. The rotator tow truck team kept the tank stable in the air as the customer connected the air lines and electrical lines. The rotator tow truck team carefully lowered the tank onto the new chassis. The rotator tow truck team unhooked their lines from the tank.