Commercial Towing Company Called Out to Rescue Box Truck in a Backyard
When a commercial towing company is called out on a rescue mission, a heavy wrecker is usually the hero of the story, but not this time. A tricky backyard obstacle course involving a septic tank called for the help of a trusty pick-up truck. Here’s what happened…
A Floresville, family in Wilson County had hired an industrial paper shredder to help clear out trash from their barn. New in town, this also happened to be the paper shredding companies first day on the job! Arriving at the family home, the driver of the paper shredder headed across the field to the barn, no problem for this family who drive across the field all the time. Unfortunately for our paper shredder driver, his box truck was loaded down by the weight of industrial paper shredding machinery, and riding over a sand bank, the truck bunkered down and got stuck.
(Oh that sinking feeling when it’s your first day on the job, and you’re the guy who has to call out for a tow!)
Mission Commercial Towing acted fast, dispatching a 50-ton wrecker to the rescue, driving from their base off the I-10 East of San Antonio, south into Wilson County, Texas. The heavy wrecker parked off the driveway, but the angle for the tow was tricky – having to avoid a septic tank in the yard, and a fence blocking the wrecker from getting any closer. The first attempt giving the paper shredder a tug out the sand bedded the truck down even deeper, more help was needed for this rescue mission! A second technician from Mission Wrecker joined the efforts, arriving in his trusty pick-up. Parking up in front of the wrecker, nose-up to the fence, the team ran a snatch block to the back of the pick-up to create a 90-degree angle in the tow between the heavy wrecker and the unfortunate paper shredder. This gave the operation the extra power it needed to tug the truck free from the sand in one smooth tow.
Fast thinking from the team at Mission Wrecker who always get the job done! And we hope our new friends at the paper shredding company finished their first day on a high.
Details of Commercial Towing Company After Call to Rescue Paper Shredder Box Truck
A call came into the dispatch office at Mission Wrecker Commercial Towing Company, requesting for help to rescue a box truck that was stuck in a sand bank. The dispatcher acted fast and sent their Commercial Towing Company technician with a 50-ton wrecker to the location in Floresville, Texas. The Commercial Towing Company technician arrived to find the box truck at the back of the field, bunkered down in a sand bank. After assessing the field to make a plan of action for the tow, the Commercial Towing Company technician parked the wrecker just off the driveway. This position was as close as the wrecker could get, as the Commercial Towing Company technician noticed a septic tank that needed to be avoided in the field, and the 50-ton vehicle was also at risk of getting stuck in the sand if it went too far. Using the heavy wrecker from this far-away position, the Commercial Towing Company technician first tried to tow it directly. This first attempt was not successful, bunkering the box truck down even further into the sand, so the Commercial Towing Company technician had to think of another plan. He called back to the dispatch office at Mission Wrecker HQ in Converse, Texas, and requested for back-up. After a short wait, the second Commercial Towing Company technician arrived onsite, bringing a lighter vehicle – a 4-wheel drive pick-up truck that was able to safely drive over the sandy field. Working together, the Commercial Towing Company technicians used a snatch block, attaching it to the 4-wheel drive so they could run the tow cable through a 90 degree angle between the heavy wrecker and the box truck. The first Commercial Towing Company technician then returned to his heavy wrecker and gently edged the wrecker forward. With the second Commercial Towing Company technician monitoring the cable, this extra tension in the cable pulled the box truck easily from the sand in one smooth tow. With the rescue mission a success, the Commercial Towing Company technicians released the box truck from the tow line, leaving them to complete the job at hand.