Heavy Duty Recovery After Tractor-Trailer Overheats on Interstate 80
A recent heavy duty recovery job in Du Bois, PA proved that there is a good reason why there are weight limits to tractor-trailers. Bigler Boyz Towing & Recovery responded to a call from a customer who had his tractor-trailer stalled on Interstate 80.
The tractor was towing a heavy haul lowboy trailer with a Jeep and booster for the heavy load. The trailer itself was loaded with a rough terrain crane, for a combined weight of over 165,000 pounds! The heavy haul tractor-trailer had overheated and the driver called the Bigler Boyz crew for assistance with heavy duty recovery.
The stalled tractor-trailer was blocking the right lane of Interstate 80, causing the need for traffic control by the Pennsylvania State Police. Upon arriving at the scene, the Bigler Boyz crew expertly towed the tractor-trailer and towed it to the Bigler Boyz Towing & Recovery location for further repairs to the tractor’s engine.
Thanks to the efficiency of the Bigler Boyz towing crew, regular traffic was able to commence on Interstate 80 and the tractor-trailer was sent for the necessary repairs. It was a great reminder to all to always keep the tractor-trailer weight limit in mind! Great job out there, team! Keep up the great work!
Details of Heavy Duty Recovery After Tractor-Trailer Overheats on Interstate 80
Bigler Boyz Towing & Recovery recently answered a call for a heavy duty recovery job in Du Bois, PA. A heavy haul tractor-trailer had been disabled and had overheated on Interstate 80, near mile marker 96 in DuBois, PA. A heavy duty recovery team was needed to tow the tractor-trailer.
The truck was a tri-axle Peterbilt tractor which was towing a 6-axle heavy haul lowboy trailer with a Jeep and booster for the heavy load. The trailer was loaded with a rough terrain crane, and the combined weight of all the vehicles and trailer was over 165,000 pounds, causing the overheating and need for heavy recovery.
The heavy duty recovery team of Bigler Boyz arrived at the scene and assessed the situation. The tractor and trailer were partially blocking the right lane of Interstate 80. While the Pennsylvania State Police provided assistance with traffic control, the heavy duty recovery crew hooked up to the unit for towing.
The combination was towed by the heavy duty recovery team to I-80 exit 97 in Falls Creek, Pennsylvania. They dropped the trailer at the exit in a safe location in order for the tractor-trailer’s company to repower the heavy haul trailer. To complete the heavy recovery, the tractor was towed to the Bigler Boyz Towing & Recovery location in DuBois, Pennsylvania.
After the heavy duty recovery was completed, it was determined that the engine was blown up and would need to be rebuilt. The tractor-trailer company had the heavy recovery and towing crew of Bigler Boyz tow the tractor 140 miles to their location in Greencastle, Pennsylvania in order to complete the repairs.