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Maple Valley, WA

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Maple Valley, WA 98038
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North Bend, WA

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North Bend, WA 98045
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Spokane, WA 99224
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Truck Recovery from a Snowy Ditch

Truck Recovery from a Snowy Ditch

In this incident, on February 15th, 2020, we responded to a call about a tractor and trailer trapped in the snow. The fuel had also become gelled, which meant the tractor couldn’t move on its own. On top of that, the driver was without any cell service, so a quick heavy truck towing recovery was needed.

Before we left, we got a call from Idaho State Patrol that the combination was stuck in a ditch and against a power pole. We waited until we got pictures to review the accident and decide what equipment to bring for the job. After checking, our Pro-Tow team chose an HD Rotating style crane. We then left for the location.

Truck Recovery

It took time to get to the location as snowfall, ice and weather conditions were a factor that affected safety. Once we arrived safely, we spoke with the driver and began to plan the recovery. Idaho Department of Transportation showed up with a snowplow and offered their support for the road closure needed for the recovery. 

Our team then set up the HD Rotating Crane Truck and wore headsets for communication and safety. Carefully, we lined up the crane and started rigging the back of the tractor and front of the trailer. Taking things slowly, we managed to get the combination back onto the ground without causing any more damage. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to start the vehicle again as both batteries were dead and the fuel was empty. 

Heavy Truck Towing

Initially, only one lane was closed for our recovery, but at this point, we closed down both lanes. We separated the tractor and trailer, then hooked up and secured the tractor for towing. We did the same for the trailer before setting out. We stopped to have the driver fuel up the tractor to start again later. Then we loaded the tractor into the shop at the yard, reconditioned and put away all equipment, and completed the paperwork. 

A quick truck recovery well handled by our Pro-Tow team!

If you own or manage a fleet, or are an owner-operator, make sure Pro-Tow, Motorplex, and Pro-Enviro are on your contact list!

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

If you require truck accident recovery, give Pro-tow 24-Hour Towing a call.

Accident Recovery: 167 Wine Bottles on the Road

Accident Recovery: 167 Wine Bottles on the Road

In this incident, on February 2nd, 2021, we received a special request for an overturned semi-truck and trailer carrying 167 wine bottles. The overturn had happened on the ramp from 212th to NB167, which was a heavily trafficked area. We responded on route with a heavy-duty rotating crane-style wrecker, heavy-duty recovery wrecker, equipment support vehicle, and necessary additional labor.

Accident Recovery

We responded to the incident command post and waited for the Washington State Police to close the ramp. As we waited, our Team Pro-Tow did a scene evaluation, put together a recovery plan, and did some recovery calculations. The quickest and safest method, and least chance of more spillage, was to use specialty air cushions and landing bags. Our team skillfully installed the cushions and landing bags, followed by the rotator rigging and recovery wrecker rigging to upright the combination. Working carefully and without rushing, we began the recovery work. We completed the task successfully and moved the unit to a nearby safe location. Our Pro-Enviro team began the spill recovery and debris cleanup work from the spilled bottles during that time.

Continued Recovery

The load inside had shifted considerably to the driver side, which meant we needed a heavy-duty class S tractor to transport the trailer safely. Our trusty team began the task of separating the trailer, then used the rotator to lift the nose of the trailer and allow the Class S tractor access. The hookup went without a hitch, and we transported it to our secured storage yard with an escort from the Department of Transportation. Meanwhile, Pro-Enviro continued the spill recovery and debris cleanup. We located the appropriate secured storage locations at the yard, installed environmental spill containment pods, and parked the tractor. Finally, we reconditioned all vehicles and equipment, completed the paper, and gave the cleared call.

A messy accident recovery well-handled!

Heavy Equipment Recovery in Spokane

Heavy Equipment Recovery in Spokane

What do you do when your trailer loaded with a Swedberg Excavator slips into a snowy ditch? Call Team Pro-Tow. In this incident, on February 26th, 2020, that was the case in this incident. Moving equipment of this weight and hauling it out of a ditch requires special equipment and skilled operators. Once we got the call, we made sure to bring the necessary rigging, equipment, and trucks to get the job done.

Heavy Duty Towing in Spokane

Once we arrived, our team set up the rigging and began attaching it to the trailer and excavator. Instead of bringing up the unit in parts, we wanted to recover the trailer in one piece. Next, we carefully pulled the unit free and loaded the excavator onto the flatbed for transport. Once everything was secured, we returned to the storage yard.

Heavy Equipment Recovery in Spokane

Thanks to our Pro-Tow team’s skill, expertise, and equipment, we can help recover, load, and move any heavy equipment. Our services include car and light truck towing, then move to medium-duty towing, and finally heavy-duty towing for trucks, semis, and heavy equipment. That includes vehicles like RVs and motorcoaches, buses, and any equipment that requires heavier lifting than a regular tow truck can provide.

All our towing services are available 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Our highly trained team of operators and specialized equipment are ready to go, no matter when you need us.

Towing for the most challenging equipment

We also offer other towing services, including out-of-state transport, heavy equipment pickup and delivery, and multiple car towing and transport. Our 6.5-degree load angle allows us to manage the most challenging equipment, up to 110,000-pound capacity.

If you need heavy equipment recovery in Spokane or heavy duty towing in Spokane, we can help.

24/7 Heavy Truck & Equipment Recovery Services

Pro-Tow offers round-the-clock emergency towing services. While many of our recoveries involve semi-trucks and other heavy trucks, equipment recovery is also a service we offer. We once helped lift a military tank to change a flat tire! If you need something heavy lifted and moved, we can help. Learn more about Pro-Tow services.

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

If you require truck accident recovery, give Pro-tow 24-Hour Towing a call.

Classic Car Crane Lift Service

Classic Car Crane Lift Service

In this incident, on July 31st, 2020, not all our Team Pro-Tow calls involve a semi-truck crash or major accident; sometimes, the call is just for a crane lift service. In situations like these, Team Pro-Tow offers quick, professional, and safe help.

In this case, a classic car needed moving, but there was no direct access for equipment to get to it. It needed to be lifted and moved over a fence. To get that car moved, the customer required specialized crane equipment.

In detail, we first securely attached the car to our crane, then slowly began to lift the car. Once we got it up and over the fence, we loaded it on the flatbed, secured it, and were able to transport it.

Proper Equipment

Many companies offer towing services or crane services, but not all companies are equal in their skill and care. At Pro-Tow, safety is our number one priority both for our team and for the customer in need of help. We have a wide range of equipment and trained personnel to handle any situation. Whether you need a mobile crane, tow truck and flatbed, or other service truck, Pro-Tow has it all.

Towing Services

If you find yourself in need of an emergency towing service, Pro-Tow is also here to help. Whether it’s an emergency, a roadside breakdown, or a unique situation – our trained team can handle it all. We provide instant solutions to breakdowns, cargo trouble, leaks, spills, and more. As a one-stop-shop, you can put us on speed dial and know help is just a call away.

Full Services Range

Like this unique incident with the trapped classic car, our Pro-Tow team offers an extensive range of crane and towing services. In addition to handling significant accidents, spills, or crashes, we can help with other work.

Our crane lift service can help with HVAC unit installation, assisting with lumber placement, bringing in landscaping material, and more is what our team provides. Not only that, but we offer 24/7 emergency services, so no matter the day or time when you need help, our team will be there.

If you own or manage a fleet, or are an owner-operator, make sure Pro-Tow, Motorplex, and Pro-Enviro are on your contact list!

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

If you require truck accident recovery, give Pro-tow 24-Hour Towing a call.

Heavy Truck Recovery in Washington State

Heavy Truck Recovery in Washington State

In this incident, on October 28th, 2020, Team Pro-Tow responded to an overturned semi-truck and trailer on the highway that landed in the ditch. Where expertise and specialized equipment are needed to recover the vehicle, our team can do the job effectively and safely. We can handle everything from emergency towing, towing services, crane services, or heavy truck recovery in Maple Valley, Auburn, Spokane, and around Washington State.

Accident Recovery

Our team gathered the equipment needed for the job, including a heavy-duty crane-style wrecker and flatbed for transport. Once we arrived, team Pro-Tow worked efficiently to hook up the trailer. We then did a safe and successful lift and loaded the trailer onto the flatbed for transport. The tractor was easily towed away after that, which completed the recovery. All equipment was reconditioned and ready for the next call.

Heavy Truck Recovery in Spokane, Auburn, and Maple Valley

Like this job, Team Pro Tow can handle a range of services to support the transport industry. Semi-truck accident recovery, crane services, heavy duty towing, and 24-hour towing services. We offer heavy truck repairs onsite or in our Motorplex shops. The Pro-Enviro division takes care of spill cleanup and recovery, often arriving at the scene with our Pro-Tow operators and equipment.

Whether long-distance, nearby, big or small, we can also help with load transfers, cargo salvage, and short and long-term storage. Our services, including heavy truck recovery in Auburn, Maple Valley, and Spokane, are offered 24-7, every day of the year.

Our team always responds quickly and efficiently to ensure maximum safety efficiency at all times. Every member on our team is trained, screened, and certified for absolute quality that exceeds standards.

If you own or manage a fleet, or are an owner-operator, make sure Pro-Tow, Motorplex, and Pro-Enviro are on your contact list!

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

If you require truck accident recovery, give Pro-tow 24-Hour Towing a call.

Moses in the Median: Semi-Truck Recovery

Moses in the Median: Semi-Truck Recovery

In this incident, on April 2nd, 2020, TeamProTow received an emergency dispatch about a semi-tractor collision, and a loaded trailer stuck in the median. We dispatched a heavy-duty rotating crane-style wrecker and heavy-duty towing truck to the scene. On route, we learned the I90 had been closed due to the accident, so traffic was at a standstill.

Scene Assessment

At the scene, we met with the incident command post and assessed the situation. There was heavy debris, a vehicle in multiple pieces blocking the roadway, and a motor vehicle fluid spill.

We reported to the command post and got permission from the vehicle owner to do what was needed for semi-truck recovery. The incident command informed us that WSP would be doing a commercial vehicle enforcement investigation during the initial scene investigation. Only once both investigations were complete could our team begin the recovery.

Recovery Work

Our team got to work with permission given to use the Westbound lanes for our semi-truck recovery work. We set up rigging and recovery equipment and managed to get traffic flowing as we worked. Since we were working uphill, extra calculations and precautions were put into play.

We managed to move the tractor and trailer combination until it became clear the fuel tanks were at risk of further damage and causing a fuel spill. Our team had to stop due to the unstable terrain causing issues with the loaded trailer. We decided to return in the morning with a new plan and meanwhile cleared away the equipment and roadway of any debris.

Semi-truck Recovery

The next day WSDOT approved traffic management plans, and we dispatched a traffic management company and got an attenuator trailer device. In addition to the original equipment, we also brought a heavy-duty recovery wrecker, compact track loader, dump trailer, flatbed tow truck, and another medium duty tow truck. Fully loaded and ready to go, our team set out for the scene once again for heavy-duty towing and recovery.

Once they set up traffic control, we began our recovery work. We found that 20 to 30 gallons of fuel oil and engine coolant had spilled into the soil. First, we safely rigged and moved the tractor and trailer to the roadside. Then, TeamProEnviro did a complete cleanup of the roadway and median.

The damage was extensive enough that we had to transport the combination without separating, despite trying to do so twice. Instead, our team transported the combination and our equipment back to the storage yard with professional heavy-duty towing.

To stop any spill contamination, we installed a portable parking stall containment berm and reconditioned the equipment. We manifested and transported all debris and contaminated soil. Later, outside of work hours, we did a non-routine mechanical separation for the tractor and trailer. Only then did we complete the paperwork and give the cleared call.

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

If you require truck accident recovery, give Pro-tow 24-Hour Towing a call.