Chassis Damage Leads to Heavy Towing near Skokie

When a Chassis is Damaged and Needs Heavy Towing Skokie

In November 2019, North Shore’s heavy towing Skokie team had the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of their expertise. We received a call from a large intermodal transportation company that required heavy towing near Skokie in Lincolnwood, Illinois. While heavy-duty towing calls aren’t unusual, it’s not often we have the chance to exhibit our prowess in handling a damaged chassis.

A call came in for a heavy towing Skokie team to assist with a tractor-trailer carrying a large sea shipping container on Peterson Avenue in Lincolnwood in the northern part of Chicago. Upon arrival, we noticed that the chassis of the semi-truck was damaged, making it unsafe to operate and continue on the journey.  With 40,000 pounds of cargo in the shipping container, the situation necessitated a timely resolution to prevent the loss of revenue.

The North Shore heavy towing Skokie team brought two heavy wreckers to the scene. These were used to stabilize the trailer and then load it onto a Landoll trailer. We drove the Landoll and sea container back to our Evanston, IL location where it was then backed into a crane bay.

Next, the heavy towing Skokie team attached crane hooks with 50,000 pounds of lift capacity to the container. The crane hoisted the container into the air while the damaged chassis was pulled out from underneath. A pristine replacement chassis was backed in, and the crane carefully lowered the sea container onto it. After removing the crane hooks, the heavy towing Skokie team locked the sea container into place atop the fresh chassis. 

We placed the damaged chassis and trailer onto the Landoll and towed it back to an Evanston warehouse for repair. Thanks to quick action, proficiency of the North Shore heavy-duty towing team, and access to an overhead crane, the intermodal transportation company was able to send the sea shipping container on its way. 

Sea Container after Chassis Switch after Heavy Towing Skokie

Sea Container after Chassis Switch after Heavy Towing Skokie

Sea Container supported by Crane during Heavy Towing Skokie

Sea Container supported by Crane during Heavy Towing Skokie

A North Shore-Wreckemaster during Heavy Towing Skokie

A North Shore Wreckemaster during Heavy Towing Skokie

 

Details of Heavy Towing Skokie with Chassis Switch

The North Shore heavy towing Skokie team received a call in November 2019 from a large intermodal transportation company. The company was transporting 40,000 pounds of cargo in a sea shipping container when the chassis of the tractor-trailer became damaged. The heavy towing Skokie team found the truck on Peterson Avenue in Lincolnwood in the northern part of Chicago. Luckily, the heavy towing Skokie team brought two of its trusted heavy wreckers to the scene. The heavy towing Skokie team used the heavy wreckers to stabilize the trailer and then load it onto a Landoll trailer. They drove the Landoll and sea container back to their Evanston, IL location. Then, the heavy towing Skokie team backed the Landoll into a crane bay and attached hooks with 50,000 pounds of lift capacity to the container. The heavy towing Skokie team hoisted the container up while slowly pulling out the damaged chassis from underneath. Next, the heavy towing Skokie team brought in a replacement chassis and backed it in under the shipping container. North Shore’s heavy towing Skokie team slowly lowered the sea container onto the new chassis, removed the crane hooks, and locked the container into place. Finally, the heavy towing Skokie team put the damaged chassis and trailer onto the Landoll trailer and towed it to an Evanston warehouse for repair. Sitting atop a fresh chassis, the heavy towing Skokie team sent the shipping container on its way, ensuring that the intermodal transportation company did not lose revenue. North Shore’s heavy towing Skokie team once again proved to be successful and knowledgeable in heavy cargo lifting and towing.

 

 

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