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Trailer Frame Needs Tow Company

Tow Company Recovers Damaged Trailer

Our the North Shore Tow Company got a call to recover a damaged trailer on I294 on April 30.  Typically, trailer frames can withstand a great deal of jostling and pressure. This particular trailer frame had given way and then detached from a one ton dually, pulling it to the ground.  We arrived at the scene on I294 just south of Dempster to find the one ton truck and trailer in the left hand shoulder. Cars were rushing by with a great deal of speed. Our tow company specialist, Manuel did some quick work. First, he placed safety cones up to give him some room to work.  He detached the trailer from the truck, being careful with the damaged frame. In less then 20 minutes he winched the trailer onto the flatbed and secured it down with straps.

The best news is how the North Shore Tow Company continued with the delivery. Our driver took the trailer with all the contents loaded inside all the way to its Milwaukee destination. Good job Manuel.

Trailer with straps locking down trailer for tow company

Trailer with straps locking down trailer for tow company

Entire tow company tow truck on shoulder of 294 going North

Entire tow company tow truck on shoulder of 294 going North

Damaged trailer frame as documented by tow company

Damaged trailer frame as documented by tow company

Details of of Tow Company After Recovery of Damaged Trailer

Our tow company received a call to recover a damaged trailer on I294 going North. We were told that the frame close to the trailer had fractured.  Our tow company team drove from our Evanston location in Evanston, up McCormick Blvd and then West on Dempster. Our tow company team member entered I-294 going north. He drove a short distance until he arrived at the scene of the accident. Our tow company team member pulled in front of the trailer and truck. He then exited his 22 foot flatbed trailer. Our tow company team member took all the necessary safety precautions including placing cones to warn oncoming traffic. He then had the one ton truck pulled up and out of the way. Our tow company team member dove his 22 foot flatbed trailer in front of the trailer.  He removed the winch from its holding place.  Our tow company team member walked with the winch back to the trailer. He attached the winch hook to the trailer. He walked back to the flatbed. Our tow company team member pulled the flatbed in front of the trailer.  From there he winched it up and onto the 22 foot flatbed trailer.  Our tow company team member activated the winch switch. The damaged trailer started to move toward the flatbed.  It grew closer by one foot. It grew closer by two feet. The damaged trailer finally arrived at the ramp of the flatbed. Our tow company team member continue to activate the winch.  The damaged trailer climbed all the way up the ramp until it landed flat onto the flatbed.  Once the damaged trailer was in position he disconnected the tow straps and tow cable and locked everything down.  After a quick 30 minute drive to he delivered the trailer to its destination just outside of Milwaukee

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