A heavy towing team was called in to help a recycling facility lift heavy equipment. While the equipment was still in good condition, the plant was looking to upgrade and buy newer models. One of the machines in question was a paper baler made up of three parts, the baler itself, a conveyor belt, and a hopper. Now, how heavy is this machine? Well, just the baler is 35,000lb! The machine as a whole weighs well over 50,000lb!
They secured a buyer in South Carolina (we love us a healthy economy!) and wanted to use their own trucks to transport the equipment. There was just one, not so slight, hiccup in this plan; the recycling plant had no machine strong enough to life the baler onto their trucks! They called O’Hare for help as they knew that O’Hare had an impressive fleet of heavy duty vehicles. The heavy towing team arrived at the recycling plant with a 75 ton rotator.
While the recycling plant had already moved the conveyor belt and the hopper out into the parking lot, the goliath baler was simply too heavy to move. When you have the right equipment, anything can be done. This was evident when O’Hare’s 75 ton rotator made easy work of the baler. The team first winched it out of the factory. Once it was outside, they spun it around so it was facing the right way and lifted it onto the awaiting flatbed truck.
Once the baler was out of the way, the heavy towing team focused their efforts on getting the conveyor belt and the hopper onto their respective trucks. Fantastic work out there team! You were able to help the recycling company do a task that would have been impossible without your expertise!
The 24/7 towing dispatch team received a call requesting a heavy towing team at a recycling facility in Morris, IL. A heavy towing team was immediately dispatched to the recycling facility located not far from Route 47. The heavy towing team arrived at the recycling facility. The heavy towing team assessed the situation.
The heavy towing team needed to get a 35,000lb baler out of the building prior to lifting it onto an awaiting flatbed. The heavy towing team hooked up to the baler and winched it out of the building using their 75 ton rotator. Once the baler was out of the building, the heavy towing team spun it around so it was facing the right way prior to lifting it. The heavy towing team used the built in eyelets on the baler to facilitate lifting the heavy piece of machinery. The heavy towing team lifted the baler onto the flat bed.
The heavy towing team then moved to the other side of the yard to lift the conveyor belt and the hopper which were also destined for the client in South Carolina.