Construction Equipment Towing Team Recovers Backhoe After Brake Failure

Road Runner’s construction equipment towing team responded to an incident at a construction site in Ashburn, Virginia. A backhoe operator was hard at work doing some excavation work when disaster struck. As he approached the edge of a small ditch, he quickly realized that the backhoe’s brakes had failed. Not being able to stop, the driver had to brace as the heavy machine flipped over onto its side. 

The construction company now found itself with a flipped over backhoe and a stalled construction project. To make matters even more complicated, the backhoe landed in an area with no road access. This meant that the towing team would not be able to get as close as they would like to the backhoe during the recovery. 

Thankfully, the rotator’s boom was the perfect length to reach the backhoe! Bo, a member of the construction equipment towing team, expertly hooked onto 4 lift points; two in the front of the backhoe, and two in the rear. He then slowly lifted the backhoe into the air, simultaneously uprighting it, before settling it back down on the ground. Not only did Bo manage to upright and get the backhoe on solid ground again, but he managed to do it in under 20 minutes from their arrival! Fantastic work out there! 

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Details of Construction Equipment Towing Team Recovers Backhoe After Brake Failure

A construction equipment towing team was requested by a construction company in Ashburn, VA. A construction equipment towing team was immediately dispatched to the client’s location, not far from Route 28. The construction equipment towing team was dispatched from Road Runner Wrecker’s service Sterling office located at 45660 Woodland Rd UNIT B, Sterling, VA 20166, United States. 

The construction equipment towing team arrived at the construction site. The construction equipment towing team assessed the situation. A yellow backhoe was lying on its side at the bottom of a small ditch. The construction equipment towing team noted that there was no road access to the backhoe so they would need to recover it from afar. 

The construction equipment towing team walked over to the backhoe. The construction equipment towing team hooked up to the first lift point on the front of the backhoe. The construction equipment towing team hooked up to the second lift point on the front of the backhoe. The construction equipment towing team hooked up to the first lift point on the rear of the backhoe. The construction equipment towing team hooked up to the second lift point on the rear of the backhoe.

The construction equipment towing team then began to slowly lift the backhoe into the air. As they were lifting it into the air, the backhoe slowly began to upright itself. The construction equipment towing team deposited the backhoe back on the ground, right side up this time!

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