2019 Kenworth T880 Jerr-Dan 50/60 Rotator, 2017 Peterbilt 567 Jerr-Dan 50/60 Rotator, 2018 Peterbilt 389 50-ton integrated Wrecker were all used in this successful recovery.
Jerr-Dan 50/60 Rotator (truck one) was backed in at the end, lining it up with front end of the scrapper. Using the boat, Mark searched for spots to rig to on the scrapper. While he was doing that, the rest of the crew pulled out the main winch lines on the recovery trucks. On truck one, one of the winch lines was attached to the rear frame of the scrapper, which was facing
snatch block installed attaching to a chain rigged to the very rear of the scrapper. The drag winch off truck one was pulled out to have a snatch block installed on it. The snatch block was attached to the lower frame on the front of the scrapper next to main winch line off the same truck. The second main winch line was attached to an orange round sling around the neck on the scrapper.
By tightening the winch lines, the
scrapper rolled towards the bank,
exposing more of the left side out of the water. up since the unit had jackknifed when it went in the water. Truck two had one of the main winch lines attached to the middle of the scrapper. By tightening the winch lines, the scrapper rolled towards the bank, exposing more of the left side out of the water. This allowed the crew to find other spots to rig attachment points to for the other winch lines. Both winch lines on truck three were married together with a 32 • January 2021 | Towman.com
With the lines rigged the way they were it allowed the unit to be brought sideways with the front end still in the jackknifed position. The operators working together winched the unit up the bank until the scrapper’s wheels were out of the water. The scrapper’s wheels rolled freely while bringing it out of the water. Truck two’s main winch line was disconnected from the scrapper. Using the drag winch