Josh responded with Big Flipper, his 2019 Peterbilt 389 with a Century 1075 75-ton rotator. City Tow had two trucks on scene, a 2015 Peterbilt with a Century 9055 50-ton heavy and a 1994 Peterbilt with a Century 1060 60-ton 2-stage rotator.
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“Upon arrival, I saw the other tow company had two heavies on scene, one on each end of the rail car.” explained Josh. “I positioned my 75-ton rotator to lift at the very end. Due to the extreme weight I would be lifting, I ran a 4-part line with three 15-ton snatchblocks
and I finally got to use my brand new custom 15-foot slings on this rail car. My lines are rated at 25,000-pound, each snatch block is 15-tons and my slings are 52,000-pounds in a basket.” For the rigging on the rail car, Josh used his two new 15-
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