Santa Fe Tow Service sent out their farm equipment towing team to a rural area in Garnett, KS. A local farmer was spreading fertilizer on his fields when disaster struck. Heavy rains earlier in the week had caused a pile of brush to be deposited at the end of a low water bridge connecting two fields.
The farmer attempted to cross the bridge with his tractor. When he realized that he could not get around the brush, the he began to reverse off of the bridge. Unfortunately, as he was doing so, the back wheel slipped off the bridge! The tractor fell off the bridge, landing on its side in 5 feet of water in the creek below the bridge. Miraculously, the farmer was able to climb out of the tractor without a cut on him!
Although Santa Fe’s headquarters were over 1.5 hours away from Garnett, KS, the farmer reached out to them knowing that they have the specialty equipment needed to handle such a job. The farm equipment towing & recovery team arrived on site with a 50 ton rotator and a 75 ton rotator.
This was not going to be an easy job; they had to lift a heavy piece of equipment, upright it, and get it back onto the narrow bridge. While they were able to easily hook onto the front of the tractor, someone had to get wet to coax the tow strap underneath the rear of the tractor! With the straps in place, the rotator operators began to lift the tractor in unison. Slowly, but surely, the tractor was lifted out of it’s watery parking spot.
The rotator operators showed their years of experience as they recovered the tractor with no hiccups. Once the tractor was back on the bridge, the team towed it off the bridge and back to safety.
Great work out there team!
A farmer in Garnett, KS, called the farm equipment towing team at Santa Fe Tow Service. The farmer needed the farm equipment towing team to help him recover a tractor that had fallen off a bridge. A farm equipment towing team was immediately dispatched to the farm in Garnett, KS.
The farm equipment towing team arrived on scene and assessed the situation. The tractor was lying on its side in 5 feet of water. While the farm equipment towing team was able to place straps directly on the frame at the front of the tractor, it was not so simple for the rear.
The farmer got into the creek and helped guide the tow strap underneath the tractor. With the straps in place, the towing team was able to begin the lifting process.
Slowly, the heavy towing team uprighted the tractor and lifted it back onto the bridge. With the tractor now on the bridge, the towing team was able to get the tractor to a safe parking spot. The towing team then made their way back to Sante Fe Tow Service headquarters.