Emergency Heavy Vehicle Recovery

Agriquip Machinery Company specialises in Tractor & Machinery accident recovery in any situation, from rollovers to stuck in the mud. This is a one phone call service, we will completly manage the entire project for you from start to finish. We will arrange and manage the recovery of the vehicle, including site assessment & management, saftey assessments, recovery, salvage transport, insurance assessment and salvage or repair quotations.

We will liase with either the insurance company and assessor on behalf of the insured or, with the client on behalf of the insurer through the entire process and completely management the asset recovery, salvage and or repair of the vehicle.

With experienced Project Managers, Master Technicians and Heavy Recovery Specialists on call seven days a week let us take the worry out of your accident recovery.

Call our emergency number 24 hours a day 7 days a week: 02 4862 9000

How do you prevent backward upsets?

In a backwards tip, the tractor can hit the ground in less than one and a half seconds.

Backwards tip

Factors that cause a tractor to tip over backward depend upon the load and the height of the hitch from the ground.

  • Hitch only at the manufacturer's recommended height.
  • Engage the clutch pedal slowly and smoothly. Be ready to disengage power quickly if the front end begins to come up.
  • Start forward motion slowly and change speed gradually.
  • Use counterweights to increase tractor stability. Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Use counterweights to increase tractor stability
  • Avoid backing downhill.
  • Drive around ditches, not across them.
  • Back your tractor out when stuck or tow the stuck machine out with another tractor.
  • Turn downhill when working across a slope.
  • Drive straight down even the gentlest slope. Do not drive diagonally across it.
  • Do not hitch a load higher than the tractor draw-bar.
  • Do not coast downhill. Before starting down, shift to a lower gear that prevents freewheeling and excessive braking. Try to use the same gear to go down a hill that you would use to pull the load uphill.

How do you prevent sideways upsets?

  • Set wheels as wide as practical for maximum stability.
  • Avoid depressions and obstacles.
Avoid depressions and obstacles
  • Turn downhill, not uphill, if stability becomes uncertain on slopes or ramps.
  • Keep loads, implements, or loader buckets close to ground.
  • Keep side-mounted implements on the uphill side.
  • Match speed to conditions and loads.
  • Back up steep slopes or ramps.
Back up steep slopes or ramps
  • Lock brake pedals together before high speed travel.
  • Slow down before turning.
  • Use engine for braking when going downhill.
  • Stay away from the edge of ditches and streams.
  • Do not try to cross steep slopes.


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