Have you ever been driving on the highway and seen a semi-truck turned on its side in a ditch? It is nearly impossible to return that size of a truck to the road without the help of air bag recovery services.
Semi trucks and other heavy vehicles are able to be forced back upright by inflating huge air bags underneath them, turning them right-side up again. In order to ensure a heavy vehicle is ready to be towed to safety, air bag recovery is vital.
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How Air Bag Recovery Works
Whether a truck has been turned on its side due to a collision, has slid partially into a ditch or completely flipped over, air bag recovery can safely put it upright again.
An air bag can be inflated as much or as little as necessary, making it customizable for most large vehicle recovery situations. This technology uses leverage to right a truck through a huge inflatable “balloon” (AKA air bag) inserted between the truck and the ground.
As the air bag slowly inflates, the pressure will gently and slowly force the vehicle onto an angle instead of being flush with the ground. The more air that is pushed in, the more dramatic the angle until the truck is finally able to tip back upright on its wheel base.
Benefits Of Air Bag Recovery
Air bag recovery is the safest way to rescue a fallen semi or other heavy vehicle. Trying to raise a truck that big and heavy using traditional towing methods will potentially damage the frame and cargo. Unsafe towing methods could also create dangerous momentum that could make it fall over in the opposite direction.
Air bag recovery is slow, gentle, and safe for both the heavy vehicle, the cargo it is carrying, and rescuers on the scene.