Sub 31 to 39 H-Frame Repair
- LocationEast Moline, Illinois
- TimelineJuly 2019
Michels performed an emergency repair after straight line winds passed through East Moline, IL and broke five H-frames.
Access was difficult as the structures were located in a flooded farm field, which often floods due to its close proximity to a river. Crews utilized a little over a mile of matting in order to mobilize their equipment to access and repair the frames. To complete the repair as efficiently as possible, Michels built the H-frames on the ground while the matting was being installed, and then rigged a pole trailer to haul the frames into the flooded site.
The crew used extra arms, strapped them to the pole trailer and then loaded the H-frames onto the trailer. A dozer was then used to pull the frames onto the work site to be installed.