1st load in years

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  1. Keith Lindsay

    Keith Lindsay Light Load Member

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    36B7EA53-59CA-4B94-B4C2-60A74CE2DA68.jpeg A782CAF8-3DAF-48E9-80AE-F86C3487A452.jpeg First non tanker load I’ve pulled in years. Light, easy load to break me back in, but pretty excited about it !
     
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  2. tnpete

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    Why in the world did they load those trailers with snow? That may cause an issue, as I don't see the proper tie downs on that snow. LOL
    Enjoy and be safe.
    Pete
     
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  3. Hurst

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    There are a few things that DOT will like to see on different loads. The rest is just common sense.

    You'll get the hang of it. Look for other open deck O/O's and observe how they are doing it.

    I've never done tanker,.. so I honestly do not know what thats like. But I love the control and flexibility that open deck offers.

    Hurst
     
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  4. Keith Lindsay

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    Hauled for McElroy for a little bit, but it’s been a few yrs. Hauled small equipment and materials for a railroad company, but other than that no deck experience. Honestly think I might have went a little overkill with the chains and straps, but I’d rather do that than not have enough. I’m sure I’m gonna get the hang of it before too long....
     
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    No such thing as too much. But yes,.. you will figure it out. Just dont get over confident and take shortcuts.

    Hurst
     
  6. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

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    Good looking Truck for a shaker
     
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    No you will NOT regret the overkill.

    I put everything on anything on that deck. I don't care if it takes a hour or two more work. Sometimes something happens and that coil wants off that deck. That's when all that extra stuff helps out.
     
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  8. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Road Train Member

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    Looks like reel trailers? Just take your time and you will do fine.
     
  9. Keith Lindsay

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    Kinda my thinking. Took an 18’ skid steer trailer with a ####load of skid steer attachments to KC, MO. Ended up with 6 chains on it cause I couldn’t get it to stay tight, I’m assuming from the bouncing....
     
  10. Keith Lindsay

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    Yep, reel trailers. Gravy load, not complaining bout that !
     
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