65k, 4 chains, good to go

Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by Old Man, May 6, 2019.

  1. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    I'd like to see this to. I've heard so many guys say it, but no matter how hard i look i cant find it in the regs.
     
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  3. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    It Doesn’t exist, if somebody could show it to me I will gladly admit I was wrong and I will cite it from now on on the conversation comes up. But it’s just like a lot of other people do they consider something that one cop told them or one safety director told them and they consider that law and it isn’t.
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Not as bad as the guy I saw with 4 chains on a 4100 P&H bucket :eek:
     
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  5. booley

    booley Heavy Load Member

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    It always comes down to interpretation of a law. One LEO is gonna look at something differently than another might.
    I've always been a believer of over securing a load because you'll never get written up for too many tiedowns
    As for chains chafing, what's to prevent chafing on the link of your chain where you hook your binder?
     
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  6. Heavy Hammer

    Heavy Hammer Road Train Member

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    I assure you, that wasn't me.
    12 - 1/2" on them for me.
    A bare 4100 shell is 95-99k.
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    I've posted these before. No dang way I wouldn't wanna be in front of one of these if it came loose.
     
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  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Nope. Definitely wasn't your truck.
     
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  8. W900AOwner

    W900AOwner Heavy Load Member

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    Not to split hairs on the subject, but the binder and hook shouldn't chafe if it's tight.

    I'm 100% on board with your perspective, and hold that same one myself. I've never heard of getting a violation for over-securing anything, but sure have heard of the opposite.

    LEO's are like women; no two look at things the same, lol.
     
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  9. Humblepie

    Humblepie Pontificator

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    I believe 100% in properly securing something, but I’m not a big fan of over securing.
     
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  10. W900AOwner

    W900AOwner Heavy Load Member

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    I won't argue that fact one bit. However, if a cop says something right or wrong and he stops you for the same thing again and you haven't applied "his" method, it probably is a good thing to at least try to play the game and make him happy. Just my .02...

    Across the southern tier of NY state (rt.17/I-86) there's a DOT check it seems every 30 miles. I've had one cop say one thing and the next stop say something totally different, so I just try and meet in the middle.

    Used to be able to throw your chains and binders in the well and let them ride in NY. That changed, and they were fining us for lack of securement on the chains and binders. They were accepting bungee cords as a form of securement for a while, now that's no longer any good and the latest folly is the need to have a minimum of a 1" ratchet strap WITH A WLL TAG of 1000 lbs. on them.

    I'm telling ya, facts are stranger than fiction sometimes.
     
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  11. W900AOwner

    W900AOwner Heavy Load Member

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    You're taking what I said totally out of context now. I'm not chastising anyone; everyone's free to do as they please (so far,) and I do what I do as a reassurement to myself and the LEO to show that I am at least trying and I somewhat care as to how I do things. Might have something to do with age, experience, past experiences, etc...don't really know.

    I don't go around trying to change anybody's views or opinions; it ain't worth the air it holds. Just contributing to the cause here, that's all. Like it or love it, there's a different opinion and attitude on these sites and forums on EVERYTHING, especially when it's involved with trucking. Keep doing what you're doing, that's all that counts.
     
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