Auto brake assist

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  1. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Why aren't coils then loaded eye-to-the-sky?
     
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  3. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Probably because it's the only way for forklift operator to load coils.
     
  4. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    The only coil‘s that I know of that are loaded eyes to the sky are skidded coils... otherwise coil‘s got a loaded suicide or shotgun have the eyes pointed either to the front and rear or to the side
     
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  5. Bud A.

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    This is the correct answer. There was no real securement.

    I've had guys at steel places tell me I was "working too hard putting on so many chains, you only need one, been doing this for 20 years and never had a problem." And the guys with conestogas that delivered parts and plates to the utility pole manufacturer I worked for never strapped anything, just pulled that conestoga over it.

    Also, that coil looks like it probably weighs somewhere around 5k. Whole load was probably 39k, probably 5 or 6 of those little ones.
     
  6. Bud A.

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    The only ones I've had loaded eye-to-the-sky are the painted ones.
     
  7. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    No, there's slots inside of the trailer that you insert J-hooks into. No part of the securement has to be outside of the rub rail when using those
     
  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    When the coils are loaded usually by overhead crane.
     
  9. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    That’s if there’s anything to look under. Good luck trying to inspect a coil load in a dry van that’s preloaded and sealed by the shipper.
    (experience from my Western Express days).
     
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  10. lovesthedrive

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    LOL you too eh?
     
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  11. mjd4277

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    Yup. There was one particular shipper in Connecticut that I frequented that was known for it. They loaded coils on both flatbeds and into dry vans. The loads were typically around the 40-42,000 pound range.
    Good times!!;)
     
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