CHAINING...are you ready?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by otherhalftw, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    Chained up Friday morning for the first time this year, 25 ish minutes to put on 4 singles. Coworker in the same time managed to get his 4 singles unhung, laid out on the ground, and was standing there staring at them when I walked up. I said, you only get 30 minutes, he said I need an hour. As I pointed out to my boss, we will be having a chain up class in the very near future, or I will be beating someone with a 2x4.
     
  2. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What is the 30 minute limit about?
     
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  3. Cattleman84

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    The mighty ELD???? Tick tock, tick tock... Lol
     
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  4. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    Wait a minute going off duty to satisfy a 30 min break, while you chain up sounds illegal to me?
     
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  5. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    I dont get what takes some guys so long... Dump chains and lay one out and make sur not twisted, throw it over tire, hook inside rail, straighten chain on tire, hook outside rail, tighten cams... Repeat for other 3 drives, roll forward 3 feet, retighten rails and cams, throw on a few bungies and your ready to roll.
     
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  6. Cattleman84

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    In the words of Sgt. Shultz... "I know nothing!"
     
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  7. Oldironfan

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    I chain 2 tires at once. Or rather position and drive over them.
     
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  8. Cattleman84

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    I always chain up without driving over the chains... That way when you get stuck and cant drive over the chains you know how to do it.
     
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  9. Oldironfan

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    I meant put on tire leave one side extra low on ground than drive over that bit. Than hook up chains, and strap. Being most chains do not have cam buckles no more.
     
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    Yeah why did they go away from the cam style buckle/latch??? They seemed like a much better design, IMO.
     
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