Help me secure this load!

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by A Bug, Nov 11, 2022.

  1. A Bug

    A Bug Heavy Load Member

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    Thought I was just getting a skidded coil. Never secured a load like this before. If I run a chain through the front and back racks will that be enough to secure it? The forklift operator says just throw the straps over the top like in the picture.
     

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  3. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    They are banded to the racks so that's good, straps are good but the front look a tad Sketch. Just secure it like they are pallets. Two straps in the front racks, two in the back. Not sure if legal, but I would do 1 strap on the rack itself and 1 on the products on the front.

    Edit- make SURE those bands are tight, ask more if they are not tight, u don't want them loose in those racks
     
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  4. A Bug

    A Bug Heavy Load Member

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    This is going to be more unnerving than hauling a lumber load
     
  5. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Light Load Member

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    I would drive a few miles,stop and check everything,then go 50 miles ,stop and check again,make sure everything is staying tight and in place.
     
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  6. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Light Load Member

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    Chains through the racks is good too.
     
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  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Typed a complete reply thinking steel. Then zoomed in. Is that Slit Copper? Looks like straps are distorted the coil already. I'll wait to reply till I know more.

    But loader is a moron and should load racks facing the other direction. Side banded forward.
     
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  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Yep, thats copper, looked at the pic and immediately thought, "i wonder if anyone asks this guy's location"

    Im not a thief, but every once in a while you see something that makes you consider if being honest is worth it :p

    (assuming only 40k lbs, thats 100-125k SCRAP price)


    To the question though, i think id look at using straps to unitize them maybe 2 straps per 3 sets, then just strap over the racks themselves.

    Or maybe hook forward, strap rearward on a more severe diagonal (ideally with a rubber or felt edge protector) to pull the coils back into their racks and then chain or strap the rack
     
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  9. IH Truck Guy

    IH Truck Guy Road Train Member

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    It's in a Conestoga.
    It'll ride.
    Seriously, I would chain the racks as well.
     
  10. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Pictures of what you finally decided to do.
     
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