Is this legal??

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  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Picked up these airplane engines . Shipper said they require chains to be crossed? Is this legal? And what does this accomplish?

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  3. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Yes it is legal but you should have chafing protection if the chains touch.
    I am surprised that they allowed you to tie to the upper frame support above the frame suspension.
    The long chains as you have them allow your load to have a soft ride on its tires as well as the upper frame suspension
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    My hook ends were to big for the chain holes. I asked if i could wrap around frame and they said no problem.

    I redid chains to spread out binders so they not so close together.

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    Thank u for the quick reply
     
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  5. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Looks good as it is..... You can add protection between your chains if you'd like.....I do sometimes but its not required.
     
  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Legal and It dampens the shock and vibration to the cradle-car and engines. RR does the same thing with stuff like that.
     
  7. PSM379

    PSM379 Light Load Member

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    Not sure if it’s applicable, take the hook ends off, then when get thru the hole put back on.
     
  8. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Surprised they didn't want them tarped.
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yeah but thats gonna take an extra hour to do all that plus got to reverse the process at deliery. And no extra cotter pins if i break one
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    i am trying to figure out how to get my tarps over it right now. Been fighting them for past 30 mins with no progress
     
  11. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Ya, I knew those engine always get tarped.

    The forklift operator wont help you get the tarps draped over the load?
     
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