New guy here, how would you chain this?

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  1. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I see a lot of guys do that... personally I would still use two so that if one chain breaks or becomes loose, you still have one that is (hopefully) tight.
     
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  3. Kyle G.

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    @Xray4 be sure to check out the flatbed forum. Lots of good info, pictures, tips, etc. And the regular posters there are always happy to share their knowledge.
     
  4. not4hire

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    That's only a problem if not properly done. When properly used, the only thing you'll have between two anchor points is slack chain. I used to do it a lot.
     
  5. bad-luck

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    You are right never to trust banding. But a good forklift driver could turn it for your and take it off with ease
     
  6. D.Tibbitt

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    I would put something infront of the pallet to keep it from sliding in an emergency stop. Since it is so small and i feel like securement does not work as well the closer to the deck it gets.

    Couple pieces of dunnage will do it or a 2inch strap around bottom of pallet pulling backwards is how i would do it. Just my opinion, looks good tho.
     
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  7. Xray4

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    Thank you gents, was delivered in Denver without incident. The rez roads in N.AZ are terrible! Check out the poor job I did with the long steel, and how I fixed it.
    It's obvious I mistakenly did not put downward pressure on the steel with the chains the first go around. The second seems right.
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    better:
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  8. not4hire

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    Sometimes it works where you can both choke it and secure it with one chain/strap*, or sometimes you need to do those things separately.


    *Not suggesting using a strap in this case, but for things like pipe, etc.
     
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  9. ltlmore

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    Looks pretty good to me. The only thing I think I would have done different is maybe add a strap or two to the middle of those long sticks of steel. I think the DOT likes securement every 5'.
     
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    What do you guys think of this one? I don't really have anywhere to chain on this car.. PXL_20201014_182443649.jpg
     
  11. not4hire

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    Good for side-to-side, but I think it could possibly roll right out of those. I would add something to restrict forward and backwards (besides the park pin and brake ;)... which are probably pretty used up in an old cop car o_O). Or if there is just a way to move the straps to the chassis instead.
     
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