Post flatbed load photos here V2.0

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by leftlanetruckin, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    @FoolsErrand I'm not the poster, but I've hauled those. We call them hollow core. They are floors and they extrude them on these machines and they can leave different portions of the hollow part full (for strength and such)
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    one small job i brought them too they were using them as the floor on a residential house (mtn community, couple million dollar home) and that was going to be the garage floor (so it needed strength)
     
  2. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Thanks man, thats pretty interesting. So theres no iron inside them? Theyre not made in conventional forms?
     
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  3. LoneCowboy

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    TBH i'm not sure if there is rebar inside them or not. But it's literally extruded out this machine with the hollow part pushing it forward. Long lengths of them and they cut them (and different parts have hollow or non-hollow) per job and specs. I thought I took a picture of the machine, but I can't find it.

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    this is the machine behind the trailer, but you can't really see it, but you can see how it just pushes them down the line and they cut them.
     
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  4. booley

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    These are floors for what I believe is an apartment building. That's the building in the background of the pic. I'm pretty sure they all have prestressed cables embedded in the concrete. There's maybe 4 or 5 of them running through near the bottom of the piece. Some of the slabs have a slight camber, that's why I think the cables have been stretched before the concrete cures. They always handle them with overhead slings on each end or with hooks on each end like in @LoneCowboy 's picture.
    Not long ago, I had someone try to pick a piece up with a forklift and it broke right in half!
    The cables running through the bottom of the piece only gives strength to the top of the piece, not so much to the bottom...the weight of the concrete is what caused the piece to break on the forks
     
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  5. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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  6. FerrissWheel

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    Going home to Vegas, taking a stack with me.

    Forklift guy went home, so i got to stack my own steps. Took a minute to find the balence point on the steps. Id never used a forklift on steps before. I was usually somewhere they didn't have one.

    It is an odd feeling swinging a trailer around like bat, even if im going dead slow.

    Took this shot while i was checking to see if i was lined up good.
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  7. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Its wierd isnt it?

    At times i get lazy enough to hitch my trailers by just picking them up and setting them on the pintle or GN ball.

    And i pretty much flip them over for any kind of maintenance now. 1118181542-1.jpg
     
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    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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  9. booley

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    So I’m sitting home not working today and my dispatcher texts me around noon to ask me if I can go to Brooklyn....WHAT!!!
    I explained by the time I got the truck and picked up the load, I’d be lucky to get there by 5 or 6...
    He says, “we don’t have many other options”
    Realizing that the odds of someone actually waiting for me at the jobsite were slim to none...aaanndd the only thing worse than trying to get into Brooklyn in the afternoon is trying to get back out
    I apologetically declined...
     
  10. Odin's Rabid Dog

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    Nothing to see here, move along, move along.
    The little one is going to Cincinnati, the larger one, to New Castle, Delaware.
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