Post flatbed load photos here V2.0

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

  1. Czar_Zero

    Czar_Zero Road Train Member

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    On my way to pick up a load recently, I was reminded of that thread when I saw quite a few double drops headed somewhere with lumber on them.
     
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  3. IH Truck Guy

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    Ya,those floor sections are heavy and a pain.
    Then they had these aluminum ones made.
    Rated at 20k per side.
    Weighed about 150 a side.
    They were clumsy, but you could move them without needing a forklift.
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    In my prime,I could muscle them up on the top deck.
    Nowadays, I need a helper. Lol
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    What is that yellow machine in your second pic?
     
  5. IH Truck Guy

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    Or if you're in a bind,you buy a 4x8 sheet of 1"T1.
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  6. IH Truck Guy

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    Airport runway plow and sweeper.
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  7. welldigger00

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    I looked into those. They were $12k, and you’re fixed to 8’ in stretch length. I had these “inriggers” (xl manufactured them, and that’s what they called them) at $200 a piece. I like how modular they are, and easy to store. Plus, you use as many or as little as you want. Funny thing though, XL would not give me any weight rating on them. They officially said that they are for covering the gap when stretched with plywood so that road debris does not come up and get the load dirty! F ing joke. They’re fairly heavy duty, and I bought enough to go 12” on center over 8’ just like the frame under the rest of the deck
     
  8. Kyle G.

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    Ah, ok now it all makes sense. My first thought was maybe some kind of railroad maintenance rig, but didn’t see any liftable train wheels (or whatever you call them) on it. Guess I was way off!
     
  9. IH Truck Guy

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    Too many variables that they can't control.
    How far are you going to space them out,and what kind of wood will the customer use etc.
    I'm sure that's why they don't want the liability.
    That is a slick setup.
    And plenty easy for one guy to use and not bust your nutsack.
     
  10. Ruthless

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    while I don’t recall having made a comment on that thread I did see it.
    You have crates not lumber//
    If the plan is to haul 48k loads of dimensional lumber on a regular basis; a lowboy is not the ideal candidate for equipment. I’ve seen it done, sometimes you do what you gotta do to make things work.
    Right tool for the job/ you can use a crescent wrench as a hammer on occasion, doesn’t make it the tool of choice.



    eta- if you meant flatbed freight in general on a dd, i think theres more leeway there. At a regular customer of mine they get a rigging outfit that brings in several loads a week of fat/step freight on a double drop. Based on the rate they charge it seems to pay them about fuel money as well. Which certainly affects rates for other trailer types as they are taking what would otherwise be a great lane and turning it into a backhaul/
    Just a different angle to consider.
     
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  11. Rontonio

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    are there pins that go through each end into the deck to keep it from walking out?
     
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