Post flatbed load photos here V2.0

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

  1. CAXPT

    CAXPT Road Train Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    More likely to protect it from the road salt.
    Got started late, eh? Either that or you're a really slow tarper. I see daylight in one shot and then night in the next.
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  3. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Evansville, IN
    Nope just the angle of the sun, I did take my time as I’m not a lover of heights and it was windy and cold, southern MN ya know lol.

    The farmer was cool and helped, and of course I added to the fun by running over something that cut a trailer tire so it was back to the yard where I’m sitting now waiting for the team to return from lunch…
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  4. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

    Jun 17, 2018
    My second load with this new trailer I just bought and first time tarping in like 5 years. It was raining slightly, and I only needed the one 4ft tarp for the 12 pallets of bricks (yes bricks, yea it ‘had’ to be tarped).

    Anyway took my fat ### 1.5 hours start to finish including strapping I’m terrible at tarping. Do y’all do the sides first or the front?

    First time using the new lighter rip stop tarp from tri city canvas and so far big thumbs up.

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  5. YardMule89

    YardMule89 Heavy Load Member

    Feb 26, 2021
    Stretch the sides of the tarp and do them first and then the ends.
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    It looks good to me.. On a nice square load I do the front and back first. Pull it all Nice and tight and the sides will be tight... I find if I do the sides first, hard to get the front and back tight and tends to flap a little going down the road.
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  7. just_s0me_Guy

    just_s0me_Guy Bobtail Member

    Aug 3, 2022
    does this count.

    i’m picking up my truck today lol

    not sure what my first load is gonna be though.

    i’m curious if it’s gonna be that load of lumber sitting out there

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  8. CAXPT

    CAXPT Road Train Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    1.5 hours for the whole load? What did you expect after 5 years. :) I presume you were double-checking your work as you went, since it's been a don't beat yourself up so much already. :) It looks good.

    Like D.Tibbitt says, however, for me, the type of load and amount and number of tarps to secure always dictated the process. Coils were pretty much front and sides first so I could make the rest of tarp trail to the back, whereas square loads other than lumber would be sides first. Lumber is different because the flaps determine what gets done first to properly overlap. IE. Back flap first, the front sides could be done and then the front flap..and then the sides. Usually, there was just enough sides to cover, so the need was to stretch the sides as much as possible to get an amount to roll and then the flaps at the back to overlap the back to make it aerodynamic.

    Some things can be patterened, others can't. Always a puzzle, which is what I love about flatbed.
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  9. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Looks good. Did you put any padding under the front edge? Brick can eat a tarp really quick.

    Usually do the flap ends first.
  10. booley

    booley Road Train Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Johnson City today. The chains and the steel were covered with ice, you couldn’t pay me enough to climb up on that trailer FF15931B-B9E1-43F9-8333-1FE5AE58A687.jpeg
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  11. INRUT

    INRUT Medium Load Member

    Aug 21, 2016
    Got the angle off today, 3 stops & about 450 miles to knock out tomorrow. upload_2023-2-9_20-59-2.jpeg
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