Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Doughboy18, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Doughboy18

    Doughboy18 Light Load Member

    Jan 27, 2019
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    So I found a 2014 Fontaine Revolution. Paid 21k. Now looking to purchase all needed equipment. Here is my list, no specific order. Please chime in, suggestions, preference, where to buy etc.. I have no specific load other then bagged municipal waste. Other then that is what ever I can pick up coming back to NYC From va,oh,nc,sc, md,pa, mi.

    Pease keep thread about eqioment, unless you have suggestions about what popular in those areas to pick up

    2 8' lumber tarps (need help on this, what size should be good for starter)
    Box 100 of bungees 15"
    (12) 20' chains 3/8 70 grade ( need help with this one) different sizes etc???
    12 Rachet binders 3/8
    Edge Protectors Chain & Strap (is there difference)
    10 extra winches (trailer comes with 6 on each side)
    winch Bar
    winch winder
    strap winder
    22 4" 30' straps
    12 4" 20' straps
    10 8' 4x4 wood ( what other sizes?)
    height pole
    Moving Blankets
    Os Banners
    Os Flags
    Nail/ crow bar
    10 coil rack-
    10 coil pad
    screw gun
    measuring tape
    claw hammer
    beacons (will I need)
    headache rack (enclosed or regular ????)
    dunnage rack (PREmade, will this fit on the revolution)
    extra toolbox

    what else???

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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019
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  3. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    Just planning on running the boards?
  4. Doughboy18

    Doughboy18 Light Load Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    and walking with business cards to local places
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    Look like a good list to me.. Yes edge protectors for straps and chains are different.. Chain ones are metal, strap ones are plastic thats the only difference they do the same thing..u should be good to go, u will pick up some stuff along the way when u find it handy ..
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  6. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

    Jan 24, 2014
    Yeah,Looks good there OP.

    Go with the 21 inch bungees instead- 15's are good for sides only- 21's will get you wrapped up all over-

    And If your gonna be running broker only (Which you will,especially in these tough times..Many Shippers wont even look at you without experience and capacity) Don't overdo it! Most Broker Loads are Leftover contract lanes or Spot freight nobody wants......

    Good Luck passing out your Cards- Its what I did when I first started.....
  7. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Good broom to sweep off the deck......
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  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

    Apr 11, 2019
    Fairbanks Ak
    V-boards, plastic or home built.
    Do your winches slide? Personally I like winches, lots of them, but I like them straight across from each other, either that or offset in about 2 ft intervals. If I have them straight across, I like straps with NO hooks so I can tighten from both sides. If off set you have to have hooks, but can still tighten most freight from both sides.
    Just personal choice, but I would want 1/2 of those chains 5/16 instead of 3/8 and I would also want some 10 ft chains too.
    A smoke tarp, is a must as far as I am concerned too.
    You will want a few longer bungees too.
    I also like some 4 ft drop tarps too with 3 sets of d rings. I always wanted to have a set made both 4 and 8 ft drops but 3 pieces to be able to cover 56 feet of load, without them being too heavy, and you can never have too many d rings.
    An old junk tarp to roll out under your tarp comes in very handy on some loads too.
    I cut strap protectors out of scrap carpet, had plastic angle protecters when there was a defined edge, and also some plastic ball corner tarp protectors.
    I have also grabbed a pack or three of diapers when I was needing some bad.
    No way would I be caught without a few snap binders, myself, you will find you will want some at least.
    You will want a few 2 in straps and ratchets, for sure.
    I liked having a few pieces of junk fire hose cut in short lengths to run a chain through at times.
    All that, you will always come up with something you don't have.
    Oh yea, in addition to a screw gun I had a circle saw, and a hand saw too.
  9. Fatboy42

    Fatboy42 Light Load Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    I noticed you stated about winches without hooks I too go winch to winch people look at me like I’m crazy I don’t even try to explain if the can’t figure it out
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  10. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    4-Inch-Ratchet-Strap-Flat-Hook.Col.Yellow.01.jpg Just starting out I would just stick with the 30 foot 4" straps, I wouldnt worry about getting the 20 feet...

    Get a couple 4" ratchet straps and a couple 2" ratchet straps...
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  11. Fatboy42

    Fatboy42 Light Load Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    2 chains with hooks 1/2 with of a pallet about 8 3 link chains with hooks on both ends find an old bias ply 10x20 tire cut in half across center then cut side wall out will make 4 coil cuffs some 20 inch chains and if you have chain pop ups 8 peak link with hook
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