PUT DOWN ON TRAILER... NOW NEED HELP WITH EQUIPMENT

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

  1. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Mr Ed said it perfectly and I believe someone also mentioned the issue only really arises on a stepdeck.

    If it does become an issue. I make sure to do something about it before the forklift guy disappears. It takes less than 5min usually to move the cargo around just enough to make strapping easier.

    I still think my magic # for winches/straps is 16. Probably with a 12 & 4 split side to side. Ive never needed that many, but having a few extra is never bad.
     
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  3. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    LOL. I used to haul trailers and had as many as 39 straps on a load, these were 2 in straps and you just tie down one side with them. With 39 straps on, the dot tried to tell me I needed 72 to be legal. lol
     
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  4. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    Just use one of these over the tires.
    https//www.myteeproducts.com/trailer-winch-stake-pocket-outward-offset-a.html?fee=36&fep=633&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7_Pf2_Tx4gIVCrnACh1j5AD1EAQYASABEgJKJfD_BwE

    No problem.
     
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  5. Doughboy18

    Doughboy18 Light Load Member

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    I plan to get this headache rack. will order by today

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  6. old iron

    old iron Road Train Member

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    If you put the 3 bar winches on you can
    Tighten from both ends with regular straps. IMG_20160812_161134549.jpg Lot easier than fighting that little bitty slot when your fingers is froze. IMG_20160812_161231255.jpg
     
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  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I like those winches, especially up here in the frozen north. I will at times hook a strap hook in one like that but do not turn it or tighten it from that side with a hook in it.
    I double my straps over before sliding them in the winch and it is so much easier with the 3 bar type winches.
     
  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    You will be happy with that rack, if it has the drawers in the doors, do not make the mistake I see a lot of guys do and put a bunch of weight in them.
     
  9. Doughboy18

    Doughboy18 Light Load Member

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    is this a double L track. Need to order winches

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    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
  10. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    Your link just went to their main webpage. Not to a particular product. But it dont matter. I do not need more stuff to do my job. I do it above all standards. Always have. Almost every new product I've seen, at least lately, are solutions looking for a problem that dont exist. Unless you have some unusual equipment, or do something dumb, you will NEVER have winches hitting drive tires on either a stepdeck or a regular flat. And winches wont even go above trlr tires on a stepdeck. And it is easy to load correctly so that you dont need to put winches directly over trlr tires on a regular flat. I do carry 1 4 inch rachet. I have never wanted a second one, and have never used it unless pulling a stepdeck. My current truck has 519k on it. And the drive tires have been traded out, but they had no winch damage when they were. And trailer tires are significantly more likely to be damaged by curbs and other road hazards, or simply by improper inflation than by a winch. All of this concern about winch damage is misplaced. There are much more likely problems to worry about than winch damage. But again, watch your particular equipment and go from there.
     
  11. starmac

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    The ratcheting winch bars are handy on a step, especially if you are parked against a curb or something. I have never see any use for them pulling a flat.
     
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