I’m sure this has come up before but I wanted to double check.
I have 5 mini excavators. They are a hair over 5k each except one is larger 11k
The larger one I am 4 pointing it. Chain/binder on each side front blade chain point and chain/binder on chain point near skids on each side. Strap to hold the backhoe bucket.
The smaller ones 5kish each. I can use chain point on each side of skid and strap on front blade?
Or can I use on chain on each side and chain blade and skid with one binder.
This is a deal where they told me I had 3, now I have 5 and don’t carry 20 #### binder Lolol. The extra two is for another thread…
I have seen several guys do the on chain near skids and one strap over blade and 1 guy 1 chain for blade and skid on each side.
Y’all are the experts as they offer no help at loading dock.
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Just strap the first and last one half decent and don’t worry about the rest lol
Idk how many times I have seen that…but please don’t do that actually.
maybe can get two buckets under one strap then chain or strap over the track frame but under the track at front and rear on the little ones and four corners plus bucket on the big one.
Sorry for my crappy drawing
Before the experts answer the question, I want a shot at it.
Four points on the 11k machine, plus hydraulics. The smaller machines are under 10k, so they are general freight. Just chain as needed, and hydraulics don't matter on them.
Keep in mind, this is my try at it, and don't take this as gospel, any future readers...
Kind of what I did , but after ducking the dog for awhile it just dawned on me what I feel is perfect for these and I would have finished so much sooner and felt so much better about it. I’ll stop here shortly and try to get a few pics. My old ### is not adjusting to the heat well. Iowa is freaking hot and humid!!!
Okay, I’m open to some critique of course. Love the input from y’all.
I did four point the heavier one 11k,
There is two medium small one and two smaller ones Lolol.
I ended up chaining by the track and the I used the chain with strap to my winches for the blades on the two medium small ones.
I just feel so much better with this way than a few other ways I thought about doing it.
The two smaller ones I chained by the tracks and then threw a strap over the blades.
I then strapped the backhoe arm. There were signs posted not to strap over the tracks. So I ended up running the backhoe straps between the track and solid parts.
I would have been done if there were only 3, I would have just four pointed them. If I get any inkling of movement out of the ones I threw a strap over the blade I will use chain straps to winch on those.
I haven’t been this cooked for months and months. I was ready for summer but I changed my #### mind Lolol
btw, that strap that barely touches chain in first pic has a rubber edge protector between it and chains
But you didn't list the types, number, sizes of your securements, nor did we have the pictures until you already had a solution for yourself.Last edited: May 12, 2022
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