Safe unloading of a 40ft container

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  1. Patlabans

    Patlabans Bobtail Member

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    Hi, Im a newbie driver and only 3 wks ago i started to do a container job. I was told by other guys i need to be careful when full container is taken off by crane because the air bags can burst when the weight is taken off.
    Could U plz tell what else should be taken into account, i mean, well, is it even true? if so starting from what weight there is a danger to bags burst? Is it only when container is taken off? (not while loaded on?)
    Any other advice or info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    newguy
     
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  3. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    It's hard on the bags and shocks. Dump your suspension before you unload.
     
  4. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    It’s hard on the shock bushings .
    If you do it a lot you can install limiting straps to stop the uptravel just before the shocks top out .
    I don’t see it as any different than pulling out from under a loaded trailer .
    And they made millions of trucks with no dump valve.
    I owned three rigs with airbags and no dump valve .
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I dump my bags before I pull out from under my trailer. If you can't dump your suspension, I guess you're just SOL.
     
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