Skidded coils

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  1. W Bench Farms

    W Bench Farms Bobtail Member

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    Looking for some info on securement and tarping on skidded coils. Have been seeing some close to home loads on these, and have never hauled any. Thought I'd get a little overview before I went too far into it. I would imagine these are mini coils.
     
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  3. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    Secure with straps or chains, crossed and use proper edge protection. Don't be lazy, cross strap each coil or stack. I prefer straps on skidded coils. 4' drop tarps with padding.

    Here is one we did recently...

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  4. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Skidded coils can be done a few different ways
    It all depends on how they are set.
    With out better information it’s difficult to provide some ideas.

    @PoleCrusher has a good photo of one method posted above. This is the basic idea for most situations.
     
  5. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    I dont strap then. But others do. Rubber under the front stack, X chains with edge protectors. Single chain on anyone behind the X as long as it covers weight. If you space them out, another X chain. You should X chain back stack, this I do and dont do just depends. If you have a tall stack it gets X. If the require they get 3. I tarp the lazy way.

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  6. cke

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    No wonder you don’t get nothin done. Using all that securement like that.
     
  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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  8. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    These are 6 4ft x 4ft coils. I cross chain the front coil, then strap the other 5. I thought I had a pic of just the coils but I couldn't find it on my phone.


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  9. W Bench Farms

    W Bench Farms Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for all of the replies. That's what my idea on securement was, but just wanted to double check.

    Any issues with the straps or chains sliding off the coils on top? I know these are larger diameter, but if you try to strap across the top of an upright barrel, the straps always want to slide off.
     
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  10. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Don't haul them cheap, as in drive the rate down using the "backhaul" term.

    Its not black iron, it finished, or semi finished product. Charge a proper rate.
     
  11. cke

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    Use something other than plastic strap protectors, too slippery. Use carpet or rubber protectors. Be very precise with strap or chain placement so they won’t slide off the coil
     
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