Stake Posts for a flatbed.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by walterk, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. walterk

    walterk Bobtail Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Caledon, ON
    Just curious, If any of you guys have some neat solutions to a problem of useful and secure stake posts for a flatbed? It seams that there is no good solution in the industry to secure some high loads. Recently, I have done a double stacked load of strapped rolls of wire fence on pallets and had to use customer supplied "pipe stakes" that were a joke.-Just a 4' pipe with the end flattened to fit in a stake socket on my flatbed. It was just a short run, but I would like to have something more efficient for the next time.
    kickin chicken Thanks this.
  2. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    New Ulm,MN
    Run a chain between the opposeing posts and tighten with binder.The pipe posts will not go anywhere. Hope that is what you meant....:biggrin_2556:
    REDD Thanks this.
  3. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Road Train Member

    Apr 27, 2009

    Thats the way I've always done it...
  4. Working Class Patriot

    Working Class Patriot Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Wherever and Whenever...
    That is also required when running in TX.....You get caught without chained stakes by's your azzhat.....
  5. ricroc

    ricroc Bobtail Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Houston TX
    I know this is an old post but is that law? I have seen some guy runing with the chained stakes but have seen plenty without the chains also
  6. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    No law but it is good to do and doesn't hurt. Saves from breaking your stake pocket.
  7. ricroc

    ricroc Bobtail Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Houston TX
    ahhh makes sense.. Thanks my man.
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