Stake Posts for a flatbed.

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

  1. walterk

    walterk Bobtail Member

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    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.
     
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  2. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

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    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:
     
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  3. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Road Train Member

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

    Working Class Patriot Road Train Member

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    That is also required when running in TX.....You get caught without chained stakes by TXDOT...it's your azzhat.....
     
  5. ricroc

    ricroc Bobtail Member

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    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

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

    ricroc Bobtail Member

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    ahhh makes sense.. Thanks my man.
     
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