Straps over rubber tracks

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  1. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you've already made up your mind and have no doubts about what you're doing, what made you ask?
     
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  3. thomasweil

    thomasweil Bobtail Member

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    Confirmation, but nevermind. Sorry I asked. Didn't me to trigger anyone. Just a question. All good.
     
  4. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Confirmation that your wrong and could have killed someone. Then your right!
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Seriously, first chance you get, please go to a hardware store and buy some chains and binders. On that machine, 1/4" should be plenty. You're talking to truckers here. We don't believe in the concept of "overkill".
     
  6. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    What’s it weigh
     
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  7. thomasweil

    thomasweil Bobtail Member

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    6,500 lbs., So two indirect tiedowns exceeds the working load limit. It is on tracks so friction is a factor.

    I don't think it's illegal and just wanted someone to refute it or confirm it (I know "just because it's legal..."

    All good. I'll just research on my own and make use of the plethora of info at my finger tips.

    Sorry for the trouble.
     
  8. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    3.5 tons. Boom & blade securment with chains.
     
  9. PSM379

    PSM379 Medium Load Member

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    Not trying to start a pissing match here, those tiny 1s have no spots for chains, I’ve hauled similar stuff, strapped over the tracks. If the machine weighs 6,000lbs 2 straps is sufficient. I prefer chaining over strapping, and trust me there is nowhere to chain on some of the really mini machines. Terrible designs.
     
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  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't do it. Tracks can pop off pretty easily. IMO chains are the only correct way to secure construction machinery.

    Also the bucket should require securement as well. Guys have been nailed for unsecured loads for not chaining down the bucket.
     
  11. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    7000lbs your good to go. There is a minimum to be legal and what we would all prefer to be ideal. Sometimes we have to secure the minimum because its the best u can do. Secure the bucket because hydraulics alone is not legal.
     
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