Stupid question

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  1. BLHinshaw

    BLHinshaw Light Load Member

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    Where would I track down a few of those metal edge protectors I see guys use on coils? I've never seen them in the truck stops (and I'm sure I wouldn't want to pay the markup on them). I'm no flatbed rookie but the company I run with the past few years didn't run chains, so I've been getting coil supplies as I go the past couple months and those corners are the only things left on my list (i think)
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    If you ever get by any of the Iowa80 truckstops, they have them. (Joplin MO, Kenly NC and Walcott IA)
     
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  4. Hurst

    Hurst Registered Member

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    Cut up old mudflaps and old tires work well too.

    Hurst
     
  5. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Add the chrome shop/blue beacon (x159 across from the Petro) in Effingham to the list of places that carry them.
     
  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I was about to suggest that.
     
  7. terryt

    terryt Medium Load Member

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    Almost any tarp shop or trailer dealer that sell flat beds usually is the cheapest place to find them and buy.
     
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  8. barroll

    barroll Road Train Member

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    Pretty much any tarp shop, and a lot of trailer repair shops cover them. Chain guards are usually what I hear them called, but some call them steel edge protectors.

    If all you're doing is coils then you might want to look into a coil chain guard. You'll have a lot less trouble with them sliding around and falling off as you ratchet your binders.
     
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  9. Flatbed Valkyrie

    Flatbed Valkyrie Medium Load Member

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    Chain guards is what I've heard them called as well.

    Iowa80 will over charge you for them like everything else.
     
  10. kranky1

    kranky1 Light Load Member

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    Coil Cuffs may be what you're after. They make chaining heavy coils a lot easier, more chains in a smaller area, than corner protectors.
     
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