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Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by MACK E-6, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    This should be as good a picture as any to start this one.

    Certainly nothing wrong here. Good job, driver. :rolleyes:

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  2. TPS Report

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    Ok, I’m a wannabe so I’ll probably miss plenty.

    If the vertical black line is not strapping than there is nothing putting downward force on the center barrier. I don’t see chocking so the outer barriers can move in making straps lose. No idea what the barriers weigh, but guessing 3 are well over 5K and more than 10’ long, meaning more straps? What else, school me.
     
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  3. Tug Toy

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    This genius is loading next to me right now. I tried to help but "No speak English" but I think he only has 4 chains for 3 machines? So front and rear units get 1 1/2 chain and center gets 2, 1/2 chains. Only 4 binders too. IMG_3007.JPG
     
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    Is that one of Chicago Lands finest drivers in a Volvo by chance?
     
  6. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    I think it's a freightliner? It's missing so many parts and so dirty it's kinda hard to tell?

    "BSLogistic"

    Lol
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, those weigh somewhere in the 5500 lb neighborhood, 10 feet long.

    I wouldn’t use straps on those in the first place, and this knucklehead doesn’t even have protectors on his. Vibration will make the concrete eventually chew through those straps. I’ve personally seen that happen, which was the first and last time I used straps on barriers.
     
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  8. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Straps? I usually see those held in place by friction. Sometimes they use a load of sailboat fuel in front as a sort of bull head.

    Scary the things you see sometimes.
     
  9. johndeere4020

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    I gotta disagree with you here on one thing, the main problem I see is the gap between the walls. I've hauled thousands of feet of barrier wall. The big company I worked for owned millions of feet of it and it wasn't uncommon at all to have 50,000 feet or more on a job. It all got hauled with 4" straps with no protecters and I NEVER saw a cut strap from the wall itself. Most barrier manufacturers won't allow chains on it because it breaks it.
     
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