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  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    In the states:

    Under 10k pounds wheeled or tracked only requires two chains minimum. BUT any attachment/blade/bucket/whatever must be either mechanically locked into place or chained down. (so if god came and flipped your trailer over, that bucket wouldn't move). Hydraulics alone aren't enough.

    So a skid steer, one in back (there's usually welded on shackles on each corner) and then one in the front but you must somehow get it over the bucket. (to hold it down). or you have to throw another for the bucket.

    Over 10,000lbs requires 4 chains (minimum). So for example a Backhoe (which usually weighs in that 25,000lb range ish) requires a minimum 6 chains. (1 for each corner, one for the loader bucket, one for the backhoe)
     
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  3. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    When this guy passed me. (I'm a slow turtle stuck at 63).
    It looked like all his chains were tight. But for them only having one binder per side of each machine.
    His trailer also had a HECK of a lean to the right. Almost as if, it has different sized tires on the passenger side of the trailer.

    Personally, I would do the same with the chains. But use one binder per corner.
    SO, yeah 20 binders. But only 8 chains.
     
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  4. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    What in the fluff is that blue thing? Either of em really.
     
  5. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    Airplane Wings.
    Would be my guess.
     
  6. W Bench Farms

    W Bench Farms Bobtail Member

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    I have also been told on a backhoe that the outriggers need to be chained together in case the hydraulics leak off, they won't hang over the edge of the trailer.
     
  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    First I’ve heard of that one, but it sounds like a wise precaution.
     
  8. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    To each his own... I guess if you aren't using chains or edge protectors ya just strap the Hell out of it and pray...
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  9. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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    By any chance did you get those out of Chicago?
     
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  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I never used chains on stuff like that, mostly because we didn’t carry any. But I did use felt, pieces of old straps, and old t-shirts to protect my straps.
     
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  11. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    My guess is windmill blades.
     
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