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  1. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    For a manufacturer is a bit of a different ball game, not to mention they probably know how to load. I’ve only done that for contractors who didn’t care as long as it got there.

    The one time I used straps I noticed a lot of abrasion where they laid over the top. That made me a little nervous, enough to discourage me from using them again.

    On a longer haul I’d venture to assume they would’ve eventually broke.
     
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  4. johndeere4020

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    Cheap straps or rough wall, we hauled a whole bunch from Norwalk Ohio to Louisville Ky which is a fair distance without a problem.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably rough wall... Spring ride equipment too.
     
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  6. Broke Down 69

    Broke Down 69 Road Train Member

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    Oh,.Sweet Jesus. I have no idea what to say.
     
  7. sourdiesel

    sourdiesel Light Load Member

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    I hauled barriers for 4 months we were told by the company to use 4inch straps 2 in the front one in the back, they weigh 5500 never had a problem.
     
  8. stwik

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    I'm in ####ing awe. I've seen some dumb crap in my short 6 month stint in open deck this far... but holy cow. I'd have a tough time not making a phone call or at the very least bringing that to the shippers attention...
     
  9. Tug Toy

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    Loader saw it and said "he had never seen anything like it". Just walked away shaking his head.
     
  10. x1Heavy

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    I had a load for which songs are sung about how stupid the whole thing was that day. I went into a Home Depot not far from Jessup. They were breaking down the metal racks in the store for a reconditioning, whatever that was.

    By the time they had the racks piled on my freuhauf deck it was a overwide, over long, over high pile of seriously dangerous load. All sharp corners sticking everywhere.

    I threw everything on it. And stopped every half mile for the 17 miles to the stupid storage facility ratcheting, binding and strapping. tight tight and more tight. The tighter I got the more jingling I got as it got looser. And so help me the #### thing started spreading. So I quit it.

    I made it to that building The loader told me to stand back out of the way.

    Like a pickup stick childs game he hooked one of the racks with his forks and pulled 2 feet.

    All of them came off scattering across the lot as he roared backwards not to be buried.
    Thank you, sign here. You go bye bye.

    next time I see a load like that I need a plasma welder.
     
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