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  1. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    i was taught in 40ft load, the ends need a securement within the first 4ft at the ends. Then every 10ft.

    ====|==========|==========|==========|==|==== > so 5 securement. Obviously this is only for length of the load and not the weight.

    short version, 8ft load = 1 strap in middle
    10ft load = 2 straps, within 4 ft from the ends. correct me if im wrong
     
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  3. old iron

    old iron Road Train Member

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    A good hand stacked load of small squares will take a wagon over with it without being strapped down. Same reason hay pulls like a sob down the highway. Every stem sticking out catches wind. Property stacked the bales are "locked" together.
    In another life I hauled concrete block locally. Our trucks didn't have straps, just a net on the outside rail a good foot away from the cubes. Friction of the block and watching how you drove kept the load on the truck.
     
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  4. johndeere4020

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    Over 5 feet require 2.
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I haven't hauled as much hay as a lot of guys but I hauled my share. It was mostly small bales, field to barn, and on good county roads.
    We never tied anything unless it was going through town. It was mostly alfalfa and our local alfalfa in small bales rode like they were velcro'd
    Baled rice straw...that's a different matter. Slick when it's dry and snotty when it gets wet. One load of that crap was enough.
     
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  6. FoolsErrand

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    See round bales daily, rare to have a strap other than the last two. And yeah it ends up in the ditch now n then. Not much else to talk about in the country.
     
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    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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  9. Swine hauler

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    Few years back I loaded wrapped round bales (plastic wrapped, processed bales) on an icy deck, below zero temps on a side hill. Couldn't even strap them down before they slid half off.

    Finished up, got down the road about a mile, pitched down into the bottom of the land with a 15 mph curve and watched in the mirror as six bales slid easy as you please right into the ditch. They were strapped 6 ways to Sunday, but with plastic on an icy deck it was like hauling running water.

    I set the brakes and jumped out spittin' mad, ....and just then here comes a state trooper. He takes one look at my face,shakes his head and laid down on his throttle. Fine with me, I was in no mood.
    them bales are still there, growing brush out of them now. LOL
     
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  10. JonJon78

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    Especially when you don't belly strap...
     
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    Another one today... Going across Route 30 in Indiana... This is a Chicago area freightliner so wouldnt put much past him... Hes got flags on the parts of the machine that stick out, oversized banner is tucked up... Lights on passenger side on trailer dont work at all...

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