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  1. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    You hauled logs in the PNW? Did you use a strip wrapper on steep spur roads?
     
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  3. okiedokie

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    Do they still use Chemolite treated poles or just Creosote poles?
     
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  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yeah, I confess, I spent some time doing that. I still do, just not as often. I know you already know all this but I'll explain to the highway haulers.
    A lot of times we'd run a strip chain...usually just a regular wrapper... between the rear center of the truck bunk to the front center of the trailer bunk. There were hooks welded on the bunk to drop the chain wrapper ends into. You'd pull the slack out of it by hand and put a binder on. That one line would hold an amazing amount of weight.
    If we were hauling pine the bunk logs would usually be 32's and it didn't take much to walk out from under a load. That always pissed off the side rod and the loader operator. When they have to shut down the whole show just to reload your truck when you should have strip chained it in the first place they weren't shy about explaining to you what you'd done wrong. Sometimes if you weren't blocking the haul road they'd make you sit there until all the other trucks were loaded, especially if they had to walk a shovel out to get you back together.
    If we had the old style Hassle bunks with the double edge and trough we'd usually throw one wrapper over the load, tie to the front bunk, cinch it down tight, and try to drive real smooth. If we had all long logs we might tie to the rear stake too.
     
  5. okiedokie

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    Thanks for the explanation hand.
     
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  6. tony97905

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    I'll disagree....take a regular old drinking straw and try shoving it through a raw baking potato. You can't do it. Now take the same straw and stab the potato as you hold it in your hand and it goes right through. Relate this to a bulkhead that is built prior to loading and freight is loaded up against it versus building a bulkhead after you've been loaded and have space between the load and bulkhead. In a panic situation only one bulkhead will still be there.
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    None of that made any sense.
     
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  8. Espressolane

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    What the posting is trying to get across a is a stop it before it starts idea. Put what ever your loading tight up against the bulkhead, no space between product and bulkhead. Any space can give the product room to move. If the product moves, it is more likely to go through a bulkhead.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    It is not always possible to put the entire load up against a bulkhead
     
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  10. tony97905

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    What part are you struggling with?
     
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  11. Landincoldfire

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    This. While we don't use bulkheads so much. We do have what are called stop bars. For these to be effective in keeping mill rolls from moving forward. The load must be tight up against the stop bars. 20170404_170440.jpg 20170513_121539.jpg
     
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