Tips and Tricks of flatbedding

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  1. Flightline

    Flightline Road Train Member

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    How about bungee rope? Anyone else using it?

    How about the ratchet winch bars?

    How about using smoke tarps for pallets and small or partial tarp jobs.

    Anyone else put foam insulation around their winch bar?

    Where is a good place to keep hard hat and saftey glasses as we are required to have them at so many shippers now?
     
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    insertnamehere Light Load Member

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    What exactly are you asking? Not trying to be a #### but your questions don't make a lot of sense.
     
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  3. Flightline

    Flightline Road Train Member

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    A few others wanted a thread started on tips and tricks of flatbedding so I am asking for all.
     
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  4. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

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    Ok, I will ask, why do you wrap insulation around your winch bar?
     
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  5. Flightline

    Flightline Road Train Member

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    softer grip mostly
    less impact when it gets me in the shin
     
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  6. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

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    Oh, I usually just refrain from hitting myself in the shins.
     
  7. Cluck Cluck

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    My girlfriend was helping strap a load down. And I looked back and she had the winch bar in a winch and was standing on the end of the winch bar trying to get 1 more click out of the winch. My tip. Don't let me girl help you strap a load down
     
  8. Flightline

    Flightline Road Train Member

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    Sometimes things just seem to happen, Especially when running late or when it's raining.
    Maybe this is the reason of hard hats and safety glasses.
     
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  9. FwL

    FwL Medium Load Member

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    How about any tips for keeping safety glasses and sun glasses from getting all scratched up.

    Seems every time I get new ones, they're scratched up in nothing flat... no matter how careful I try to be with them.
     
  10. skateboardman

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    the questions all made perfect sense to me,

    I don't foam the bar, I wish I could find some bungee rope, been thinking about getting a racheting winch bar, I am either going to get a smoke tarp or make this baby a grass burner, and I keep my hard hat , safety glasses, ear plugs , wrapped up in the safety vest, stashed between the passenger door and seat along with spare lights and 2 jugs of water in a case I nedd it, so it wont freeze in the sideboxes.
     
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