Too much weight

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Bret1984, May 6, 2022.

  1. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

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    That was at the Flying J, hwy 158 Midland Tx. I drove past that before the wreckers showed up.
     
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  3. bumper Jack

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    No, but I watched a steel step deck break in about the same spot and he only had 44k of cable reels on. It was quite the sight to watch
     
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  4. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    Me too!
     
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  5. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    Like another commenter said on this thread you're probably going to have visible cracks before it gets to that point. Rough lease roads definitely don't help matters and with proper inspections that likely could have been caught early. However loading too much weight all of the time has to be another contributing factor.
     
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  6. bumper Jack

    bumper Jack Heavy Load Member

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    I guess my point is. Over loading mixed with rough roads caused the cracks. Piss poor maintenance resulted in not catching it and resulted in breaking his wagon in half. It didn’t just snap on the first load.
     
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  7. REO6205

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    Poor maintenance, haphazard inspections, bad roads, they all add up. They accelerate the wear schedule and things start breaking before they should.
    I used to work for a guy that insisted we run legal weight or as close to it as possible. He figured the extra wear and tear on the machinery wasn't worth the little bit of extra revenue when you figure in the downtime and unavailability of the equipment. He got rich in this business so I tend to watch how he did and copy it. So far it's working.
     
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you catch whether or not it was a spring ride trailer?

    If it was I’m sure that had a little to do with it too.
     
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  9. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I sure feel sorry for anybody who has to pull a spring ride trailer up and down lease roads and over cattleguards.
     
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  10. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    I actually didn't catch that. That certainly would be another contributing factor though if that was the case.
     
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