What kind of tools do you carry?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by AZS, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. AZS

    AZS Honk if anything falls off

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    handsaw, socket sets, hammer, mini sledge etc. List 'em! Doesn't need to be flatbed specific.
     
  2. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    3/8,1/2,3/4" socket sets, Gearwrench's up to 1 1/4", 1/2" impact that I run of my air tank, I've carried my 1" before, but felt it was overkill. Propane torch for thawing. MULTIMETER (I buy them by the handful at Harbor Freight for $3) Real crimpers and wire strippers. I try to carry everything I may need to fix a million mile, 12 year old truck.
     
  3. revelation1911

    revelation1911 Heavy Load Member

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    Sounds like you carry same as I do. I put a clutch in my truck in holidays inn parking lot once. I had manager carry me to harbor freight to buy the jack and clutch. Paid what looked like a homeless man to help me.
     
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  4. jimvrg

    jimvrg Medium Load Member

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    screw drivers ,1/2 socket set,vise grips,plyers,2 cresant wrenches,roll of electrical wire and black tape,wire connecters,hammer
     
  5. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Same here, plus an extra 50' of air hose for anything the trailer may need. Also those quick-fix air line reapir kits to get it to the repair shop. 4 pairs of visegrips, 3 different prybars, lots of electrical wire (10,14,16ga)
     
  6. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    Add filter wrench,small pipe wrench, tape measure, those special Torq head screw-drivers for headlights and dash screws,allen wrenches,hack saw, magnet on a handle,one of those reach extender things that you use to retrieve dropped items in a place you cannot reach [ they have a button you push on a rod that opens and closes a small claw that grabs small things, ], extra flashlight w/ batteries, gloves, plastic wire ties,coupla hose clamps, empty gallon jug.
    Better to have it and not need it , than need it and not have it.
     
  7. Mommas_money_maker

    Mommas_money_maker Road Train Member

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    Zip ties, regular duct tape, gorilla duct tape, electrical tape, spray adhesive (for hazmat placards) PB blaster, assorted wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, torx head, allen wrenches, crescent wrenches, air line fix, silly putty (for fuel tank issues), air pressure guage, air hose with chuck, rechargable drill, electrical wire, handsaw (small), crimpers with assorted electrical connectors, electrical wire, spare bulbs, fuses, headlight, hammer, nails, small pry bar. I am sure I have forgot to list something but it all comes in handy.
     
  8. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    My father has a different name for a crescent wrench.....he calls them an "Alabama socket set" lol
     
  9. The Challenger

    The Challenger Kinghunter

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    I carry the following: Extra tank caps, wood dunnage, cheater bar, straps for securement, crescent wrench. I drive a straight truck locally so thats all I need.
     
  10. kubotaorange76

    kubotaorange76 Light Load Member

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    all of the above plus a ton more zipties, bailing wire and duct tape, silicone, soldering iron bosch drill with assorted drill bits and drivers, valve core tool, tire plug kits and lots of air line/ various unions, did i mention duct tape bailing wire and zipties?
     
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