Why tie down like this?

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  1. ABfish

    ABfish Bobtail Member

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    Loader buckets can be difficult to tie down. If you tie across the top, and pull to the back they'll often roll slightly and loosen the tie down as you go down the road.

    With a smaller loader, if you tie the bucket to the deck, it's difficult to reach the tie-down points on the front of the machine.

    We have a three yard loader with chain hooks welded to the side of the bucket (something that was done by a the previous owner). I suppose they were added for tie-down purposes.
     
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  3. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    By regulation, you just have to have a chain on it. It doesn’t have to be pretty, it just has to be on there. The bucket shouldn’t be used as a tie down point for the machine though. Tie the machine down good, and throw a chain over the bucket to keep the DOT man happy. That bucket isn’t going anywhere with nothing on it, but a bucket chain is required.
     
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    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    I c.
     
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  5. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    I just throw a strap over the bucket. Crosswise from front to back. Keeps everyone happy. I guess you can see it. 7359C6F3-E8BA-4511-962C-EEE56781597A.jpeg
     
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  6. BackwoodsGA

    BackwoodsGA Road Train Member

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    Very likely.
     
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