Zig zagging Crossmembers

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Daycabinit, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. Daycabinit

    Daycabinit Light Load Member

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    Looking at this trailer to buy looks like these were added?
     

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  3. Daycabinit

    Daycabinit Light Load Member

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    What would be the purpose?
     
  4. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    That is a heavy duty solution for a trailer that may have had sideways bends when cornering with concentrated loads.
    A company I pulled for in the 90s did something similar with 2X3/8 flatbar on all their 48ft flats after one trailer came into the yard with a 5 inch sway to the right after turning left hard with a 50k counterweight centered on the deck.
    It was the only one of 20 48s on that fleet that ever had it happen in 5 years that I know of.
     
  5. Daycabinit

    Daycabinit Light Load Member

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    Thank you
     
  6. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Just extra support, helps againt what's called a ladder shift.

    As @beastr123 said. Pretty standard and can be from factory or added on.
     
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