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how to tie down excavator

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by eianewb, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Chris5500

    Chris5500 Well-Known Member

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  2. SONIC

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    tie down

    looking for photos how to tie down a cat D4H LGP wide tracks and a cat 215 excavator i am new at this and trying to book or videos on this is imposable
     
  3. SONIC

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    tie downs

    any on can help me out looking photos of how to tie down a cat D4H LGP DOZER and a cat 215 excavator if you have any photos it would help a great deal tryed to find books or videos on this is imposable
     
  4. nedly05

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    It's legal in NY, I've been stopped with my machine chained down exactly as yours was and they we satisfied with it.
     
  5. SONIC

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    chain down heavy machinery

    i have see where they chain it in the middle of the machine as well do you do the same thing for a cat dozer as well there just no place with photo to show you how to do this i have the truckers sucerement hand book but that don't say any thing about heavy machinery if you have any photos of both i give you my e-mail thanks mark :) i just want to do this right and i am a big safety nut
     
  6. de sanccha

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    Wondering, if there is a rule of thumb for track overhang when loading an excavator? We have been loading a 30 ton Volvo on our float and have more track hanging off the edge of the float than whats on the deck. Looks super doggy and is trick to load/off load, but everyone at work seems to think its ok. But I cant seem to find any definitive rules on this sort of thing.
     
  7. Queenslander

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  8. de sanccha

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    Thanks for that speedy response Queenslander, I did find that document but must have missed that page. So we are definitely in the wrong to use our float!
    Makes me feel better for standing up to everyone in my suspicion that something seemed just too dodgy. our tracks where connecting with the deck only up to the first grouser plate bolt, thats like about only 35% of the normal contact area.