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Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by Tiny, Sep 21, 2013.


    JDOFMEMI Senior Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I happened across this today, and thought of this old thread right away.


    How long would it have taken to put at least 4 chains on so they would not have to figure out how to pick it back up from the side of the road.
    So lucky it did not land on someone.

    Even a little effort will keep something from sliding in common cases. As for me, I want my load tied down so that even if I have to leave the road at speed, it stays where I put it. I don't plan on running off of the road, but I will not hesitate to do so to avoid an accident, and I don't want to worry about whether my load stays put. If it is tied down that good, normal driving is no worry at all.
  2. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    s/e Heavy equipment operator
    Western Washington
    Now that's what I call rapid deployment... they gotta work on the landing though.
  3. jim-in-so-ore

    jim-in-so-ore Active Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Central Point, Oregon
    Back in March of this year I posted about log trucks coming out of California having the logs chained to the log bunks. I know for a fact that this was the rule 50 years ago when I worked in the woods. I now see trucks with 4 wrappers on log trucks and they are all around the load. Sorry for the misinformation.
  4. Deere Marine

    Deere Marine Member

    May 10, 2015
    Owner/mechanic of a Deere, Scania, Volvo, Zf, and
    Downeast, maine
    Port side.jpg
    This is what we haul all the time, Its pretty much a non conforming load. Chains and binders tear the fiberglass. So we use 4"straps everywhere we can attach them. We also usually have state police escorts so the truck cops leave us alone.It costs us $400.00 for four hours but its worth it.
  5. fast_st

    fast_st Senior Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    IT systems admin
    extra costs generally passed on down the line though? It sure looks like it would enjoy some training wheels.