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Loading Mini-Ex onto truck

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by Squizzy246B, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B Administrator

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    Thats part of it. What I'm talking about is on Page 58 here:

    http://www.ntc.gov.au/filemedia/Reports/SectionCLRGDec2004.pdf
     
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    That is about all we have in our regulations as near as I can tell. That is why I mentioned in my earlier post about the detail in your regulations. It is spread out, but seems to cover every angle. As well pictures are worth a thousand words so to speak.
    Our regulations are clear as far as some things go, example number of tie downs etc, but vague in areas such as anchor points on equipment etc.

    Good discussion...I see you changed you avatar...you are not going to show the "accessories" are you?:)
     
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    It takes some reading to get it together...and having had some experience writing equipment operation manuals, its probably impossible to cover all angles and not have some fragmentation without lots of repetition...:confused:

    I like the avatar:D :D
     
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    chains and what not....

    ok so you have a 11K lbs machine on a trailer that weighs 3K lbs, if you roll over your really just holding the trailer on the machine..... :p
     
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    I use a couple of half inch bolts to secure my ramps to the ute tray. Have drilled 8 holes in the tray so I can load the ex in the middle, to the side next to the track barrow and can un/load from either side if I feel the need, such as pulling up next to a set of stairs and then use the ramps to get it over the stairs.
    I use a couple 2500kg ratchet straps to secure the ex and barrow, with the bucket in the barrow bin. I will take some pics next time I am loading the machines.
    Also I think the law recently changed and the boss is now also liable if a worker does not secure the load properly.
     
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    Either things have changed in the last couple of years , or it is the interpretation of the inspector at the scene whether a machine should be secured in a dump body . I have been told , very sternly that they must be secured . The reason , the inspector argued is that even if the truck tips over , the machine MUST stay with the truck and not become a missile or traffic hazard itself .
     
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    IH - The inspector may be carrying over blanket rules from other situations. Wether he is right or wrong the rules are as stated in the National Transport Guidelines in the link I posted earlier. I've been pulled by the Heavies twice in the last couple of weeks and they have not said anything about the mini.....but they did chip me about the seat covers:confused: I told them the seat cover was just like the me old shorts (backside worn out:D) and invited them to have a look;).....NSU them female coppers...(No sense of Humour):(
     
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    I can just imagine the stone face look you got from that one .

    I started arguing the point with the inspector , he started rolling his pen on his sleeve with the palm of his hand . I asked him what he was doing ? He said , warming up the ink . Do you want to keep agruing the point ? :cool2