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Christina H.'s Comment
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Well the boss has been keeping me busy hauling scrap. Not the best paying loads but while I was getting unloaded today, I thought I would grab a couple of photos.....

Scrap pile....

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Part of the scrap pile, the belt that feeds the shredder and part of the Barko that unloads the trucks and feeds the shredder.

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My view of the unloading through the rear cab window. When you pull in there, you take all of your securement off and then pull up to the Barko....

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In the last two days I have hauled a total of 120k pounds of scrap in 2 loads.... 58k today and 62k yesterday. Gross was 100k and 90k.

Holy Scrap!

The Dude's Comment
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submarine missiles strapped down to flatbed trailer

Picked up these submarine missiles at a drop yard today. I had no idea how to secure them, I haven't done a load like this before. They seem like something that one would chain, but there was no real good way to do it at the base of them. It also put me more at peace to come over the top of them to bring the securement pressure down since they are top heavy.

I had no idea how much they weighed because I didn't get any paper work coming into the yard. I figured the big ones must be 12-15k so I opted for four straps each and I tried to place them so the pressure came down on the stands of the units rather the center or ends. I hope this is done properly.

Oh, and when I left and got my paperwork, I found out the big ones are 3.2k. That whole load is just under 10. rofl-3.gif

Pat M.'s Comment
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Someone borrowed our stretch trailer so on the way home from delivering yet another load of scrap I had to stop and pick it up... Believe it or not, this is Montana in the background... LOL

flatbed trailer loaded on extended trailer in Montana

Pat M.'s Comment
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These photos are the reason for picking up the stretch trailer

conveyor equipment loaded and secured on extended stretch flatbed trailerconveyor equipment loaded and secured on extended stretch flatbed trailerconveyor equipment loaded and secured on extended stretch flatbed trailerconveyor equipment loaded and secured on extended stretch flatbed trailer

Pat M.'s Comment
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Someone borrowed our stretch trailer so on the way home from delivering yet another load of scrap I had to stop and pick it up... Believe it or not, this is Montana in the background... LOL

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Was getting fuel and noticed the driver next to me eyeballing the trailers. Told him it was the new double decker British flatbed. Got a good laugh about that.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Someone borrowed our stretch trailer so on the way home from delivering yet another load of scrap I had to stop and pick it up... Believe it or not, this is Montana in the background... LOL

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Was getting fuel and noticed the driver next to me eyeballing the trailers. Told him it was the new double decker British flatbed. Got a good laugh about that.

I'd pay good money to see you pull that through the streets of London lol.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Someone borrowed our stretch trailer so on the way home from delivering yet another load of scrap I had to stop and pick it up... Believe it or not, this is Montana in the background... LOL

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Was getting fuel and noticed the driver next to me eyeballing the trailers. Told him it was the new double decker British flatbed. Got a good laugh about that.

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I'd pay good money to see you pull that through the streets of London lol.

I would love to but even as screwed up as this country is, I have no desire to ever leave it even for a visit........ With one or two exceptions... Australian Outback and maybe Costa Rica. Other than that, there are too many places here in the states that I still want to see.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Picked up these submarine missiles at a drop yard today. I had no idea how to secure them, I haven't done a load like this before. They seem like something that one would chain, but there was no real good way to do it at the base of them. It also put me more at peace to come over the top of them to bring the securement pressure down since they are top heavy.

I had no idea how much they weighed because I didn't get any paper work coming into the yard. I figured the big ones must be 12-15k so I opted for four straps each and I tried to place them so the pressure came down on the stands of the units rather the center or ends. I hope this is done properly.

Oh, and when I left and got my paperwork, I found out the big ones are 3.2k. That whole load is just under 10. rofl-3.gif

up and around like a clove hitch without coming back through the v.

Pat M.'s Comment
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It must be conveyor season! With this I am 106' from nose to tail. The other conveyor in the second photo is being moved by one of our other trucks and he is 104' nose to tail. Axles are 11'6" wide on these.

over-length conveyor trailer being hauledover-length conveyor trailer being hauled

Chris L.'s Comment
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Picked up these submarine missiles at a drop yard today. I had no idea how to secure them, I haven't done a load like this before. They seem like something that one would chain, but there was no real good way to do it at the base of them. It also put me more at peace to come over the top of them to bring the securement pressure down since they are top heavy.

I had no idea how much they weighed because I didn't get any paper work coming into the yard. I figured the big ones must be 12-15k so I opted for four straps each and I tried to place them so the pressure came down on the stands of the units rather the center or ends. I hope this is done properly.

Oh, and when I left and got my paperwork, I found out the big ones are 3.2k. That whole load is just under 10. rofl-3.gif

Looks like one of our new trailers. What happened to the skirts? Look at those nice clean yellow straps, mine are all brown now.

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