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Ok well I delivered the beam today that I picked up on Wednesday. Just thought I would get a shot of the area near the delivery. The job site is on a little road to the left just ahead of my truck. Had to wait on the road for them to figure out which beam was the upstream one. They asked me and I told them you have the plans, all I have is a chunk of concrete. IMG_20160722_083711393.jpg

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I get back from delivering the beam and was asked to go move a 330 back to the pit. Here it is after dropping the trailer but before unloading. IMG_20160722_170427172.jpg

Ran out of 1/2" chain, dang things are still in the beam trailers. Gotta get 2 more on Monday. Anyhow, I had 6 1/2" direct tie downs and 2 3/8" indirect tie downs. That gave me over 40k in securement not counting the one on the stick and 8 different points of securement.

Anyhow, I have posted photos of different ways that I have secured the equipment and I finally got a close up of what I do on these large excavators where I need a lot more securement. The chain goes under the track and to the webbing of the frame. IMG_20160722_170441844.jpg

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First load this morning........ 2 chip rollers. A little nervous about getting that back one up on the bolsters. Outside tires were only about 1/3 on the frame and I was by myself. Made about a dozen trips off the machine until I got it lined up like I wanted it. I love having a 28 foot deck on this trailer. IMG_20160726_111327567.jpgIMG_20160726_111401802.jpg

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Preloaded this trailer for tomorrow. Really light one, only grossing 90k. IMG_20160726_174524806.jpg

Pianoman's Comment
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Thanks for keeping up with this thread Pat! I always enjoy seeing what you haul and how you secure it.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Thanks for keeping up with this thread Pat! I always enjoy seeing what you haul and how you secure it.

You are more than welcome.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Thanks for keeping up with this thread Pat! I always enjoy seeing what you haul and how you secure it.

You are more than welcome.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Well moving it again! Back to the yard after they are done with it. Picked it up yesterday at 10 am then was told I could not leave until 7 pm because of club rules. Threw a big enough stink that I was able to get us out of there at 2 pm. Contractor called security and told them if we did not get out of there soon that we would have to stop at the gate and be there until 12pm today because of HOS rules. Met the crane at 9 am this morning to get unloaded. Oh and using the steerable beam dollies was a godsend. When we took them in there the last time they had to pick up the rear 4 times with the loader to move them over. Also the drop yard we normally have to drive down into the ditch to make the turn to miss the fence on the right and the mailbox on the left. Not so with the steerable dollies. The only bad part about the whole thing is that because of the width you cannot see the dolly like you can with bridge beams.

The guys there were joking about how small they looked until they were in the air. I told them "You should see how big they look in the mirror" IMG_20160729_082534350_HDR.jpg

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steven H.'s Comment
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Question if anyone knows is a spread Axle flatbed any harder to pull/back than a triple axle lowboy (53ft).

Pat M.'s Comment
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Question if anyone knows is a spread Axle flatbed any harder to pull/back than a triple axle lowboy (53ft).

You can turn the lowboy easier. With that said, they are not all that hard. Our 53' quad is easier to maneuver than the spread axle 48'. The rear axle does lift. I pull probably the largest variety of trailers of anyone on here. We have tandem axle dovetails, 2/3/8 and 9 axle lowboys, quad axle 53' flatbeds, 3 axle 53' stepdeck , 48' spread axle flatbeds and stepdecks and tandem axle 40' flatbeds that stretch to 68'. None of them are overly difficult. Different yes but not hard.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Stepdeck:

A stepdeck , also referred to as "dropdeck", is a type of flatbed trailer that has one built in step to the deck to provide the capabilities of loading higher dimensional freight on the lower deck.

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