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Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Working Load Limit question

We were taught to do the calculations like this. 1/2 weight of coil / WLL of chain = number of chains. 17250(34500/2) / 11300(wll) = 1.52 = 2. We only carry 1/2" and that coil requires 4 of them (WLL 4700). To me 7 seems excessive.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Another Topic Just For Fun - What was your last load? How much did it weigh? How many miles?

Shingles, 47,000 ish, 225 miles. Not a bad afternoon.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Flatbed Physical Tests..

I recently did the agility test for a company, so I can only speak for what we did there.

They first take your blood pressure and pulse, and then take your pulse after everything you do.

We lifted some boxes with weights in them, ranging from 35 to 100 lbs, from the floor to either your chest or waist. It was either the 75 or 100 lbs that came to your chest, I don't remember.

We stepped up on a box about 10" tall then stepped down for 1 minute at a set rate around 95 beats per minute. We did this three times with a minute or so rest between each.

Climbed on and off a trailer, twice.

Lifted a trap from the ground and set it on a trailer, twice.

Played with some nuts and bolts at arms length over a trailer for 2 minutes.

Played with a box with bolts on it down on one knee for 2 minutes.

Lifted a 35lb(?) box off of a trailer high enough to see under it.

I think that was everything. It Doesn't sound like much, but it is a workout. Basically they want to see if you are physically capable to do the job. They know your BP and pulse will go up, they just want to make sure it doesn't get too high.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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