Well This Was A Fun Load

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NeeklODN's Comment
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San Antonio, TX to 01 Auburn, GA and 90 Irmo, SC. 1200 miles or so and this happens halfway through

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Preventable? Three 4 inch straps tightened literally as hard as I could. Bent the crap out of the rolls because it's going in concrete anyways. Dang potholes. What else could I do?

NeeklODN's Comment
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Btw it looks ALOT worse from the captains chair! And for clarification, there's two separate bundles. One on top and one on bottom. The top one slid over and nestled in.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I will never understand how more flatbed loads don't end up in the road. How did you fix it?

PackRat's Comment
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I will never understand how more flatbed loads don't end up in the road. How did you fix it?

My thoughts exactly!

NeeklODN's Comment
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I will never understand how more flatbed loads don't end up in the road. How did you fix it?

I threw a strap from left to right over top and hooked it to the top bundle. Tightened down like the hulk. It pulled it back over maybe 3 inches. I left that strap hooked there and tightened the other ones back down. Then just took it easy the rest of the trip. Puckered up the whole time. It's just the way they are stacked, it's so sketchy.

Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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Tarp it, and put straps outside of the tarps also, it will hold it all together.

andhe78's Comment
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This can happen when all your straps are pulling from the same side.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Tarp it, and put straps outside of the tarps also, it will hold it all together.

I thought about that but was afraid it would rip my tarp to shreds

This can happen when all your straps are pulling from the same side.

Yeah I hear ya. I had one to the left one to the right but maybe I tightened too hard to one side

Cwc's Comment
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Your still doing better than the guy that lost his coils this afternoon on I75. Apparently straps don't hold steel coils to well? But what do I know? Every time I think about flatbedding I see Old schools avatar and that though vanishes.smile.gifsmile.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Neek, pretty ingenious fix with that strap. You got some common sense my friend!

One thing I have to mention. I used to pour concrete flat work. A lot of it. When we got those bent and deformed rolls we didn’t know it was the truck driver to blame for all the extra work needed to straighten the wire mesh.

Also, being familiar with that product, you were wise not to tarp it. Those rolls are like piranhas. Good job, driver!

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