Guy Got Lucky

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Anne A wrote:

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Were they loaded shotgun, suicide, eye to sky?

Just wondering. I've never understood the reasons why coils are loaded in these different 'fashions.'

~ Anne ~

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Here is a picture of my typical coil load that I take from Oswego NY Middletown NY. Coild on skids with the eye's in the vertical position. For this load of five coils each coil weighed about 12.5k give or take a few pounds. The fifth coil is obscured by the curtian.

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Chris L.,

Thank you for sharing!! Wow... in a Connie? Hmmm... makes sense, though.

How do you secure the skidded coils? This stuff fascinates me; thank you!

~ Anne ~

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I saw a dry van crashed the other day that apparently had been carrying large coils of copper wire. From my quick glance going by they did not appear to have been secured at all, as they alllcame through the side of the trailer.

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Like these?

At 7500 lbs each X 6, there is no way to secure them in a dry van to prevent them coming out in a major crash scenario.

OMG.... you hauled that?!?!? Not 'lately,' right?!?

~ Anne ~

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
PackRat's Comment
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No, not lately.

Walmart didn't have a huge demand on them since the election, so the "7500 pounds of King Copper" was discontinued.

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