Interesting read Tie downs

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moored4

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I am trying to come up with a faster and better way of trying to tie down my tractor. Some days I load/unload it 4 or 5 times. Any way while I was researching chains and connectors I came across this link and with the many threads here on the subject I thought I would pass it on to my fellow TBNer's! :) Enjoy!

Part II
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
49 CFR Parts 392 and 393

Development of a North American Standard for Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo; Final Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 67, No. 188 / Friday, September 27, 2002 / Rules and Regulations

ァ 393.128 What are the rules for securing automobiles, light trucks and vans?

(a) Applicability. The rules in this section apply to the transportation of automobiles, light trucks, and vans which individually weigh 4,536 kg. (10,000 lb) or less. Vehicles which individually are heavier than 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) must be secured in accordance with the provisions of ァ 393.130 of this part.

(b) Securement of automobiles, light trucks, and vans.

(1) Automobiles, light trucks, and vans must be restrained at both the front and rear to prevent lateral, forward, rearward, and vertical movement using a minimum of two tie downs.

(2) Tie downs that are designed to be affixed to the structure of the automobile, light truck, or van must use the mounting points on those vehicles that have been specifically designed for that purpose.

(3) Tie downs that are designed to fit over or around the wheels of an automobile, light truck, or van must provide restraint in the lateral, longitudinal and vertical directions.

(4) Edge protectors are not required for synthetic webbing at points where the webbing comes in contact with the tires.

ァ 393.130 What are the rules for securing heavy vehicles, equipment and machinery?

(a) Applicability. The rules in this section apply to the transportation of heavy vehicles, equipment and machinery which operate on wheels or tracks, such as front end loaders, bulldozers, tractors, and power shovels and which individually weigh 4,536 kg (10,000 lb.) or more. Vehicles, equipment and machinery which is lighter than 4,536 kg (10,000 lb.) may also be secured in accordance with the provisions of this section, with ァ 393.128, or in accordance with the provisions of ァァ 393.100 through 393.114.

(b) Preparation of equipment being transported.

(1) Accessory equipment, such as hydraulic shovels, must be completely lowered and secured to the vehicle.

(2) Articulated vehicles shall be restrained in a manner that prevents articulation while in transit.

(c) Securement of heavy vehicles, equipment or machinery with crawler tracks or wheels

(1) In addition to the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section, heavy equipment or machinery with crawler tracks or wheels must be restrained against movement in the lateral, forward, rearward, and vertical direction using a minimum of four tie downs.

(2) Each of the tie downs must be affixed as close as practicable to the front and rear of the vehicle, or mounting points on the vehicle that have been specifically designed for that purpose.


Here is the link Technical Information It is the 2nd article down. :thumbsup:
 
   / Interesting read Tie downs #3  
Good read and simple to understand.

These rules are how I was shown 30 years ago and have been doing so since.

Chris
 
 
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