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WHX24
1 hour ago, pullstart said:

Didn’t know that, thanks!  I’ll make sure to at least attach to the closest to a good bolt then. :handgestures-thumbupright:

Yeah don't ask me how I know... :hide: E track does it's best work on strait pulls. More the angle the better chance of the hold down coming out. or ripping the metal right out of the track if the tie down does hold. The tie downs are way stronger than the track. 

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SylvanLakeWH
5 minutes ago, WHX24 said:

Yeah don't ask me how I know... :hide: E track does it's best work on strait pulls. More the angle the better chance of the hold down coming out. or ripping the metal right out of the track if the tie down does hold. The tie downs are way stronger than the track. 

 

Good point @WHX24!

 

I always put a heavy rug / weight on the cable when winching anything substantial to drop it if something goes wrong... Overkill? Maybe... But a buddy blew out a back tailgate back in the day when a winch cable slipped off a truck we were pulling out of the drink... hit the truck like a bullet. 1' higher and the rear window (and maybe his head) would have been toast...

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pullstart
1 minute ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

 

Good point @WHX24!

 

I always put a heavy rug / weight on the cable when winching anything substantial to drop it if something goes wrong... Overkill? Maybe... But a buddy blew out a back tailgate back in the day when a winch cable slipped off a truck we were pulling out of the drink... hit the truck like a bullet. 1' higher and the rear window (and maybe his head) would have been toast...


chains I feel are even worse when they break!  I used to have an S10 blazer mud truck on 40” tires and could open the doors over the roof of my Jetta.  I stuck that in a swamp and put a chain through the back window and onto the dashboard next to my head!

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pullstart

Hey @Achto @WHX24 whaddaya think I should just make this thing into a roll off?  Sure would beat loading and unloading!

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ebinmaine
4 minutes ago, pullstart said:

Hey @Achto @WHX24 whaddaya think I should just make this thing into a roll off?  Sure would beat loading and unloading!

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YES

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Achto

That would be a great idea. Tie 'em down on the ground & pull the whole load into the truck.

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pullstart

You know what would be a better idea?  If I bust out Stormy and the FEL to help lift this thing!  Work smarter, not break your back can’t trust a fart harder!

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Tractorhead

Seems a good idea, with 4 clamps to secure the Platform definitely a lookielook for others..

 

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pullstart

I failed to mention yesterday how proud I am of my girls.  I am glad I have my girls.  I don’t wish I had tried for a boy.  They are perfect the way they are.  
 

We managed to get the deck loaded atop of Norman!  I started to load it as seen above, then grabbed Stormy the 1056 and the FEL to pick the back end up while I was going to pull the front over the wheel wells.  That’s when all went wrong.  It wasn’t high enough in the tail, so I started to lift the deck to adjust the strap, then a strap came loose, then I called them out for help.  Those two kids picked the back end of that thing up and helped shove it into the truck bed!  No question about it, they are tough and mean if they need to be!  
 

Today I received an 8 pack of 2” e-track straps for the deck.  That’ll hold a few things down!  I also borrowed my FIL’s small genny that fits under the deck, room up top to haul a couple extra tractors for some WI guys while I’m on the way, along with some parts for MN fellas too!

 

 

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echris
On 10/20/2020 at 10:55 AM, pullstart said:

Hey @Achto @WHX24 whaddaya think I should just make this thing into a roll off?  Sure would beat loading and unloading!

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Ya know, if you rip that bed off of that truck, you just might have something there.

The house next door to me was just bought by a flipper. This guy has the best toys. Excavators, boom trucks etc.

I noticed the other day he dropped off his roll off container using the same truck he had his tractor and mule on a few days earlier! :huh:

Upon closer inspection, he has a custom flatbed for his rolloff truck. I don't know if this is a common thing, but it's just brilliant. Take a flatbed, add rails compatible with the roll off and you have a dual purpose truck..

Edit: To clarify, his flatbed mounts to the truck just like a roll off container. So he can do either. Genius!

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pullstart
1 minute ago, echris said:



Ya know, if you rip that bed off of that truck, you just might have something there.

The house next door to me was just bought by a flipper. This guy has the best toys. Excavators, boom trucks etc.

I noticed the other day he dropped off his roll off container using the same truck he had his tractor and mule on a few days earlier! :huh:

Upon closer inspection, he has a custom flatbed for his rolloff truck. I don't know if this is a common thing, but it's just brilliant. Take a flatbed, add rails compatible with the roll off and you have a dual purpose truck..


 

back a few pages in this thread goes over the build of the deck...  in all reality I just need a 5th wheel toy hauler...  We’re on a couple watch lists from the local dealers...

 

  

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pullstart

And this is how you see in the dark to bolt it down!

 

 

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WHX24

Travel light Kev... you know I got camper gennys and such I have never even seen. I'm hooked to shore power here. 

Gonna be honest with ya here tho buddy I think hauling on tractors on a top a flat top like that is assnine. Just too much of a PIA to load tie down, unload enjoy, then load tie down etc ect. 

'Course that's coming from 60 + yo dude that abused his body when he was your age and is paying for it now! 

Everybody chant with me ...toy hauler toy hauler. :lol:

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pullstart

TOY HAULER TOY HAULER!

 

:handgestures-fingerscrossed:

 

:orcs-cheers:

 

Soon, Uncle Jim... 

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WHX24
10 minutes ago, pullstart said:

TOY HAULER TOY HAULER!

 

:handgestures-fingerscrossed:

 

:orcs-cheers:

 

Soon, Uncle Jim... 

Take your time and shop  carefull ....lots of good deals out there, ' specially this time  of year but get one that fits the bill.

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SylvanLakeWH

I was just goin' to bed, now I gotta stay up and chant? :bow-blue:

 

Really? :confusion-confused:

 

This site is starting' to get a bit consumin'... :P

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echris
27 minutes ago, pullstart said:

And this is how you see in the dark to bolt it down!

 

 

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Kinda reminded me of this:
 

 

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pullstart

@echris that was crazy!

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echris

Agreed. Absolutely insane. The one guy was so close... Imagine having your back to that and suddenly feeling intense heat. What a lucky dude.

Sorry to hijack your thread, but your LED tape/rope kinda looks like just like it.

PS: I accept no blame should you now be a-feared of your LED tape/rope.

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WHX24
10 hours ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

I gotta stay up and chant  think up a haiku for Pullstart's madness 

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SylvanLakeWH

@pullstart packs tight

Overloaded normal state

Need more vehicle

 

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pullstart

No room to waste space

 

when you travel from afar

 

if it fits it ships!

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ebinmaine
2 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:

@pullstart packs tight

Overloaded normal state

Need more vehicle

 

Freightliner or Mack

 

Peterbilt or Western Star

 

Fifty three foot box trailer

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PeacemakerJack

:text-yeahthat: Somehow...I think he would find a way to overload that too😂😂😂

 

 

I wish I could throw stones but he saw how full our Excursion was with luggage, schooling, and the like when we stopped by his place a few weeks back😬🥴😁

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pullstart

Truth be told, I’m within Norman’s hauling specifications... it just looks funny doing it.  When we came home from last year’s big show with 6 tractors and the camper and family, I calculated we were 500-ish lbs shy of max load.  Take 2 tractors away, numerous engines and various bits, add a couple 10 inchers for plowing, we’re just dandy!

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