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Re: Over height permits
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2017, 10:50:20 AM »
Fordman That's what a story pole is for . Never question if some electronic device worked . Just a couple pieces of 2 inch plastic pipe hooked to the hitch with guy wires .
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Re: Over height permits
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2017, 01:23:43 PM »
Why would you want to use a simple 20 dollar story pole that has a 100% success rate and no chance of failing, when you can use a thousand bucks worth of computer gear?
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Re: Over height permits
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2017, 02:50:42 PM »
 :D

Theres bound to be a worse way, and by god we intend to find it!
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Re: Over height permits
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2017, 04:53:03 PM »
I got my pilot vehicle certification a bit ago and did we ever get shown examples of things gone wrong. We learned that on most overheight incidents the pilot vehicle operator had been so distracted that they didn't notice their height pole bounce! As you can imagine we didn't see the thousands of successful loads, just the disasters.

From my trucking days I never found overheight to be much of a challenge. Ensure you have all measurements written down and that they match your permits. Check routing to see if there's any surprises and follow your plan. I always used a sticky note or something like that to put on the dash with dimensions in both ft/in and metric so I was ready for whatever came.
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Re: Over height permits
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2017, 06:36:41 PM »
Local trucking company had a bit of a bad day here a while back. They had a big oil processing pre-fab module to haul North, which isnt a great road. But they filled out all the permit paperwork (correctly) with the height, width and length of the load (all oversize), and were given the permit. Off they set, and it's all going well until the get to one narrow corner with a  tunnel and overhanging rock outcrop. Because of the length of the oversize load there was simply no way to maneuver it past. (Cliff on one side, river on the other). And of course now the road is completely blocked as well. Took them most of the day to get unjammed and backed up a mile or so to where they could even turn the load around.

They didn't actually get into legal trouble as they had an approved permit that was all correct. They would have got through with any 2 of the measurements, but the combo of the 3 dimensions didn't fit, and no one had considered that.  :D

Then of course they had to made a 6+ hour detour to go the long way.
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Re: Over height permits
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2017, 07:26:41 PM »
We moved a steam traction engine from lower Mich. to Minnesota over the top . DOT issued the permit for 12 feet up I 75 .  Road construction down to less than one lane . Scattered barrel cones for 20 miles and no one said a word . Not one warning sign . 
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