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Distance between standards???
« on: December 27, 2010, 06:29:05 PM »
I am welding pockets for standards and it looks like a 10' log will fit if the knuckleboom is behind the cab, if at the rear it will fit a 12'er, sooooo any input on distance between standards? any minimum, maxium?

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Re: Distance between standards???
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 06:36:40 PM »
What is the shortest piece of wood you would ever put on your truck? What ever that is make your stakes 12 to 18 inches closer.
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Re: Distance between standards???
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 07:17:39 PM »
Yeah, that is one thought. I suppose a 6' long walnut crotch if it where BIG in diameter would be about it. I thought of that as well.

 I am trying to keep the number to three on each side, and the "shortest length" argument seems to be the deciding factor. I guess as long as there are two each side contacting the log (at a reasonable distance) then that is enough. After reading the other post on "Transporting logs safely", I found no real specs in the paragraphs posted from the DOT text.

 I am literally, welding this as we "speak" and needed some input. HEY, it is cold and windy out there for welding!!! I have had only one "fire" on the front of my insulated coveralls that I did not catch immeadiately.  :o Cant see the flames thru my welding helmet and burning glasses, BUT it does smell funny at that is when I usually start looking for burning clothing.  :D

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Re: Distance between standards???
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 07:55:25 PM »
standards are generally about 7ft in between so that the loader forks will clear
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Re: Distance between standards???
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 08:48:51 PM »
I wielded my uprights to another piece of square tubing then wielded it to a section of angle iron...drilled holes in the angle iron and the truck bed..I have them set for about 7 ft..to easily support a tie log...but they can be moved farther apart to haul pulp wood...there are two bolts in each angle..I have been just sliding them farther apart and used one bolt in each...I should drill the other four holes... :-[  and will when I can get just a little caught up..



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Re: Distance between standards???
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 10:52:17 PM »
 


your truck may be related to mine. 7' works well for me too.
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Re: Distance between standards???
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 11:30:17 PM »
I would think 7 ft would work shorter log could be loaded on cradle of longer logs long at they can't fall thru and one Stake (standard) captures one end or other should be ok. Best to have enough gap as so they can't roll but not fall thru 
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 11:44:00 PM »
Paul I have dumped a few loads of slabs..that folks wanted delivered, but not logs...I am going to put some gussets on the front and back of the uprights so I would feel more comfortable dumping the slabs....I have a Prentice that I unload at the mill with...I don't need any extra dirt or gravel imbeded for the saw to find...

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