How to secure a tank on a semitrailer

Some references for builders of Bundeswehr SLT.
















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WHY you secure a tank to a semitrailer

How NOT to load a tank to a semitrailer…

O.K., the last couple weren’t Tanks

Cheers,

M

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Note to self. If someone is loading a tank on a trailer, be somewhere else.

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Steel on steel is very slippery …

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Almost looks like the Merkava had a runaway engine or something similar?

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As they say, “There’s the right way; the wrong way; by the book; and my way…” LOL!

Very useful detailed pics, @RonW. Thanks for sharing those!

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I did not share anything, just observed the tank going up with high speed, not stopping and then the engine going full tilt.

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Another example of why securing the load is important:

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When I was stationed at FT. McClellan, AL. back in the early 70s we brought my dozer in to the motor pool for the weekend and left it on the lowboy over the weekend. On short hauls we normally didn’t chain them down. Well we had a freak sleet and freezing rain storm on sunday night and on monday the truck driver decided to pull the truck up to the dispatch shack to get an early start. About halfway there the dozer started sliding and went off the side of the lowboy! Lots of a**chewing all around! Everything got chained down after that. Wayne

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Sorry @RonW! My mistake!

I intended to thank @HermannB for his initial post with the detailed photos. Somehow I got who posted what mixed up! Actually, I should apologize to Hermann, as well!

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Hi Mike, no offense taken. :wink:

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