Tie-down, Load Security

Practical Examples - Automotive Pallet Cages and Tyre Transport

Pallet cages permit different goods to be secured quickly, because the uniform
dimensions enable perfect positive locking loads. However, this advantage is only applicable when the trailer features specific conditions. In addition to structural stability, these are pallet stops for side fixing, transverse beams and telescopic bars, in order to secure the gaps in the load and, despite the height of 3 m, an elevating roof to enable quick loading of boxes stacked on top of one another.

For certified transportation of tyres, the equipment must be complemented by 6 rows of support laths and 2 rows of steel slats on each side, in accordance with the certificate Code XL. That provides strong side support. A tensioning strap cross at each stanchion field retains the loose tyres longitudinally. Additional retention is provided by side, steel laths with a narrow perforated grid. Here, engaged transverse beams establish a positive locking for a partial load. Quick, effective and easy.

Continuous lashing rings along the outer frame and the bolted-on pallet stop rails simplify lashing  down the freight at virtually any point and secure the load against moving sideways.If the raised elevating roof is lowered for loading, the pallet cages are enclosed on all sides by the body.Loose tyres in a doughnut arrangement can be secured at the side against the body using positive locking and at the front by the load safety beam.Vertical supports with transverse beams  engaged to support the pallet cages at each  point for positive locking.Tarpaulin with diagonal reinforcing straps and  load securing beams for partial loads. Vertical supports which are anchored in the fl oor and roof in order to secure pallet cages with positive locking.The narrow grid in the perforated rails allows for maximum fl exibility when positioning the supports.The necessary diagonal restraints are anchored in the side steel slats using perforated grids and the lashing points in the trailer frame.Ideally, documentation covering the key points for transporting tyres should be attached inside the trailer doors.