TDT Training Australia
Securing a load with ratchet straps
Duration : 0:1:5
TDT Training Australia
Securing a load with ratchet straps
Duration : 0:1:5
I have a 1964 Ford 100 and my girlfriend and I are expecting a baby. This is the only vehicle we have. I had seat belts put in and they work great. I was wondering if there are special laws about having a car seat in the truck? I know about the rear facing and thats not a problem. I just dont have a backseat for him to sit in. Our truck only has a front bench seat. Does the car seat have to be in the middle or the side? Any information is appreciated. Thanks
I will be honest with you. Having an older vehicle does some problems in transporting a child as safely as possible. I will explain. But there are (some) solutions. My answer here is a little confusing because I do not know what type of seat belts you got in your truck.
The car seat can be placed anywhere in the vehicle in which it can be properly installed. A properly installed car seat moves less than an inch side to side and front to back at the belt path. If it moves more than that, then it isn’t in tight enough. Put your weight into the seat as you are tightening the seat belt.
If your 1964 vehicle has airbags, they need to be manually shut off. It probably does not have an airbag because seat belts weren’t instituted until the 70s. If you have a front center seat, try installing the car seat in the center. If it can’t be installed properly, then it is best to have it next to the door where it can be correctly installed.
Currently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children ride rear facing until they are at least 2 years old. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that 2 and 3 year olds ride rear facing for as long as they can: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/RightSeat.htm
Here is more information about WHY these organizations recommend extend rear facing: http://www.thecarseatlady.com/car_seats/rear-facing_seats.html
But when you do have to turn your child forward facing, the government has two crash standards among forward facing car seats that come with the harness system.
Forward facing car seats have two head excursion standards. It says that a child’s head can fly as far as 32 inches from the vehicle seat back installed with only a seat belt. Measure this distance in your truck. This distance is a very long ways. The top tether is a strap that connects the top part of the child seat to an anchor in the car. This tether is important because it reduces head excursion significantly- by 4 to 6 inches. More about the top tether; this is a video; wait until it talks about forward facing car seats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULJ8Vx79Vv4
Statistics show that children in car crashes usually obtain serious injuries to their head and chest. A head injury can be permanent. Because your 1964 vehicle does not have a top tether anchor (vehicles made after 2003 have factory installed anchors), it will be extremely important to keep your child rear facing as long as possible to protect their head.
What type of seat belts did you get in your car? When your child is going to use a booster seat (age 5 to 6), then a lap/shoulder seat belt will be required. This is because a booster seat is designed to lift a child up so that the adult seat belt fits across their body correctly. Keep in mind that a properly used and installed forward facing car seat is always safer than a properly used booster seat (even when the top tether isn’t used).
If you need any help in determining a car seat model for your infant, ask another question here on yahoo answers and I will come back. Or you can post your question onto this website: http://www.car-seat.org/ This website is a forum where parents and caregivers can ask questions regarding child passenger safety. Child passenger safety technicians will love to respond to your questions! You don’t even need to register to post your question.
Here is another great tip to save unload time by rolling up your trailer flatbed straps onto the rails really quick. Grab a cordless drill and allen key and watch them roll up. The problem with the handle one they sell in the truck stops is you need both hands to roll them up so if your strap becomes twisted it does not work. But with this idea its FREE and actually works and works fast and frees up your other hand to feed the strap into the ratchet.
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I was wondering how many grounding straps should be on my 1998 Chevy blazer and where should they go i have found 1 and it connects to the back of the engine and goes to the fire wall. Is there any more that i need to know about any help will be greatly appreciated.
Theoretically you only need one strap between each insulated (or electrically isolated) vehicle component…block to frame or body, body to frame, frame to battery.
In reality, there are far more grounds. The lights are normally grounded at each corner of the vehicle. The core support is normally grounded to the frame. The battery is normally grounded to the frame or engine.
You can use a multimeter set on "continuity" to test that everything is grounded. Unless you have a starting issue, pretty unlikely a chassis ground is the real issue to whatever problem you are having. If the block to body ground is bad, yes, would be a major problem. But if the battery is also grounded to the block, no issue.
Think of it like this…anything on a vehicle that is bolted, that has a ground strap connected to the battery, is grounded. The fenders are bolted to the body, so the entire body is grounded. The body is insulated from the frame and engine due to the rubber mounts. A single connection (ground strap) between the body and frame completes that ground. Run a ground between the motor and body, the motor is grounded. If the battery cable is connected to the block OR frame, every metal piece on the truck is now grounded. There is no magic in grounding.
I want to get a child’s wading pool, but I only have a car. Any ideas on how to get it home? Do I strap it down like a mattress? How then do I keep it from folding from the straps and the wind from driving?
You rent a truck from Home Depot, there are people around who will do errands for you with their pickup or you ask a friend who has one to help you.
Better explanation of how ratchet straps work and how to make them work better.
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I’m planning on moving a washer/dryer on a small 2010 toyota pick up I will be getting an appliance dolly. I need a few tips on loading them onto the truck. Will i need a ramp? these both are front loaders.
Just manually lift them up and strap them down. If you try to ramp them its going to be much more difficult and time consuming. If you absolutely cannot lift it, just back up to a hill or if its a business they have loading and unloading zones where you can just roll it into the bed.
Lands On What They Were Building
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I was compressing this coil on a 2000 Ford Taurus that was realy hard and I wanted to get it done tonight because I have so much work & more keeps coming. anyhow my coil spring compressors that I have used so many times had met their match and I was nervice that they were going to break so I used dollar stoor ratchet straps and they worked great. I think if you used just 4 ratchet straps it would do the job.
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