Table 5-4. Application of Materials for Tiedown of CUCV on Semitrailer (Fig 5-3)
Tiedowns. Each consists of one piece of 3/8-inch, 6 x 19, IWRC rope, length
as required (about 12 feet). Form a complete loop between tiedown
provisions and appropriate semitrailer stake pocket. The angle between
the tiedowns and the trailer deck should be as close to 45° as possible.
The wire rope should overlap at least 24 inches.
Thimbles. Place one thimble under wire rope when wire rope contacts
bottom of stake pocket. Secure thimble to wire rope with one U-bolt clamp.
Clamps. Place four on each item A at overlap area. Space clamps 21/2
inches apart, with a minimum of 6 inches from ends of wire rope. Place
one on each item B as indicated above.
Tension wire rope with a come-along mechanical hoist or equal tensioning device.