The Cargo-Lashing Expert

Cargo securing for the economically minded

How to cope with round objects

This is post number 19 in a series of cargo securing advice and useful hints. These are meant for people who think economically. They do not like to waste time, muscle power, risk their health or pay fines.

Rolls, cans, standing barrels? Terribly challenging, as round slippery surfaces will cause the straps to slide off. What to do?

Use a strong fabric, where the lashing forces can transfer to the fabric. This way, you will distribute the lashing forces as evenly as possible across the ENTIRE surface. The surface pressure is the same all over the top and therefore there is no force that would move the lashing material from its location. At the same time, you will prevent the items themselves from moving. This saves a lot of time compared to the alternative, climbing up and placing first the straps in the correct places (if possible) and then also the corner protectors.

Drive safely,

Cargo Lashing Expert

 

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