Steel straps may be placed around the sides or over the top
(3) Corner or gate protection must be provided to
and under the load. Since the lading is permitted to move, it
prevent damage to the lading due to pressure of the steel
is important that the car selected for loading has smooth
floors and sides and is free from projections on which the
(4) The floating load method is adaptable to many
lading may snag. Metals straps may be run horizontally or
commodities, such as crated articles and commodities in
barrels. The principle involved consists of tying the lading into
41 the steel straps are shown applied lengthwise over and
two compact units with spaces in the doorway area and at
under the unit. Proper protection must be provided at corners
each end of the car, which allow the load to move, thereby
reducing shocks to the lading.
Figure 13. Fillers between layers. Rigidly braced load.
Figure 14. Cross bracing.