Can a non-metallic strap secure such heavy machinery?
Many people incorrectly assume that heavy cargo can only be secured with steel cable or chains. After all, nothing is stronger than steel, right? Well, not exactly! This belief was also shared by this company and the reason they were using steel cable and chains.
We advised them to use the Cordstrap composite lashing system CC-105. They were skeptical. Could a non-metallic product really secure their 30,000 lbs machinery?
However, desperate times call for “drastic” measures. What they were doing was not working. They needed an alternative to avoid transport damage. We agreed to do a trial load.
Because this was a trial and the company was skeptical, we recorded the entire process from loading, till offloading in Russia.
A distributor sales agent flew in from Russia to oversee the loading and securement of his customer’s machine. The sales agent had not been notified that Cordstrap Composite Lashing was being used. Just like the manufacturer, he was skeptical that it would hold the 30,000 lbs.