How To Secure Eye-to-Front Coiled Steel

Shotgun Coil Loading Procedure

Shotgun Coil Loading Illustration

Load Positioning

    1. Set 1 coil rack for each 10,000 pounds of coil weight (minimum of 3) and lay beveled lumber on each side with the small edge facing up.
      • For coils under 30,000 pounds, use small coil racks and beveled 4″x4″ lumber.
      • For coils over 30,000 pounds, use large coil racks and beveled 6″x6″ lumber.
    2. Lay rubber belting and waterproof paper on timbers according to shippers specifications, and set coil down on the timbers.
    3. Use edge protection at all points of contact.
    4. Secure pairs of chains in an ” X ” through the eye of the coil making an angle of no more than 45 degrees with the floor of the vehicle when viewed from the side of the vehicle. Use 1 chain for every 10,000 pounds of coil weight, plus an extra chain for safety.

NOTE: At least one chain is required to be placed over the top of the coil. Use rubber belting between coil and chain.

  1. Secure a trip chain in front of the coil using wood blocking as shown above to keep the chain from touching the coil. Tarp the load securely as required.
  2. Secure all loose equipment, including chains and binders, lumber, tarps, rubber belting, coil racks, edge protectors, and load bar.

    NOTE: The above instructions are per D.O.T. Regulation 393.120 (d)