Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:05:19 PM
Straps across a load of gravel ("ballast" in railroad terms) would not keep broken dumper sides up Those straps are at least 4" nylon webbing, which means they have a tensile strength of ~40,000 lbs. That's enough to lift 2 Kenworth semi tractors off the ground. I think they could hold that gate up just fine.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:44:52 PM
@oldollie - couldn't you have just asked on Yahoo answers rather than posting up an uninteresting picture on this site? Wut? I did not post a picture. And after all the posts here of screen shots with troll answers, do you really trust Yahoo! Answers for anything?
Saturday, April 21, 2012 10:21:54 AM
@ Shelworth Straps across a load of gravel ("ballast" in railroad terms) would not keep broken dumper sides up - at least not for very long. I think they're there because they occasionally load ties into those cars; someone was just weak on the concept.