Loadbar XL – Locking bar holder
Loadbar XL™ – Locking bar holder
For light and medium weight laods
The Loadbar XLs of Grönheit & Weigel are for 1,5 x 3,5" beams.
Loadbar XLs increase the retention force of the lock bar and stop slipping.
Optical theft protection:
A quick glance and you can detect a theft or manipulation of the cargo immediately
Saves time and money
The use of expensive wooden structures is eliminated.
Suitable for the following carriers:
- – Reefer
- – Swap
- – Trailer
For best results, please read through all instructions prior to installation.
1. Prepare the surface.
After loading the cargo, determine the best location for installation. This area should place the Loadbar XLs an equal distance from the floor, at a height that allows the beam to be in contact with the freight and to stop the load from starting to move. The entire application area must be clean and dry to ensure proper installation. Using a dry cloth, wipe off all loose dirt and dust from the application area.
2. Prepare the beam.
Loadbar XL – The Loadbar XL contains a spring within a pocket and a foam insert under the spring. The spring and insert are designed to apply continuous pressure between a 1,5 x 3,5" and the walls of the trailer. To ensure proper fit and pressure, the 1,5 x 3,5" should be 3 inches shorter than the inside width of the trailer. When installed correctly, the force and pressure of the 1,5 x 3,5", exerted against the spring and foam insert (Fig. 2A), generate an exponential effect of shear strength to the tape backing of the Loadbar XL, making the total unit extremely strong.
In addition, the utilized hightech adhesive disproportionately increases the restraining forces of the Loadbar XL.
3. Setting up.
Secure one Loadbar XL to its application area and place a correctly sized 1,5 x 3,5" beam into its pocket. Place the second Loadbar XL on the other end of the beam and slide it into its proper position on the wall. Both Loadbar XL handles should point away from the load. The pocket side of each Loadbar XL should be closest to the load.
4. Place first Loadbar XL on wall and position second Loadbar XL.
Remove the backing from one Loadbar XL. Place this Loadbar XL on one wall in the desired application area, making sure that the handles are facing toward the rear door of the trailer.
With its backing still intact, slide the second Loadbar XL into the application area on the opposite wall of the trailer until the beam is level and snug against the cargo. When the 1,5 x 3,5" beam is level and the two Loadbar XLs are in place, correct pressure has been achieved and, upon completion of installation, the entire unit will remain secure between the walls.
5. Begin removal of backing from second Loadbar XL.
Begin by separating the backing from the tape where it is exposed at the cutout section of the Loadbar XL – just to the rear of the handle. To accomplish this, fold the adhesive portion of the tape forward so that it sticks to the front of the Loadbar XL. Then separate the backing from the adhesive on this section so that the backing is easy to grasp.
6. Remove remainder of the backing.
Being careful to maintain the level position of the beam, use one hand to pull the handle of the Loadbar XL slightly toward you, so that the backing is exposed. With your other hand, pull the backing down and to the rear of the Loadbar XL, exposing about the first inch of the backing tape from the rear of the Loadbar XL (Fig. 6A).
Then, release the handle and gently secure the newly exposed portion of the tape to the trailer wall. Once secure, hold the Loadbar XL in place with one hand and pull the remaining portion of the backing downward and to the rear of the Loadbar XL, making sure the entire tape surface is uncovered and exposed to the wall (Fig. 6B).
7. Secure the Loadbar XL.
When the entire strip of backing has been removed from the second Loadbar XL, press it firmly and squarely against the wall. Repeat this action with the other Loadbar XL, making sure firm and steady pressure is applied. Continue this process until you feel certain the entire surface of each Loadbar XL is fully secured to the wall.
IMPORTANT: Once the Loadbar XL is in position, it should not be moved. Moving the Loadbar XL will weaken the adhesive’s initial bond and will reduce the overall performance of the product.
8. Removal of the beam.
One side of each Loadbar XL pocket has scored slots to help removing the 1,5 x 3,5". Since each Loadbar XL is designed for either right or left side use, one scored surface will always be available to you. Locate this exposed, scored pocket, weaken the scores with a utility knife and break it open using a screwdriver, claw hammer or pry bar. Lift the 1,5 x 3,5" from the pocket.
9. Removal of the Loadbar XL.
Using the handle, pull the Loadbar XL down and to the rear to remove it from the wall.
Give the Loadbar XL extra strength and security.
For maximum performance, the XL Loadbar should be doubled with two other beams. The other two beams put pressure on the top of the deepening of the Loadbar XL and on the wall, creating a highly strained double beam produced by the cargo. Such doubled, the beams can be fastened with nails to the original timber.
This should always be done using the Loadbar XL in the horizontal position, with the handles pointing toward the rear door of the trailer.
Place the two halves as shown in Figure 10A; then push down against the original 1,5 x 3,5" and nail into position.
Be sure the Loadbar XL is secure and in place with the handles pointing away from the load. Once the Loadbar XL is secure and in place, insert two additional pieces of 1,5 x 3,5" stock whose combined length is at least 1 inch greater than the inside width of the trailer, as shown in Fig. 10A. Then, push both of the additional pieces down together against the original 1,5 x 3,5" beam and nail in place.
Locking bar holder