(6) End Walls. See Figure 9-5. The end wall locking hardware for the flatrack must not be seized, twisted,
broken, missing or otherwise inoperative. Any twist, dent or bend that renders the folding end wall inoperable is
cause for rejection.
HINGE PIN SEIZED, TWISTED,
BROKEN OR MISSING
PIN ASSEMBLY TWISTED,
BROKEN, MISSING, OR
Figure 9-5. End Wall Damage
Side Rails. See Figure 9-6. A flatrack is unacceptable if any side rail has any of the following major
A dent or bend that is greater than 3/4 in. (19 mm) in depth, regardless of length;
A crack, break, cut, tear, puncture or corrosive failure;
A missing, cracked or broken weld at the juncture with other primary structural components;
More than two splices in any one side rail.
Figure 9-6. Side Rail Damage