When it comes to transporting a deceased person in a hearse, there are various components involved that allow for a smooth and dignified procession. Two important components in a hearse are rollers and bier pins.
Rollers are the small wheels, or cylinders, that are mounted on the floor of the hearse, which allows for easy movement and transfer from one location to another. The rollers are typically made of durable materials such as rubber or plastics and are designed to withstand the weight of the casket as it is transported. They are attached to the floor of the hearse and are positioned to make contact with the bottom of the casket. Once the casket is in place, the rollers are secured to prevent any movement during the transportation process.
Bier pins, on the other hand, are used to secure the casket to the bier (or platform) that it rests on within the hearse. Bier pins are typically made of metal and consist of two styles: adjustable and stationary. The stationery is placed in the forward part of the platform, while the adjustable is placed at the rear of the casket.
To secure the casket, the adjustable bier pin is placed at the end of the casket, and then the handle (adjustment mechanism) is rotated to secure the casket in place. This prevents any movement of the casket during transportation and ensures that it remains securely in place.
Both rollers and bier pins are essential components in a hearse, ensuring that the casket is safely transported to its final destination. They allow for a smooth and dignified procession, while also ensuring that the casket is protected from any damage or movement during transportation.