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It's Your Lawn, LLC
03-01-2006, 12:02 PM
Right now I'm using tie downs connected to eye hooks. It's slow and the walk-behind bonces around and it is not as tight when I get somewhere as was when I left. Any Ideas?

Thanks,
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NEPSJay
03-01-2006, 12:07 PM
I just use a good quality ratchet strap

mak2
03-01-2006, 12:12 PM
Rachet straps for the Z and the big walk behind. Just straps for the 21" I am looking for a better system myself. I am just not convinceced Prolockers is going to save that much time.

It's Your Lawn, LLC
03-01-2006, 12:22 PM
Looks like Rachet straps are the way to go.

Thanks:clapping:

befnme
03-01-2006, 08:42 PM
i use cambuckle straps they are way faster than ratchet straps.

NEPSJay
03-02-2006, 01:15 AM
faster yes, but dont hold as well as a ratchet strap

It's Your Lawn, LLC
03-02-2006, 08:14 AM
I just couldn't get them to hold on rough roads. using ratchet straps starting today and see if they hold.

Thanks for all the help

br549oicu8
03-02-2006, 08:36 AM
Look at the Fastrap straps. Fast and VERY strong. We used to use the ratchet straps but the Fastrap is much better.

vanguard
03-02-2006, 08:37 AM
Have ya looked at theses :confused:

www.prolockers.com




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samk
03-02-2006, 10:34 AM
what vanguard said. also green touch strapdown system as well

It's Your Lawn, LLC
03-02-2006, 09:13 PM
WOW!!! fast straps are nice... We will have to check them out but they could be the best deal yet..


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We treat your lawn like our own

creeksidelc
03-03-2006, 02:06 PM
I cut two 8 inch 4x4's and put two long bolts through them (about 8 inches long) The bolts come out 4 inches on the other side, and I just slide them down through the holes in my trailer floor. (mesh type) It creates a tire block that will not move. This along with the parking brake on the Proline keep my stuff very still.

It's Your Lawn, LLC
03-03-2006, 04:28 PM
My trailer has a wooden deck, and was going to do something like that but didn't know if it would work. Sounds like a good Idea to me.

Thanks
It's your lawn

jsf343
03-03-2006, 04:49 PM
What are the fastraps? where can you get them? how much? I'll check google here in a minute.

LawnMowerMan3875
03-03-2006, 05:12 PM
I checked out the website with the fast straps. Will work very well if your only hauling one mower. Put two on the trailer and looks to me like you will be running over one to get the front mower tied down... I uses a rachet tie down that you can buy at your local hardware store. You'll see these types of rachet systems on flatbed trucks that haul lumber. Takes two bolts to secure to trailer and take 2" wide strap that you can cut to length. Works great and I have never had it come lose yet...

creeksidelc
03-03-2006, 07:13 PM
If you have a wooden deck you will have to put the mowers on the way they will normally be, and drill holes throught to line the blocks up just behind the tires. The problem with that is you must put your mowers on the same way every time.

ripple
03-04-2006, 11:31 AM
Have ya looked at theses :confused:

www.prolockers.com




.Looks nice...have you ever used them>?

Luvs2Play
03-04-2006, 11:50 AM
Fastraps are great, as far as running over them to load more than one mower, they only stick up about 1 1/4". just drive right over them. Once they are in place, I can put 50" to 60" mowers on them, the axles are about the same width, I have never moved them once they were installed. I know DOT requires the mowers be Strapped to the trailer, just blocking them will get a hefty fine.

lawncare3
03-09-2006, 04:03 AM
Looks nice...have you ever used them>?


Got 2 of em their great.:usflag: :weightlifter:

S3Scooter
03-17-2006, 02:12 PM
:hammerhead: I have a pro locker, and cant remember why I did it any other way.:hammerhead:

Ollie3
03-17-2006, 02:36 PM
Why dont you try prolockers. From what I understand, they are excellent.

Ollie

br549oicu8
03-17-2006, 04:09 PM
Can you drive over prolockers?? Didn't think so...get the Fastrap!

ripple
03-18-2006, 07:31 AM
Well I just got the prolockers and they are solid construction. Very nice3 design. Adjustable for different size units...and they can be removed quickly.

firekilr2
03-18-2006, 12:42 PM
Just ordered the pro lockers on sale on line on lawnsite for 119.00. They look like they work great. Good sale check it out.

Adam3669
03-19-2006, 01:36 PM
Do the prolockers work on the Standers? I have heard diffrent things.

Greenboy25
03-19-2006, 03:23 PM
I have a 6x10 open air trailer with racks and cage. I keep (2) 36" walkbehinds, (1)21" Mower, (1) Pushblower and my backpack blower on it. I put everything in place on the trailer with most used at rear and least used at front. I then nailed 2x4's behind all the wheels of the mowers and pushblower. Works great for me. Its cheap and everything is put away in the same place everytime.

DLS1
03-19-2006, 04:03 PM
I have a 6x10 open air trailer with racks and cage. I keep (2) 36" walkbehinds, (1)21" Mower, (1) Pushblower and my backpack blower on it. I put everything in place on the trailer with most used at rear and least used at front. I then nailed 2x4's behind all the wheels of the mowers and pushblower. Works great for me. Its cheap and everything is put away in the same place everytime.


It might be cheap but if you get in an ACCIDENT will your insurance company pay for the damaged mowers if you didn't have them strapped down. I doubt the insurance company will pay if you not complying with the law. Something to think about.

Greenboy25
03-19-2006, 05:55 PM
It might be cheap but if you get in an ACCIDENT will your insurance company pay for the damaged mowers if you didn't have them strapped down. I doubt the insurance company will pay if you not complying with the law. Something to think about.

I'm not sure any of the mentioned items would hold up in a major accident. Prolocker are bolted to the wood deck and straps would most likely fail in an extreme accident. My equipment is secure unless my trailer completely overturns which in any case all bets would be off for just about any system.

DLS1
03-19-2006, 09:12 PM
I'm not sure any of the mentioned items would hold up in a major accident. Prolocker are bolted to the wood deck and straps would most likely fail in an extreme accident. My equipment is secure unless my trailer completely overturns which in any case all bets would be off for just about any system.


Your missing the point of what I am saying. It doesn't matter if straps will save your equipment but it does matter to the insurance company if you followed the law of securing your equipment. If you don't comply with the law then you may not get paid for your lost equipment. Nailed 2x4 does not qualify as secured equipment. You might call you highway department to see what the law is in your state for what constitutes secured equipment.