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Old 06-05-2008, 05:49 AM
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I use ratchet tie down straps and secure them nice and tight. Works well for me!
I agree rachets are the way to go!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:20 AM
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Some of my services are fairly seasonal - so I run two 10' E tracks down the floor of my enclosed trailer. I also run two shorter sections of E track primarily to secure my Quick 36. One piece of equipment always needs to stay home so the E track gives the greatest flexibility for me. Each day may have a different service focus. E track uses easily moveable floor anchors. Use with ratchet tie downs etc. Works well - not sure why it's not more popular here than it is.
E-tracks are very nice and versatile allowing you to secure just about anything. I was going to get them but the cost was alittle more then the budget would allow at this time. I might still get them in the future.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:00 PM
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This is an older thread, but what i use for my scag is blocks. Like what used to be a square piece of wood, we cut it in half and slide it under the tires. also tie downs work
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:13 PM
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This is an older thread, but what i use for my scag is blocks. Like what used to be a square piece of wood, we cut it in half and slide it under the tires. also tie downs work
technically this is against the law. DOT requirs a certain number of straps or other approved devices to secure machines (or any cargo)
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:01 PM
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lol whoops. i really should tie it down also, but i never really see a point to tightening it up to take it off when the blocks are fine. i know its wrong, but oh well. as long as my dad's okay with it i guess im fne with it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:03 PM
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how many straps does dot require?
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:10 PM
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it all depends on the equipment and the sate, GA for a backhoe requires 5, 1 per wheel (mist be independant from each other) and one on anything that articulates. i dont know about on a mower, but there are several DOT approved device that lock the mower. pro-locker and faststrap are the 2 biggest names.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:19 PM
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i push em to the front of the trailer an just leave it in gear its not going to move.. and i run 1 strap to the first pin hole where the bagger mounts haven't had any problems
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:26 AM
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we just have tie downs that i use for my dirtbike. never bother to use them though, as i said before. how do i find out the rules? for nh because the dot website said NOTHING
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:50 AM
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My walk behind will move around with the brakes on and left in gear. I have seen many other WBs move around too when left in gear with the brakes on.

I put my WB at the front of the trailer and run one ratchet strap against the back of the mower from one side of the trailer to the other side. This works great for me. The straps are cheap very quick and the mower doesn't move at all.
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