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Old 07-24-2008, 10:52 AM
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My mowers slide around a bit...and I really don't care, I have 3 foot mesh walls, parking brakes and nothing is going anywhere. I carry 3 large WB and a 21 on the deck. Plus, I would like to see some rachet straps still hold after a brutal accident.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:14 AM
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IF you needed to take them off, it's not that hard if you have a cordless drill. the boards thing would work but you still have the issue you're concerned about needing a flat deck... my advice on the fastraps. chunk the screws they send, go to a hardware stop and get you some lag bolts with HEX heads on them. WHat they send is a phillips head screw. my drill actually stripped some of them. With a hex headed lag bolt I could have used my impact to run them in a LOT easier.
I used 5/16 carriage bolts all the way through the trailer bed to secure the Fastrap plates. You could flip my trailer upside down and the mower will still be on there. Lag bolts can pull out or at the least, come loose, you'll have to check them often. With that said, Fastraps are to me, the best hold down set up for a mower. It just so happens, the plates are the same width as my Grizzly 660 so I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone as they say. As far as the plates being in the way, I haven't had a problem working around them. The straps can be removed but the plates should stay bolted. Their not really in the way unless your hauling square boxes then they would not stack well where the plates are. Hope that makes sense.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:10 PM
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correction, 3/8 carriage bolts....
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:20 PM
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I won't drive a mile down the road without strapping my equipment down, even if it's just a push mower!

A kid I went to high school went around a curve and let his trailer drop off the pavement. He didn't have his mower strapped down and it dumped it over the side of the trailer. A $10,000 Kubota totalled!
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:51 PM
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i bough fastraps but i have not attached them yet

good idea w/ the carrage bolts
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:21 PM
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i use rachet tie downs
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:00 PM
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after last winter 07/08 i ordered binders and chains for my 26 hp tractor. and my riding mower. I was using 2" ratchet binders but it takes 6 of them and i still have sliding if everything isn't super tight. A ice covered wooden deck and frost heaves makes securing a load interesting. Two of those pro lockers would be handy. As bad as some of the roads are i would be worried my tractor would bounce up and swing sideways off the trailer and drag with just a front tire hooked. A local Maine company now sells a 1' ratchet binder with a 2500 lb minimum break strength they work well for most lawnmowers.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:14 PM
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how much did you pay for the chains and binders and how do the binders work?
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:42 PM
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how much did you pay for the chains and binders and how do the binders work?
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:43 AM
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