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Old 09-09-2012, 01:04 PM
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Ratchet Binders Question

What kind of ratcheting binders do you guys use for securing a skidsteer to a trailer? Any brand recommendations?
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:09 PM
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You go either american or import.

Most do a 3/8-1/2 binder with 3/8 grade 70 chain.

http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/binde...FQqR7QodoCkAVA

Durabilt is a popular brand.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:36 PM
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A US made product rated for 1.5 times the weight of the chain used with it. I prefer snaps for anything under 10k personally, but ratchets are much safer.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:00 PM
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How about this one? http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6801_200576801
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:07 PM
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Peerless is a good brand.

The bad thing about snaps is DOT can determine them non compliant with regulations. It states that the binder must be lockable so as not to release which a snap will need something to hold the handle down to be legal.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:22 PM
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AWJ and Knox thank you for you input.

One more question how many of these do I need to secure a skidsteer and what length chain do you recommend to go along with it?

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:58 PM
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Dot says fasten in 4 points. Chain must be .5g load rating front and .8g rating back.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:35 PM
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On mine when I got them, I took them apart and put never seize on the threads, it sure makes them easier to use....
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:39 PM
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Dot says fasten in 4 points. Chain must be .5g load rating front and .8g rating back.
Sorry if I sound dumb but does that mean I need 4 binders and 4 chains or 2 of them 1 for each chain securing the skidsteer?
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:41 PM
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To properly secure per DOT rules you will need 2 chains for the body of the machine and then one more to secure the boom. I know alot of guys just run one on the back and one over the boom which would work and most DOT guys will be cool with it till you get in a wreck. I would also get one size larger than needed to hold it down. I've hauled alot of flatbed loads with steel and equipment and have always played it safe as a shifted load can cost alot of money. One last thing handles are not secure attachment points. I see alot of guys run a 2" strap through the handles on the front of the cab, they will bust if he gets in the brakes hard.
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