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Enclosed trailer cargo restraints

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by sqvick, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. sqvick

    sqvick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I just got a enclosed trailer and i was wondering what you guys use to strap your mowers in? or how do you restrain them? i have never strapped my nowers down on my open trailer because if they move the worst they would do is scratch the paint on the side rails but in my enclosed i dont want dents or holes in it! If you know what i mean? responses greatly appreciated!!! thx
  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Make a little L shaped bracket outta 2x4s and paint them same color as floor so they blend in. A mower has yet to climb up outta these restraints in my 2 trailers and we got some bumpy roads combined with hitting a curb or 2.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    only way to do it safely and legally is either the tracks that mount to the floor for using ratchet straps(way too invovled) or fastraps!! we use fastraps for all trailers and they are super awesome. 2x4s are a bad way to think your mowers are not going to move, small accident and they are flying around unless they are truly strapped in
  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Na, with the enclosed trailers, I have never had a problem with mowers moving around with the L brackets on the floor. The front 36" is against the wall and one bracket, 48ztr is in back with one bracket. Every intersection in our town is getting reconstructed, we have bad roads, my shop has a very bumpy road, and the trailer goes through alot of drive throughs and hits curbs. Never a problem.

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