Ratchet Binders Question

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by xclusive, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What kind of ratcheting binders do you guys use for securing a skidsteer to a trailer? Any brand recommendations?
     
  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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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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  4. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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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.
     
  6. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Dot says fasten in 4 points. Chain must be .5g load rating front and .8g rating back.
     
  8. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
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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....
     
  9. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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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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