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Securing equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ar_blazeman, May 12, 2007.

  1. ar_blazeman

    ar_blazeman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    How do you guys secure your equipment on your trailers while transporting especially your mowers?
  2. NittanyLawncare

    NittanyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    Ratchet straps.
  3. Midwest Lawn Services

    Midwest Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    yup! 20k break strength. They are heavy duty babies!!! its overkill, but i've never lost anything
  4. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    Ratchet straps here to.
  5. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 610

    my trailer has no sides, and its just the mower on it, so i use ratchets and then a chain around the front wheels for safety
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    My trailer is surrounded by 2 foot high steel sides, all I do is set the parking brake, but I'm also usually a careful and slow driver... I've forgot to set the brake and the mower didn't move, so to speak. Don't get me wrong, it took years to learn, I've got dents in the front of the trailer to prove that much, but it's been a long time since my Wb went awol on my trailer.
  7. YB Legal

    YB Legal LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 12

    wb ratchet straps, rider park brake. i have made my wb dance before, but its a little harder to make a 1300lb rider dance around on my talier unless i brain fart and clean a curb or a ditch with a trailer tire.
  8. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

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