SNG / hooklift / whatever, if you've got it take a look please

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tthomass, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    Companies are shut down for the weekend sooo:

    If you haul a piece of equip in the back how do you secure it? I do not recall hook points in the beds. I see guys driv'n around with skid steers in the back and I hope they are secured.
     
  2. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860

    I use two 2" nylon ratcheting straps per equipment item. Ends are hooked over the rub rail either in front of, or behind the nearest stake pocket... usually in front since the machine will want to go backwards as you cycle it up with your hook. Ratchet them down hard and you should be good to go.
     
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    I know alot of guys that just throw them in containers unsecured. It's very rare that we put "heavy" equipment on our hooklift, but if needed I have a flatbed with D rings and rub rails that we chain them down to. :)
     
  4. nac

    nac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    I will take a pic of my setup but i have 1/2" D rings welded in all for corners of the floor to chain equipment down.
     

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