Strapping down a Quick in a trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Been looking at the Fastraps (been reading that thread, thanks guys) to secure my yet-to-be-purchased Quick 36 to my open 5x8 trailer. Are the Fastraps a good option for a Quick and if so, how do you guys strap it down? Do you simply strap the back wheels and leave the fronts unstrapped? Seems like the front end might have a tendency to pop up then if you hit a bump with the trailer. For those that have Quicks, how do you secure to your open trailers?
     
  2. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    there good for anything with tires
     
  3. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use fastraps and the front end never goes anywhere....You can use straps that ratchet tight at four opposing points on the mower , but that takes a lot of TIME....IMHO
     
  4. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just run a 2" strap across the front deck area on all my mowers.
     
  5. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I actually just use one set per mower even though they recommend 2 and have never had a problem. Usually during the day I don't even strap them as the whell chucks keep them from moving (I only do this if I'm working in just one neighborhood, no highway driving).
     
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I only have one fastrap on my 36" Everride. IT's not going anywhere. One fastrap would be more than enough for a Q36. If the front end jumps up, big deal. It's not going anywhere.
     
  7. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 915

    I use a ratchet strap and just wrap it around each of the front forks, and then ratchet it to the side of the trailer. Havent had it move once on me
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Fastraps on the rear tires. I have 2 set up for my mower, but when going from yard to yard I usually just use one. Your mower won't go anywhere.
     

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