tie down mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pines, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. pines

    pines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Guys, was wondering how you tie down your mowers in order to insure that they are "locked" in place, but also so they can be unsecured and secured in a speedy process. Any suggestions?
  2. germann

    germann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    2by4 chocks on trailer floor. Not too big of a bump, but holds the mower. They are frustrating to hit w/a shovel when mulching.
  3. pines

    pines LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    So you do not use webbing? Just blocks that I assume are secured to your wooden floor.
  4. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    Straps work for me.
  6. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 242

    I use 4 of the quick tight type of strap not the ratchet type. Hold them well. I place 2 on front of deck and 2 on rear.
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    i put them on the trailer and close the gate.
  8. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 653

    I do the very same thing. I have a 12 foot trailer. The walk behind and the rider are almost a perfect sandwich between the front and the tailgate.
  9. MOOSE

    MOOSE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    I use ratchet type ones sometimes and the pull type ones most of the time..

    But did you know it's the law in some states that you must have them secured.
  10. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    We use the rachets on some of ours and others just a real thick rope. We carry 2 or three mowers on our trailers so they really don't have much room to move around. They arent on there long anyway before we arive at the next property.

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