1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

tire strap for ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jason Sidener, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Jason Sidener

    Jason Sidener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Will this strap work for a ztr?

    http://http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200451249_200451249

    I put a couple section of the etrack on my trailer. The rear wheels sit on top of it. I tried using a strap with a cam buckle but the kept coming of the tire while driving. I then tried a rachet strap but unless I crush the hell out of the tire cranking it down it will slide off the side of tire too. I think the ztr is shifting to the side on the trailer causing this to happpen. Thought about the faststraps but I have heard of this being a problem with them too.
     
  2. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,652

    No they w
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  3. ben38008

    ben38008 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  4. fastbs

    fastbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Link isn't working for me but I've done similar by putting D rings in the trailer floor in front and rear of the mower tires. Cut a couple ratchet straps down to length, hooked the strap to rings and over the tires then ratchet down, worked great. Wish I could do it on my newer trailer but it seems like we're always loading different for different jobs now.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,741

    Fastraps. Not a perfect solution, but I've used them for 10 years with few complaints. If you set them up correctly, and tighten the straps sufficiently, you will have very little problem with shifting side to side. The one thing they will often do, is loosen if they get wet, so just be sure to check and tighten after a shower. (not much of a problem this year! :)

    Spotman's Guide is the least expensive place I've found to order them from.
     
  6. Jason Sidener

    Jason Sidener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

  7. chagh2.0

    chagh2.0 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    the fast straps work fine for me. The ones in the link look ok but I think they would take too long
     
  8. fastbs

    fastbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

  9. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    Why's everyone always focused on these elaborate tire contraptions
    just as easy to strap one down via the frame and sides of the trailer...
     
  10. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,741

    That's because I'm guessing you haven't used Fastraps. There is no way you can hook up cinch straps frame to trailer nearly as quickly, or with as little effort.
     

Share This Page