what does everyone use to hold down equipment on open trailors

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookiemower, May 18, 2003.

  1. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just started and i have a open trailor securing small equipment is no problem but how do you guys keep large commercial equipment in place without lots of straps and lines all over? if anyone has some good pics of how they do it or a great design idea with pics i would really appreciate it
     
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i have a green touch strap system for my walkbehind. i just use the e brake on my lazer, and that doesnt move at all. these green touch tie downs work great....they can be used on open trailers too....heres a link to the product

    http://www.green-touch.com/item8879.ctlg
     
  3. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    Rookie,

    I use a ratchet strap to hold my Exmark walk behind. If I am going a long way I will also strap down my Lazer, however the brakes on the Lazer hold it in place pretty darn well.
     
  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    ratchet straps for the big stuff and bungees for the small, chains if going long distance.
     
  5. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Trade secret here. I gots to keep some things to myself.;)
     
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow lawnworker, thats cool, i hope you just joking, he was asking an honest question, the least you can do is give an intelligent response :rolleyes:
     
  7. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    those self locking straps for the walkbehinds and other small stuff like that. Ratchet straps for the z's, then anything bogger than that gets either a chain or 5000lb. 27' straps. Loosing something would not be fun.
     
  8. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    I'm assuming your mower is a belt so just leve it in gear and it sould be fine. With my boss's Lesco belt, he has a tilt trailer and he just leaves it in gear and we go up and down very steep hills to get to some properties and it stays they as if it had a parking brake. Maybe your mower is different.
     
  9. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Gravity.
     
  10. jeremiahbabb

    jeremiahbabb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    No tie downs at all? That would worry me a bit too much goin around curves... :eek:
     

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