zturn and mower tie downs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Jaybrown, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How should I secure my zturn in my enclosed trailer. It has to be easy and fast and secure Pics please !
     
  2. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
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  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    I got a second vote for Fastrap's here
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fastraps are the way to go.
     
  5. kyia

    kyia LawnSite Member
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    I am just wondering why so many of you guys take the time to strap ur mowers down between accounts? To me it's just a lot of wasted time. Some wired state law? In KY here we don't do it around here.
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Most mower brakes suck and it takes just one panic stop to crush a bunch of stuff. Not all guys have racks and just lay equipment in the trailer with the mowers.
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  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Federal law? If you've never looked at the Fastrap you need to. We're talking seconds to strap a ZTR down. Be the leader in your part of KY, not a follower.
     
  8. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't have an enclosed, I have an open trailer with 3 foot sides. I hit a wicked pothole one day and the mower hopped all the way into the wall and knocked the bagger off, luckily in landed inside the trailer. No damage done but I strap it down now. As the saying goes, better safe than sorry.
     
  9. deschampsbrothers

    deschampsbrothers LawnSite Member
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    Faststraps are the best product on the market when it comes to your equipment being secure when driving and yes it is a law if the DOT state trooper gets there hands on ya. I have them on every trailer for every mower. it's either a $30 strap system or running the chance of one mower running into another. And in my case i have a brand new 36 scag v ride sitting right infront of my zero turn on the trailer so i take the time to strap the Z down. Yes ,Time is money but broken equipment due to stupidity cost you both.
     
  10. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have an enclosed trailer and used the fast straps until I got a DOT inspection. I had both rear tires secured with the fast starps and that is illegal. Any piece of equiment over 5',they do measure, needs to secured at 4 points. Securing at the back tires only counts as 2 points. A ratchet strap across both casters counts for 2 points. I purchased e track because it is easier in my opinion to secure legally and gives more flexibility. I always thought I operated a legal business until that inspection. Pa. uses federal DOT laws as most states, So I was told. The fine per mower is 150.00 for the driver and 300.00 for the owner. That is 450.00 per mower and I have 3. A 21inch needs one ratchet strap and bungees don't count. Hope this helps. Matt
     

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