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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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    4 points strapped ?
  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    The fast straps should hold it in all directions I have angle iron for the front tires to pull up to. I should be good with that and the two straps and the brake on
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    The only requirement that the Fastraps don't meet is the vertical movement.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you got 4 mowers on a trailer it looks to me like all those floor devices will get in the way for fast load and unload? YOu can't stagger them so that the mowers in the front can get past the devices to hold the back mowers.
    And what happens if you need to put a backup on that is different. I know in theory all these wheel chuck devices are great but in the real world you use boards and straps hooked to the sides.

    We use various versions of these;
  5. IslaMan

    IslaMan LawnSite Member
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    We use self retracting ratchet straps & E track, very fast and very secure. It also allows great flexibility if we need to use different equipment for different jobs. It does not matter that your only going a short distance and you are a great driver, accidents happen. You don't want your equipment coming loose causing a bigger incident or even just banging around. The real reason we tie down is the amount of money invested in equipment and I don't want all the dings and maintenance that comes with stuff banging into each other. You take pride in your job, take pride in your equipment.
  6. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is the info I need thanks. Do you have any pics on how you strap the push mowers ?
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    At least here it's four points, We use four ratchet straps on each mower, I've already experienced the emergency stop incident I was sure the mowers were headed into the back of the truck but they held like a charm. It's the other guy you have to worry about, there are so many fools texting and driving now you just never know what's gonna happen.
  8. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
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    My wife runs a truck by herself and had an accident a few years ago. We just installed e track and everything was secured with ratchet straps. The faststraps rotted and couldn't replace just the strap so we went to e track. The trailer is 14' open and very stout, diamond plate fenders,thick angle iron,etc. She was doing about 40mph and a car ran a stop sign and broadsided the trailer at the axles. The impact bent the fenders and both trailer axles. The point, a very hard impact and everything stayed secured. Like it was said above, there is alot of money in equipment. Matt
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  10. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just checked into e tracks and from what I have read on different sites they say "for enclosed trailers." What type of flooring do you have? I would like to install them on mine but I worry that my flooring of individual boards won't be secure enough.

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