Mower Tie Downs for open trailer.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Navig8r, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    I'm tired of messin around w/traditional tie-down ratchet straps when I tie down my mowers.

    Thinkin of buying the kind with the chocks from green-touch

    I've used something similar to this in the past on someone elses trailer. Quick and easy.

    BUT, I have a question first:

    Does anyone else use these, or something similar?

    If not, What do you find works better?

    Anyone use a "Track" system, like the car tie-downs?

    Any pictures would be great !!!

    Thanks for any input, and best wishes to everyone here in the coming season!
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Wheel Clamp Won't leave Home without Them. They even Made the buckle Better.
  3. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I use cam lock tie-downs, the made in USA brand works well.

    I put a 52 Toro in right front. Then back my Scag 3 wheel in next

    to it nesting the two. 2 ties for the Toro and 1 for the Scag. Ed
  4. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Anybody else?????

    Are we the only 3 people who tie down our mowers????


    I'll probably order the Green touch ones next week.
  5. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    never tie down my mowers
  6. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I too use good quallity cam lock tie downs
  7. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I am currently using the heavy duty ratchet type tie downs. The chock type tie downs from green touch look interesting.
    Wonder how much of a hassle they would be to take off when using the trailer for mulch jobs.
  8. Spence

    Spence LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I used to use the cam locks, but they didn't hold the mower secure. They seem to work loose easily during transport. I use the ratchet style as well, and I would also like to use something a little quicker and I have considered the Green Touch wheel chocks, but didn't know how well they worked. I may try them.
  9. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    I put my Walk behind up front sideways. For The Dixie Chopper I screwed small pieces of 2x4 in the front and back of each drive tire. This holds it in place even if I forget to put on the parking brake.
  10. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I used to use tie-downs until I had a parking brake installed on my older Exmark Viking (1998). My new TTHP (2002) came standard with one. They work GREAT. Both mowers stay where you put them.

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