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Tie-Downs?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zero_turn_freak, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. zero_turn_freak

    zero_turn_freak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    I am just curious, i see so many people just drive there mowers and drive away with out strapping it down, but do you tie down your equipment or use pro lockers etc...
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I just drive onto the trailer. If my mowers are coming off over a 16" side rail, I have a lot more to worry about than my mowers.
     
  3. markzrt1

    markzrt1 LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 10

    ANYTHING on a trailer should always be secured. Just the smart thing to do.
     
  4. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    And its the LAW.......in MICHIGAN and i am sure all states. 2 points on your license here in Michigan.
     
  5. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i tie them down, i should use stronger tie downs than the 500 lb ones i use, but it keps them from moving around at least.
     
  6. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I use rachet straps for both mowers and 2 bungies for the 21". I have a pair of Fast Straps for the walk behind but now i park it sideways and it would be harder to get it in and out so i took them off for now. I also have blocking screwed to the floor where the tires usually sit and that helps also.
     
  7. nitro rookie

    nitro rookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Where can I buy some of these Fast Straps?

    Thanks
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    dont strap mine. its not a law here. i just like to drive up jump off and get to trimmin.
     
  9. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    If I'm in the small neighborhoods I dont strap down my mowers. If I'm traveling more than 5 minutes down the road then I most likely will. I started being a good landscaper and securing everything now that the DOT is on our butts out here in western mass. My buddy already has 3 separate tickets for everything from not having his fire extinguisher properly mounted to being over weight in his F550.
     
  10. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I hope those troopers stay out there.:laugh: I was mowing in NH yesterday and as was heading to the next account there was one behind me for a while, I kept looking in the mirror to make sure he wasn't trying to pull me over.
     

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