/ Tie down advice #11
Lowes has 20' lengths of 5/16" grade 70 transport chain for under $30. Please avoid using the over center chain binders that many ppl refer to as "boomers". They are cheap and simple but are simply not worth the hassel. Get the ratcheting style and don't look back.
Aren't you overloaded on the trailer and likely the tow vehicle?3/8" chain and ratcheting chain binders at all four corners is my go-to setup. Never had anything get loose. Those ratcheting chain binders are easy to use and put a real stretch on the chain! Harbor Freight is a good place to get 3/8" chain, especially when it goes on coupon or when you have a 20% off coupon. But they only have 3/8" in grade 43 (if that is legal in your state). I prefer Truck and Tow for my chain needs. However, it is best to catch their "free shipping" offer that happens about once a month and lasts a week. They pretty much have everything you could think of. Tie Down Transport Chain | Truck n Tow.com In the photo below, I have since added a fifth chain to the center rear to make sure there is absolutely no movement when braking. <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=477659"/>
Most of this discussion has gone beyond any realistic needs for towing a small Kubota. I too use chains for the larger tractors and straps for the smaller ones. Sometimes add a strap here and there just because it seems more secure. The old over-center chain binders are said to be "illegal" or anyway not kosher in some states like PA. Not sure what the Fed transportation safety people say. I have no hesitancy to use over-center binders regardless of the fuzzy blur of regulations. So far as I am concerned, it is my safety and my risk that I look out for, not their inconsistent regs. I always use bungy cords (or wire) to secure the handles on the over center binders just in case the chains loosen.