Tie down advice

   / Tie down advice #21  

Fallon

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Kubota L4060hstc, formerly L3200hst
Metal corners, even blunt ones that don't seem sharp at all will cut through a strap in minutes. I half way cut a 15k lbs strap on the front brush guard on my L3200 in 20 minutes. Corners weren't sharp at all touching em, but they ate up that strap just the same.

I only use chain now, unless I can strap in such a way that NOTHING is touching that strap at all other than the metal hooks at the ends.
 
   / Tie down advice #22  

zoltanthegypsy

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Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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Kubota BX24, GR2120
I use straps but made chafing gear for _any_ place there's a chance of wear. Years now w/no signs of problems.

Z.

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   / Tie down advice #24  

newbury

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From Vt, in Va, retiring to MS
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On the discussion of ratchet versus the snap over "boomers" - I like both. I sometimes use the "boomers" on the front and the ratchets on the rear. Get it as tight as I can easily get the front with the boomers and then use the ratchets to make it squat.

Whenever I use straps they almost always require tightening during the trip.
 
   / Tie down advice #25  

nikdfish

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Person Co. NC
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John Deere 3038E & 1025R FILB
Just a side note, axle straps with D rings are handy for creating tie down points on the equipment & protection from "chain rash". They typically have a 3,333 lb working limit & are available in 24" & 36" lengths. I also use them if needing to use the side rails for supplemental tie down points for attachments (D rings on deck are primary). Our trailer is all aluminum & wrapping a chain on/over the rails could chew them up. They generally come with a protective sleeve to protect the strap from abrasion.

Nick
 
 
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