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hawthornelawncare
02-11-2011, 01:39 PM
Hi there im wanting to know whats best to secure equipment to your trailer? Meaning like whats used to keep your mowers in place and such.

wellbiz
02-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Hi there im wanting to know whats best to secure equipment to your trailer? Meaning like whats used to keep your mowers in place and such.

I use Fastraps for my mowers.

wandfsmall
02-11-2011, 03:35 PM
I recommend cargo buckle. It is cheaper, and faster then faststrap and meets all of the requirements of DOT. I have been looking for a better supplier of them but you can buy them at sears.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM1429231601P?sid=IDx20101019x00001 a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=SPM595753101


Faststrap works ok but the boat buckle will be more useful for anything else you use the trailer for, it was easier for us as we could just pull any mower up and strap it down in less then a min. FastStrap took a little getting used to and did not work for any mower. Plus we found we were always parking on the strap with them.

hawthornelawncare
02-12-2011, 12:08 AM
I recommend cargo buckle. It is cheaper, and faster then faststrap and meets all of the requirements of DOT. I have been looking for a better supplier of them but you can buy them at sears.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM1429231601P?sid=IDx20101019x00001 a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=SPM595753101


Faststrap works ok but the boat buckle will be more useful for anything else you use the trailer for, it was easier for us as we could just pull any mower up and strap it down in less then a min. FastStrap took a little getting used to and did not work for any mower. Plus we found we were always parking on the strap with them.


okay but do you connnect the straps to the side of the trailer or do you use the things you screw into the wood decking

wandfsmall
02-12-2011, 12:37 AM
I wanted more security then screwing it into wood, so I mounted mine to the sides of the trailer.

Hedgemaster
02-12-2011, 12:45 AM
I'm interested in reading what products/techniques are useful too.

I've seen the Faststrap in the store, but it's only usable if you mount the brackets to the floor. I have a wire mesh floor, and I don't have a "system" worked out yet, so I don't want to "mount" something in case I decide to move things around a bit.

bruces
02-12-2011, 12:55 AM
a wire mesh floor would be easy to set up ,just use a backer of some sort [metal plate ,plywood whatever] and bolt through it all .You have the advantage of being able to reposition them anywhere if you get different equipment or find out your unhappy with your current placement .

Steve
02-12-2011, 04:41 PM
Does anyone have any pictures of their strap setup?

Hedgemaster
02-12-2011, 04:52 PM
Come to think of it, I don't even have any equipment that has large tires, so the Faststrap is not of much use to me anyway. lol

For the most part, I think I'm good to go with bungees since I have sides on my trailer. I need to look into regulations on such things though.

Any suggestions for GOOD (read quick/easy) brands of tie down straps?

hawthornelawncare
02-13-2011, 12:13 AM
Hi there im wanting to know whats best to secure equipment to your trailer? Meaning like whats used to keep your mowers in place and such.

Thanks for the replys guys.. I mean this is a good topic to talk about. Securing equipment is a must.

hawthornelawncare
02-13-2011, 12:14 AM
Does anyone have any pictures of their strap setup?

Hey steve i think this would be a good topic to do a podcast or video topic on. Whats good to use to secure your equipment. Meaning like keeping your mowers in place

Steve
02-14-2011, 10:22 AM
Absolutely!

Did you decide on any specific product yet? If so why did you choose that one?

Can you show us a picture of your new straps in use?


Also, what about these (http://www.junglejimsap.com/mholder.html) jungle jim mower holders?

http://www.junglejimsap.com/images/mh3.jpg

hawthornelawncare
02-15-2011, 12:25 AM
Absolutely!

Did you decide on any specific product yet? If so why did you choose that one?

Can you show us a picture of your new straps in use?


Also, what about these (http://www.junglejimsap.com/mholder.html) jungle jim mower holders?

http://www.junglejimsap.com/images/mh3.jpg

how do those work and where can you get them?

Steve
02-15-2011, 11:58 AM
It's in the link on the post there. I think you ride your wheel into the device. It snaps up and locks. You can then put a pin in it to hold it secure.

Check it out and tell me what you think of it.

wandfsmall
02-15-2011, 04:12 PM
Does anyone have any pictures of their strap setup?

I do mower delivery and service not mowing so my trailer is busy right now but as soon as I can I will take a picture and post it. I should have posted that when I posted what I use as well considering I have to load different sized equipment all of the time it affected what I have to use.

But do remember you have to tie down a mower in 4 places to be legal in most places.

nnyparts
02-16-2011, 05:03 AM
Hey Guys,

We carry a line called trimmer trap that has all the means for securing all your equipment DOT approved.

Take a look here on our site to see if any of these would work

http://www.nnyparts.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=642_810

Thanks,
Eric

Steve
02-16-2011, 01:28 PM
I was just looking at this (http://www.nnyparts.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=642_810&products_id=79355)http://www.nnyparts.com/store/images/051-312C.jpg.

That one device is designed to hold a mower to the trailer? How does it work?

LawnMoore
02-17-2011, 05:38 AM
I have diamond plate Xlarge box's for my trimmers/saws..


and i hate to say it but, i use the parking brake on my zero to hold it in place :lol:

@ Steves previous post, that looks pretty cool and effective.