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  • That is an excellent question and one that I am sure many people have regarding their tie-down straps. Quite often people buy tie-down straps and use them maybe a handful of times throughout the year. If something goes wrong and they need to replace, or in your case clean, the straps, it can be tricky trying to reassemble them. Especially since there are many different methods. I had some of these straps in stock so I pulled a set and made a video for you. Unfortunately Boat...
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  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled EZ Grip Bungee Cord, 32 Inches, # 3031DAT, and the 24 inch model # 3030DAT, to measure them for you. The lengths listed are the unstretched lengths. When stretched out, each model can be as long as twice the original length. About 64 inches for # 3031DAT and 48 inches for # 3030DAT. I made a short video showing the elasticity of the bungee cords for you.
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  • To determine the required capacity of the tie down straps used to secure a load, the working load limit of the straps should be considered. The Retractable Ratchet Straps you mention, # 34414 have a 1,333 lb working load limit. In order to properly secure your tractor, you would need to use 4 of the straps to secure the 5000 lb load, and even then, you only have a few hundred pounds of wiggle room. I would rather see you use straps with a higher capacity strap like the Erickson...
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  • With the BoxLink system on your 2015 Ford F-150, you have multiple options when it comes to tie down straps. You can attach directly to the BoxLink cleats or hook directly to the interface plate with a bungee cord, S-hook, or E-track fitting. I have attached a link to multiple options for tie downs. A couple popular options are the Erickson E-Track Strap with Ratchet, # EM59136, and Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps, # EM34415.
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  • When choosing tie-down straps like the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Tie-Down Strap, # IMF14220, you will want to keep a few things in mind. Boat tie-downs are designed for normal highway driving. The purpose of most boat tie-downs is to strap the lightest object to the heaviest object, meaning you will want to choose a tie-down with a break strength that exceeds the weight of the lightest object. For example, if your boat weighs 4,000 lbs and your trailer weighs 2,000 lbs, you...
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  • With extension # 59505 installed on Rola cargo basket # 59504, the overall dimensions will be 70-3/4 inches long by 40-1/2 inches wide. The cargo net # 7330 can stretch to be 84 inches long and 60 inches wide so it would fit the basket with the extension installed. I have included a link to a video review of the net for you. I also linked a video on the Rola basket.
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  • The size listed on the product page for the Bungee Cargo Net, # 59200 is 36 inches x 48 inches unstretched. All of our cargo net sizes are unstretched unless otherwise indicated. This net would most likely be just a bit too small for your utility trailer. I would recommend one of the following 3 cargo nets. Deluxe Bungee Truck Net, # 95005, which is 60 x 78 inches unstretched and would be a good choice if you will be stacking things higher than where the hooks attach on...
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  • When selecting straps and tie downs, you will want to look at the maximum load strength and the safe working load limit. A strap like # EM69627 has a break strength of 10,000 pounds but a safe working load limit of 3,300 pounds. Using 2 of these minimum would equal out to 6,600 pounds. Because the weight of a tractor can depend on the level of the fluids and things like mud getting stuck to it, I would actually look at a higher rated strap like # 58514. This strap has a safe...
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  • Sounds like what you need is a transom strap setup that will secure the rear of your boat to the back of your trailer so that it will stop bouncing around so much. For that the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF17631 would work well.
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  • Using a ratchet strap is fairly easy once you learn the basics. Play with the levers and releases before you start trying to strap something in. Learn how the devices work, and how to use it should become clear. If you think of the ratchet as a jaw, you would open it up to 180 degrees. Slide the strap through the slotted spool. Pull most of the slack out, but leave some because the ratchet will need some strap to start an even wrap on the spool. Make sure you keep the straps...
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  • I went out to the warehouse and measured the under floor load ring that is included in the CargoBuckle G3 Cargo Tie-Down, part # IMF18804, to give you an idea of the clearance needed to mount this tie-down to your trailer. This under floor load ring is the part that is used as a template to determine the clearance needed on your trailer. I am including a picture of the under floor load ring as it looks assembled with the tie-down. The overall length of the load ring is 10-3/8...
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  • The operation of the Erickson Tie-Downs with the Multiplier Ratchet like part # EM58512 and part # EM58511. I have attached a video that shows how the tie-down is used to tighten and also release the tension. You can check out the attached photo of the Multiplier Ratchet with some of the features pointed out. The release lever is pulled up to disengage the ratcheting handle. As the video shows, to lock it in position after tightening you would pull the release lever and move...
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  • The Rola Flat Strap Cargo Net, part # 59200, will fit your Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504. This cargo net uses flat straps with a bungee cord net that allows it to grip a variety of different items. The Rola cargo net provides plenty of strength, but that is dependent upon the type of terrain you are traveling on and the weight of the times on the roof rack. For heavier items you may want to use ratcheting straps like the Retractable Ratchet Straps with Push...
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  • the Erickson ratchet strap # EM34422 that you mentioned can be bolted on. The bolts are included which you can see in the picture on the product page. The other ratchet straps you mentioned, # EM34415, are not bolt-on. Please note that Tie-down straps must be chosen according to their safe working load limit (WLL). The load being tied down must not exceed the combined WLL of the straps being used. For example, if you are using straps with a WLL of 400 lbs each to tie down a...
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  • If the Highland Retractable Ratchet Strap, # 1154000, is not long enough to reach across your boat, then we do have a wide variety of 2 inch wide straps that are longer. I have listed a few different size straps for you to check out, as well as a link to our ratchet straps.
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  • The Erickson # EM34416 Ratchet Straps you mentioned would be ideal. Each strap has a 3300 lb break strength or a 1100 lb safe working load limit. When both straps are used at the same time, there's plenty of capacity for your 1400 lb mower. I've used a shorter version of these straps in the past to secure some PWC's to the trailer, and they worked perfectly. You'll want to make sure that a 10 foot length will be long enough. Load the mower on the trailer, and have a helper...
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  • The CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps w S-Hooks # IMF103745-86 are a little smaller than the CargoBuckle Ladder Rack Tie-Down Straps # IMF18816. They only have a 1 inch strap instead of the 1-1/4 inch and the ratchet itself isn't as bulky. Also, the G3 Mini still has the corossion resistant body and the steel S-hooks are coated in vinyl.
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  • We have a video review of the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps, # IMF18800, and I have linked it for you. Installation is straight forward. The straps have a mounting hole on the base and include nuts, bolts, and washers. All you will have to do is drill an appropriate sized hole where you wish to mount them and use the supplied hardware to attach to the frame. Regular hand tools, box wrenches and/or sockets, are all you will need to tighten them down. If...
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  • The G3, # IMF103745, has a zinc plated spring whereas the G2 # IMF106877 has a stainless steel spring. And they changed the handle color. But that is about it. Everything else is the same.
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  • Based on what you described, I recommend the CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps - Bolt On - 1" x 6' - 466 lbs - Qty 2, # IMF103745. There are a couple options you have for mounting or not mounting these CargoBuckles. You may want the Mounting Brackets for CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps - 2,500 lbs - Qty 2, # IMF16777 or the S-Hook Adapters for CargoBuckle Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps - 2,500 lbs - Qty 2, # IMF14086. Without knowing...
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