This is a ratchet strap with dimensions of 2 inches by 8 feet long and is rated for 5,000 pounds. This is intended for a car tie down with a built in axle strap. We will go ahead and show you how it works and how it actually attaches to your vehicle. We will begin with the actual axle strap itself. It has an extra sleeve on here for cushions, so in case you have a show car and you have a detailed under body, this will not scratch up your paint finish. And what it simply does, it just wraps around the axle or cross member and snaps over itself like so. The rest of the strap we have coiled up here, again you have 8 foot length. And the rest of that length will actually go to your ratchet here. To use this, your ratchet end will get tied down to the trailer and your strap will go through the slot here and that just pulls on through. Leave excess alone like that, then take your handle here, pull this lever back, and you ratchet it tight.
OK, we will go ahead and demonstrate this product, as you can see the padding goes around the axle itself and goes back on itself with this tie loop here. You can also vary the loop here as you need it, you can make it smaller or bigger, and we will leave it just like it is. Now we will run it over to our ratchet right here, and we just need to simply just put it through the center of the axle there and just pull out the excess length. Now, take your ratchet and lock it with that lever here, basically all you do is squeeze between these two points. And there you have it. Four more of those and your cars properly secured. There you have it for part # 78433, 2 inch by 8 foot long 5,000 lb flex car tie-down with a built-in axle strap from Erikson Manufacturing.