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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for Length Needed of 2 foot 3 inches
  • Since the length you need is 2 foot, 3 inches the correct length of BoatBuckle Transom strap you'd need is the part # IMF14207 which can stretch out to up to 4 feet in length. It would easily tighten down to the length you need as well.
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  • Recommended Boat Tie-Down Straps for 2,000 lb Trailer and 8,700 lb Boat
  • When choosing tie-downs for your 8,700 lb boat and 2,000 lb trailer, the most important thing is to get tie-downs that have a break strength which exceeds the 2,000 lb weight of your trailer. Doing so will keep your boat on your trailer when you run over the inevitable potholes when driving to your fishing destination. I recommend checking out the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220, Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 or # IMF14208 and Gunwale Tie-Down...
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  • Recessed Ratchet Strap or D-Ring Anchors
  • We may have a solution for you and it sounds like you are looking for a recessed mount for your ratchet straps so nothing is sticking up out of the floor of your enclosed trailer. The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap - Flush Mount # IMF18804 is a great option for something like this because it will mount beneath the floor of your cargo trailer (the mounting hardware is included). The ratchet straps is self-retracting so when you are not using the buckles they will retract...
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  • Ratchet Straps that Won't Come Loose when Driving on Rough Roads
  • The mechanism would have to be triggered for the straps in Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps # 34414 to move. But with that said there is a better option for rough roads. The ShockStrap ratchet straps # 297-9RSDB are built with an in line shock that combats rough roads and keeps the strap tight and the load secure. I was skeptical at first but take a look at the video I have linked that demonstrates how it works.
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  • Available Lengths of Transom Strap Tie-Downs for Boat Trailers
  • For a 6500-lb boat I recommend one of our highest weight capacity transom tie-down strap items. These 833-lb-WLL straps such as 6-foot # IMF14208 appear on the linked page and we have lengths of 24, 43, 48 and 72-inches. You can select the length you prefer based on the preferred tie-down point on your specific trailer. All have a rated break strength of 2500-lbs each.
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  • What is Significance of 21 to 30 Feet for SuperTiedown Self-Tightening Ratchet Strap # ST-2-2
  • The 21 to 30 foot text you see on the product page for the ratchet kit part # ST-2-2 is how we organize the straps on our page and is not a range for the intended use. These are 30 feet long and do not have a minimum 21 foot application.
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  • Transom Tie Down Straps for 2020 Bass Tracker Superguide SC V16
  • I have a solution for you, however, I actually measured one of these for you and I found that at its shortest, the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Ratchet Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF14206 would be around 18 inches long, which is a bit too long for what you need. The best solution for you and my recommendation is to go with the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893. Instead of using extra webbing with a hook, the G2 straps use a bolt to secure the ratchet body...
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  • Boat Buckle Retractable Tie Down Strap Replacement
  • The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14256 do not have replacement straps available. You will need to replace the entire system. To keep the new strap from chaffing on the bottom of your boat, I recommend using the BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for 2" Wide Tie-Down Straps - Qty 2 # IMF13180 to safeguard your strap from wear and tear.
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  • Hook Opening Size of SmartStraps Carbon-X Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # 348249
  • The hook opening dimension of the SmartStraps Carbon-X Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # 348249 that you referenced is 1-1/4 inch. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Single Transom Strap Secure Lighter Weight Aluminum Trailer
  • Ideally you'd want to fix your setup so that both transom straps can be used. In the meantime running a single transom strap would be your best option. While a strap like the part # IMF14220 would have the needed capacity for what you are wanting to do I'd be worried the single attachment point on both the trailer and the boat wouldn't have the capacity.
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  • Could ShockStrap Cam Buckle Tie-Down Strap w Shock Absorber # 297-6CSRP-2 Secure 3k Racecar
  • Yes, if you used 4 of the ShockStrap Cam Buckle Tie-Down Strap w Shock Absorber # 297-6CSRP-2 you could secure your 3,000 lb race car well. Each of these have a 1,500 lb break strength rating.
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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for Boat that Weighs 5,200 lbs
  • The heavier duty transom straps you'll want is the set part # IMF14207 which each have a break strength of 2,500 lbs per strap which would be great for your setup. The straps also don't support the full weight of the boat as the winch at the front does as well.
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  • Hook Size for BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Gunwale Tie-Down Straps IMF14221
  • The inside width of the hook on the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 measures just over 2". These hooks are designed to fit gunwales that are 2" wide or less. I have attached a short video demonstration below that you can also check out.
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  • How To Choose the Correct BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Tie-Downs
  • In order to secure your 1994 Regal Ventrua 6.8 with the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps you will need to use one tie down at the bow and two tie downs at the transom. For this you will need both part # IMF14220 and part # IMF08893. This will give you a break strength rating of 7,500 lbs (2,500 lbs per tie down) therefore will be sufficient. We also have the Mounting Brackets part # IMF14254 if the tie down points on the trailer are not where you need them to be....
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  • What is the Longest Length of Retractable Ratchet Straps Available
  • I'll start off by saying that you are correct that the CargoBuckle # IMF18800-77 will extend out to 6ft long and can be used at any length- so they'll work at 1ft long and 6ft long just the same. When it comes to the maximum length available, the 6ft long straps are the longest straps available in the CargoBuckle product line. However, there is a 12ft long set of Retractable Ratchet Straps with S-Hooks # Q34FR that are retractable, but work more like a regular ratchet strap. I've linked...
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  • Transom Tie-Down Straps for Boat That Weighs 2,500 lbs
  • For your 2,500 lb boat I recommend using BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 which each have a break strength of 2,500 lbs and will work since they are not going to be handling the full load of your boat at all times. These are 2" wide x 43" long straps so be sure that's the correct length for your boat and trailer; for a longer length you can use the 6' BoatBuckle Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14208. You will also need guanwale tie-down straps and I recommend...
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  • Length of Cargo Buckle G3 Ratchet Strap Set IMF18800
  • CargoBuckle G3 Ratchet Strap set # IMF18800 has straps that measure 6-feet at maximum extension but they can be used at any fraction of that length since they retract fully as shown in the linked photo. Each strap has a working load limit (WLL) of 1167-lbs. If this is more length than you really need you could instead use G2 Transom tie-down kit # IMF08893; these straps are 43-inches long. These and all other transom straps appear on the page I linked for you. Various lengths and WLLs are...
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  • How To Choose the Correct Transom Tie-Down Length
  • The BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF13110 are 24" long from the center of each connection so if that is how much space you have between the two tie-down points then they will work. However, a better option is the BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF08893 which are 43" and also retractable so you don't have to worry about excess slack or not having enough strap. I have attached a list of all our transom tie-downs for you as well.
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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for Boat Trailer Carrying 10,000 lb Boat
  • What's really interesting about boat straps like the # IMF14220 is that while they do secure the boat, which in your case is pretty heavy, the amount of weight capacity needed is really the weight of the trailer since basically you need the strap to keep the boat connected to the trailer in an emergency. This strap kit would be what I recommend for you. It has a break strength of 2,500 lbs per strap which would be more than enough for the weight of your trailer.
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  • Availability of Stainless Steel Version of Mini BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Transom Straps
  • We have the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14256 which are stainless steel mini transom straps that are retractable and have a 500 lb capacity which would be exactly what you'd need! I attached a review video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Length of BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down # IMF17631
  • The BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF17631 referenced in your question feature an overall length of 2 feet, which is measured from the inside of one hook to the inside of the other. There may be an inch or so tolerance but if you are needing any more than 2 feet your best option will really be with the 4 foot Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF17632 that you also mentioned. These straps do feature a hook and loop patch that is designed to secure and collect any excess...
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  • Overall Length of BoatBuckle IMF14207 Heavy Duty Ratcheting Transom Tie Down
  • With the strap let out to full extension, the BoatBuckle # IMF14207 measures 56-5/8 inches from the inside of one hook to the inside of the other and from outside hook to outside hook, it measures 57-3/4 inches as shown in the provided photo.
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  • Recommendation on a Product That Will Secure a 1,700 Lbs UTV to a Trailer
  • I like the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps, # IMF18800-77. These straps will attach on end to the trailer and the other end has steel hooks to attach to your trailer load. These straps have a max load capacity of 2,500 lbs and are in a set of two in the package.
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  • Short Length Transom Strap Recommendation for PWC Trailer
  • The shortest length transom strap we have is the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF17631 that is 2 feet in length. These should work well for you. They would have no problem going down to 10 inches in length. I attached an install video for you to check out that shows them being installed and used.
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  • Distance Between Hooks of CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps When Fully Retracted
  • The fully retracted distance between the hooks of the CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF111640 that you referenced is 17-1/2 inches. I confirmed this with CargoBuckle. I also attached a review video for these straps for you to check out as well.
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  • Boat Transom Strap Solution for 3,000 lb Boat
  • For a retracting ratchet strap that you could use for your 3,000 lb boat the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 as each strap has a 2,500 lb capacity.
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  • What is the Length of the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Tie-Down Straps # IMF14206
  • Since the strap itself on the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Tie-Down Straps # IMF14206 measures 2' in length from the end to the middle of the "S" hook you will have more than enough length for the 18" space you mentioned. From where the strap rolls up on the ratcher to the middle of the "S" hook on the ratchet strap measures 1' so when it is all laid out you will have 3' (36") of strap. Be mindful though that some of the 2' strap will need to be ratcheted into the mechanism for it to be secure.
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  • Can BoatBuckle Pro Series Ratcheting Straps # IMF18740 be Adjusted to 10 Inches
  • I do have a solution for you, however if you are only needing about 10 inches, the BoatBuckle Pro Series Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF18740 will not be your best option. I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle and he stated that for your application, a much better option will be the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Tie-Down Straps # IMF17631. This system features a set of transom straps that measure 2 inches wide and up to 2 feet long, but will do a nice job of ratcheting down...
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  • Recommended Ratcheting Straps For Transom Of 3,000-Lb Boat
  • The strap you came from, part # IMF14220 is 2-inches wide and 43-inches long. This has a maximum load limit of 2,500-lbs. This is sold individually so you will need to adjust the quantity when ordering. For transom straps that are a bit longer I recommend for your boat trailer are part # EM34423. These straps are 2-inches wide and 5-1/2 ft long. These straps have a 4,000-lb maximum load capacity. There are 2 straps in the package.
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  • Highest Rated Transom Strap Recommendation for Boat Trailer
  • The BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Ratchet Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF14208 is the highest rated transom tie-down strap system we offer. It has a break strength of 2,500 lbs and would work well. All of the higher rated transom straps we offer though are ratcheting as this is the best way to secure higher capacity straps like this. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Self-Retracting Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps
  • Yes, we do have self-retracting ratcheting tie-down straps. The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps w/ S-Hooks # IMF18800-86 are 2" wide x 6' long and have a working load limit of 833 lbs. The weight of your motorcycle must not exceed the combined working load limit of the straps so these would work if your bike was no more than 833 lbs. Another option is the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases # EM34416 that are 2" wide x 10' long and have a working...
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  • Are All Of The Metal Parts On The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Tie-Downs Stainless Steel
  • I called my contact at BoatBuckle and asked about the G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF14256. They told me the faceplate and springs in the tie-downs are stainless steel and the vinyl coated S-hook is stainless as well. The other internal parts are corrosion resistant. The replaceable parts for these tie-downs are the springs.
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  • Ratchet Strap that Can Attach to Top Channel of Yakima Overhaul Load Bars
  • We have a set of ratchet straps that were designed to attach to the top channels of crossbars like your Yakima Overhaul rack with the Ratchet Grab Tie-Down Strap # RRSRG. This comes with everything needed to attach and the straps are 78 inches long.
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  • What Size Bolts are Used to Install the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps
  • The mounting bolts that come with the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800 are 3/8" diameter x 1-3/4" long. I have attached a review video of these straps for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Install the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps to an Aluminum Trailer
  • 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 the trailer...
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  • Recommended Stainless Steel Boat Transom Tie-Down Straps
  • I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle and they told me that the metal components on the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps, part # IMF17632, are made of steel but they are not stainless. They told me the hook that attaches to the trailer on this system is zinc-coated for corrosion resistance, and the S-hooks are vinyl-coated to protect your boat finish. We do offer straps that use stainless steel. Part # IMF14256, uses a stainless steel body that resists rust...
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  • Which has the Larger S Hook Size EM34420 or 34414
  • Of the two the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases part # 34414 are going to be the way to go. They are going to have very similar hooks in size to the Cam Buckle Straps part # EM34409 that you like so much. I have included a video for you to check out to see them in use and get a feel for the hook size.
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  • Availability of 3-Inch Wide Transom Strap
  • All of the boat trailer transom straps we offer can be seen on the link provided for you. These are offered in 1-inch and 2-inch widths, in various lengths and with a number of types of attachments. The only 3-inch wide tie down products we offer are not for boats, but rather for heavy-duty commercial trailer use, such as part # EM58516 from Erickson. The links provided will show you all 3-inch-wide strap products we offer as well as all of our tie-down products.
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  • Transom Tie-Downs For 5,000-LB Boat
  • All of the ratcheting tie-downs we offer, have the retracting feature. The highest rated transom tie-downs we offer are the BoatBuckle G2, part # IMF08893. The maximum break strength for these straps is 2,500-lbs each. The safe working load limit though is 833 pounds each.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Ratcheting Part of Ratchet Straps 34414
  • The overall dimensions of the ratcheting body part of ratchet straps # 34414 is 6.25 inches by 3.36 inches. I have included a picture showing this for you. On the backside the base is 4.5 inches by 2.75 inches. If you need any other specific measurements let me know.
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  • Mounting Locations for CargoBuckle Ratcheting Tie Downs # IMF18800
  • The best mounting location of Tie Down Strap part # IMF18800 will really depend on what you are carrying. Generally speaking, mounting one tie down at each corner of the bed would allow for the most flexibility. Each strap can safely handle a load of 1167 lbs, or 2334 lbs per pair.
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  • What is the Length of the 1 x 6 BoatBuckle Personal Watercraft Cam Buckle Tri-Down Strap
  • The 6' length of the BoatBuckle Personal Watercraft Cam Buckle Tri-Down Strap # IMF10972BK is of the strap itself from one end hook to the other end hook. We do have this slightly longer in 8' with part # IMF14218. We do have the etrailercom Cam Buckle Cinch Strap # E98876 which is 1" wide x 13' long which is more like the length you are looking for. This is also available in a quantity of 2 with part # E98876-2 or 4 with part # E98876-4. Attached is a link to our selection of tie-downs...
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  • Bow Tie Down Strap Recommendation for a Boat and Trailer
  • You could use a BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down # IMF18741. On the trailer side you would want to run the loop end of the strap and then use the hook end to attach to the bow eye on your boat.
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  • ShockStrap Recommendation for Tie Down to Be Used with Wider Handlebars
  • What you'd want is the ShockStrap Soft Ties for Motorcycles and Dirt Bikes # 297-2STB-2 as this will allow you to loop around the handlebars and the clip will be able to close. Typically if the bike is secured proplerly the spring clips really aren't needed. Most tie-downs for motorcycles/bikes don't have them and they simply get depressed when using on a wider bar without issue.
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  • Solution for Installing BoatBuckle G2 Straps on Trailer Where Old Holes were Covered by Lights
  • Best option for you would be to drill 3/8 inch holes in your trailer frame to install the BoatBuckly G2 Tie Downs part # IMF14220 in a new location since the old holes are covered. I attached a review video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Erickson Tie-Down Rope w/ Ratchet # 01805 Made in USA
  • Yes, I checked with Erickson and their products like the Erickson Tie-Down Rope w/ Ratchet # 01805 are made in Marine City, Michigan.
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  • Front Tie Down Anchors For Vehicles Without An Obvious Ring Or Hook To Connect Tie Downs
  • If you want to remove the knockouts on your fascia of your 2013 Lexus RX 450h, you can do that. I recommend knowing exactly what is there and how it will fit with your application before proceeding with removing the knockouts. Many customers will opt for a different tie down for the front like the Quick Loops for Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs - Qty 2 # TH530 or Rhino-Rack Anchor Strap - Qty 1 # RRRBAS. This will allow you to use ratchet straps like # EM31352 or something for their specific...
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  • Best Ratchet Straps for Securing a Motorcycle
  • I went out to our warehouse and checked out the Erickson Sliding Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w/ Safety Hooks part # EM31425 for you. This set comes with two ratchet straps, not four. In regards to the ratcheting mechanism loosening, this can be an issue with a bouncy load or in your case, a motorcycle. In order to securely transport a motorcycle I highly recommend using the ShockStrap Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps part # 297-15RSDB which have built-in shock absorbers that are specifically...
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  • Recommended Boat Tie-Down Straps for 2,200 Pound Boat on 600 Pound Trailer
  • Going with tie-downs that have around a 1,000 pound break strength like the BoatBuckle Pro Series Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF18740 will work great with your boat and trailer. Typically when choosing boat tie-down straps, you will want a strap with a break strength capacity that exceeds the weight of your trailer (or the lightest object). Since your trailer is between 400-600 pounds, these straps will be perfect. The strap dimensions are 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. The...
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  • Could the Erickson Tie Down # EM34416 be Used as a Boat Bow Tie Down
  • As long as the dimensions of the strap and capacity are compatible with your setup the part # EM34416 would work fine. These straps are 10 feet long and have a 3,300 lbs capacity. You would want to measure the distance between the two eye holes on your setup to see if 10 feet would be long enough. I attached a review video for this system for you to check out as well.
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  • Installation of BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Tie-Downs on Shoreland'r Trailer for Lund Angler SS
  • You can still install the tie-downs, but since the installation hardware used for the BoatBuckle G2 Tie-Downs # IMF14220 is 3/8 inch in diameter, the 1 inch transom strap holes on your trailer will be too large to install these tie-downs. The best solution to installing the # IMF14220 is to drill a new hole to match the size of the BoatBuckle installation hardware. I have attached the installation instructions for the BoatBuckle G2 tie-downs for you. The # IMF14220 has a safe working...
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  • Can the BoatBuckle Transom Ratchet Straps Handle Being Submerged in Water
  • Yes, the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893 are designed to work on boat trailer that get submerged under water so they would do just fine being repeatedly submerged. For a stainless steel version of the part # IMF08893 that you referenced that would do better in saltwater applications you would want the part # IMF14256 instead. Since they are at the back of the trailer they wouldn't bear the brunt of debris or water on the highway so that wouldn't...
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  • Retractable Strap Recommendation to Install on Venture Aluminum Boat Trailer
  • I'd recommend going with the # EM34423 instead as it's closer to the length you need as it is 5-1/2 feet long and it has a higher capacity at 1,333 lbs working load limit and 4,000 lbs break strength. The ratchet portion could easily be attaches at the loop where you current strap is located.
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  • RZR ATV Tie-Down Options for Carson Wood Deck Utility Trailer
  • When securing your RZR to the wood deck of your Carson utility trailer the vehicle's own weight will do a lot to limit any sideways movement so the priority is applying vertical force to keep it down on the deck. I do agree that the 10-inch height of the current rail-mounted tie-downs is not ideal for this. As for the deck-mounted D-rings you're considering these are fine oriented any way you want so long as you use appropriate hardware to mount them. The force on them from ratcheting...
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  • Transom Tie Down Strap Recommendation for 2006 BassTracker Pro Team 170 on 2006 Trailstar Trailer
  • I looked up your BassTracker Model Pro Team 170 boat and Trailstar trailer and it looks like a very standard boat and trailer so the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Ratchet Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF14208 that you referenced would work great. I like the ones that mount to the trailer though and retract so that you don't have to worry about misplacing them. For that the part # IMF08893 would be a really great option.
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  • Retractable Strap Recommendation for Transom Strap for 5,000 lb Boat
  • For a retracting ratchet strap that you could use for your 5,000 lb boat the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 as each strap has a 2,500 lb capacity.
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  • Recommendation for Bolt-On Ratchet Straps to Secure Polaris ATV to Trailer
  • To secure your Polaris ATV to the trailer I recommend taking a look at the CamBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800. These ratcheting tie-downs can be permanently bolted to your trailer to allow for much quicker (and cleaner) loading and unloading. They each feature a safe working load limit of 1,167 pounds and the push-to-release levers let you loosen the straps with ease. Two ratchet straps are included. You might consider getting two sets so that you can have all...
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  • Stainless Steel Transom Strap Recommendation for Boat Trailer
  • For a stainless steel version of the part # IMF08893 that you referenced that would do better in saltwater applications you would want the part # IMF14256 instead. Part # IMF14256, uses a stainless steel body that resists rust and corrosion. The S-hooks are a vinyl-coated steel like the hooks on the system you referenced, for protection of the boat finish. These do come with the mounting hardware. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out.
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  • What is the Shape of the Mounting Hole For BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratchet Straps
  • I have included a picture of the back of what the Boat Buckle G2 straps, # IMF08893, look like. Mounting hardware (2 bolts, nuts, and washers) are included. You can also get optional mounting brackets, # IMF14254, if you need to move the straps off the frame or around obstacles.
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  • Recommended Transom Tie-Downs For 4,500 Lb Boat
  • I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle about the weight capacity of their tie-down straps. They told me that the break strength is what they use when determining the best tie-downs for a boat to use. For your 4,500 lb boat I recommend the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs, part # IMF08893. These each have a break strength of 2,500 lbs so that gives you a total of 5,000 lbs. These are ratcheting straps that measure 2 inches wide by 43 inches long. These come with...
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  • Weight of the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800
  • The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800 that you referenced is 6 lb and the weight capacity is 1,167 for the working load limit and 3,500 as max break strength.
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  • Difference Between BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF08893 and # IMF14220
  • That's exactly correct. Both G2 ratchet straps are identical with identical mounting hardware. The # IMF08893 includes a pair of straps for use on the boat's transom, and the # IMF14220 includes one strap for use at the bow. To see product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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  • Replacement Boat Strap Tie-Down Recommendation
  • The BoatBuckle Pro Series Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF18740 that you referenced would work great on your boat trailer. The padded buckles and vinyl-coated hooks protect the boat's paint finish. These also have a 1,200 lb capacity. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Differences Between Boatbuckle Cargo Buckles # IMF08893 and # IMF14256
  • The difference is the metal that the two straps are made of. The more expensive # IMF14256 is made of stainless steel which offers superior corrosion resistance whereas the part # IMF08893 is made of non-stainless steel and that is why it costs less.
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  • Bow Tie-Down Strap to Secure Bow Eye to Boat Trailer
  • We carry exactly what you are looking for, the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF18741. The hook end of this strap attaches to your boat's bow while the loop on the other end goes around your boat trailer's frame. This is a 3' long strap with a break strength of 1,200 lbs.
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  • How Short Can the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Strap # IMF17663 Be Adjusted To
  • I went out into our warehouse and grabbed a BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Strap # IMF17663 to measure it and found that it measures 13 inches from the end of one hook to the other when the strap is adjusted as tight as it can go. I attached a review video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Tie-Down Strap For 16-Ft Clackacraft Forward Weight Drift Boat
  • From my research I found that the width of a 16-ft Clackacraft weight forward drift boat is 83-inches wide and the height of the sides is 23-inches. To make sure you have enough strap to reach the trailer frame on each side of the boat I recommend a strap like part # IMF17637. This is a 2-inch x 20-ft strap and it has a 400-lb capacity. The strap has vinyl-coated S-hooks and a Kwik-Lok buckle to hold the strap secure. If you want to use a shorter strap I recommend part # IMF17636....
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  • What Size Gunwales Does BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 Fit
  • The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 are designed to fit 2 inch wide or less gunwales. If the rubber protective strip on yours can compress enough that the gunwales are less than 2 inches in width these would work. Otherwise they would be too small.
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  • Will BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps Work for 2,800 lb Boat
  • Thanks for the photo, and the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 are a great match for your 2,800 lb Stingray 201DC boat so long as you use other appropriate straps such as the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 and BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221. These straps, which each have a 2,500 lb break strength, will give you what you need for your Stingray. I have added links to...
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  • Strap Recommendation for Securing Rear of Sea-Doo to Trailer
  • What you are looking for is a transom strap. We have the BoatBuckle Kwik Lok # IMF17631 which is 2 feet when fully extended that would work well.
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  • CargoBuckle Ratchet Strap that is Designed to Attach to Round Tube
  • We carry a specific version of the CargoBuckle ratchet straps that are designed to attach to 2 inch diameter tubing. For that you'd want the part # IMF18821 instead.
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  • How to Choose the Correct Tie-Down for a Boat and Trailer
  • 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 will want...
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  • Is BoatBuckle Transom Tie Down Suitable for a Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 TX at 1,300 Pounds
  • Transom tie downs # IMF14256 have a break strength of 1,500 pounds and working load limit of 500 pounds. What this means is that it can have up to 500 pounds on it constantly and be fine. It is not really supporting the whole boat weight and you are likely using other tie downs, a winch cable, and so on so the transom tie downs will be adequate. If you are not using additional tie downs I do recommend it; such as # IMF14220.
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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for a Bouncing Jon Boat
  • 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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  • Comparing G3 and G2 BoatBuckle Mini Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs
  • 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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  • How Well Do Retractable Ratchet Straps Hold Up After Repeated Use in and around Salt Water
  • Like anything that sees a lot of activity in a salt water environment you would want to rinse the CargoBuckle straps # IMF18800 with fresh water afterwards to prolong the life of the straps. Also letting the straps dry prior to retracting them will make the ratcheting in/pulling the line out work better and last longer then trying to do so when wet. This is true for any ratchet strap. This little bit of maintenance will help to reach the maximum lifespan of a strap. Stainless steel is...
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  • Best Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps for a Boat Trailer
  • In order to secure your 16' fishing boat to the trailer, I recommend using the BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF14221. These straps have a vinyl-coated hook that is designed to attach atop the gunwale of your boat. They have a ratcheting mechanism which will cut down time and slack. They are 38" long and have a 833 lb safe load limit. If you already have anchor points on the boat then you can use the BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF08893...
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  • Recommended Tie-Downs for a Loaded Boat Weighing 5,000 lbs
  • I recommend using the CargoBuckle G3 Straps # IMF18800. These are ratcheting straps that have a very nice retractable feature for easy storage and to help keep things organized. The G3 straps have a safe working load limit (WLL) of 1,167 lbs which will be enough for your 5,000 lbs boat since it will be resting on the trailer. The break strength rating is 3,500 lbs. If you don't have a location to mount these then you need the Mounting Brackets # IMF16777 which have a weight capacity...
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  • Ratchet Strap Recommendations to Secure a Sailboat to a Trailer
  • If the Erickson Retractable Ratchet Strap, # EM34416, 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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  • Length of 2 individual Straps that Make Up BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap
  • I went out to our warehouse and pulled BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap # IMF17635 to measure the lengths of the 2 ends for you. The end that has the buckle measures 81 inches from the end of the hook to where the strap attaches to the buckle. The other end measures 79 inches from the end of the hook to the end of the strap. Essentially the 2 parts are just about equal in length.
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  • Recommended Transom Straps For 4,500 lb Combined Boat And Trailer Weight
  • For your boat and trailer weighing 4500 lbs combined, I recommend the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps - 2" x 4' - 400 lbs - Qty 2 # IMF17632. These straps are more than enough to ensure that your boat will stay held tightly to your trailer. It has seat belt quality polyester webbing, vinyl coating over zinc coated hooks, and Hi-Vis protective pads under the buckle to protect your boat.
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  • Why Does Stainless Steel BoatBuckle Tie-Downs Have Lower Break Strength Than Standard Steel Model
  • I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle regarding the difference in break strength between the G2 Ratchet Tie-Downs in Stainless Steel # IMF14256 and the Standard # IMF08893. He said the main reason the stainless steel model has a lower break strength of 500 pounds (compared to 833 pounds on the standard steel model) is that stainless steel is just a softer metal. This means that it's breaking point is going to come at a lower weight than a stronger standard steel design. The benefits...
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  • Recommended BoatBuckle Ratcheting Straps to Hold a 2012 Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW
  • The BoatBuckle Ratcheting Straps that I recommend for your application is the G2 Retractable Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893. Their Safe Working Load Limit is 833 lbs for each one, which will be more than enough to secure your 2012 Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW since the tie downs are use to keep your stationary boat from moving; not to stop a moving load. Their Maximum Load Strength (or Break Strength) is 2,500 lbs each. From the picture that you sent (which is always appreciated), it looks...
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  • Will BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 Fit a Carolina Skiff J16
  • Based on the design of your Carolina Skiff the hook end of the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 would not be able to grab onto the sides of the boat (gunwale). But if there is somewhere else they can attach then you can still use them. In your picture it looking like there are brackets attached to the sides that hold a pole of some kind that you could potentially use.
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  • Recommended Tie-Downs for Compact Backhoe/Loader
  • The ShockStrap Ratcheting Tie-Down Kit w/ Built-In Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' # 297-9RSDB will work very well for your compact backhoe with loader. Using four straps for one backhoe/loader will work well. The majority of the weight will be on the track base and these straps will give you a combined 6000 lbs of stabilizing strength. The Shock will ensure your straps keep tension as the load shifts to ensure you maintain a secure hold. The durable polyester webbing of the strap is UV resistant...
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  • Recommendation for Ratchet Straps to Secure Rhino to D-Rings on Utility Trailer
  • I can help you get the right straps for your Rhino and utility trailer. I recommend the Erickson # EM34420, this kit includes 4 straps rated for 500lbs each. Since tie-down straps must be chosen according to their safe working load limit (WLL), when all 4 straps are used together it will give you a working load limit of 2,000lbs, which is more than enough to secure your Rhino to your trailer. I've included a video of how these straps work for your convenience.
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  • Recommended Tie-Down Straps for Trailer Storage Cover
  • Any durable strap system with a sufficient length will work well to tighten up the slack on your trailer's storage cover to help prevent it from billowing in the wind. I recommend using something like the Snap-Loc Cinch Strap # SLTC150CR, which provides you with a 50 foot strap that may let you loop it around the trailer before cinching it down. Using just two or three of these on the cover should do the trick. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
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  • Compatible Dimensions for Hooks on Erickson Big Hook Ratchet Tie-Down Straps EM05715
  • The Erickson Big Hook Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # EM05715 that you referenced have two sizes of hooks. The larger swivel hooks can open enough to accept a 1-inch attachment point. The smaller safety hooks open wide enough for 3/8-inch material.
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  • Are the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF18800-86 Cut Resistant
  • The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF18800-86 are not cut resistant and I wasn't able to find any that were. With that being said, these are heavy duty straps that are 2" wide, have a safe working load limit (WLL) of 833 lbs, and a maximum load (break strength) of 2,500 lbs. I have linked a review video of these straps for you to reference as well.
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  • Recommended Rear Tie-Downs for 24 Foot Pontoon Boat
  • To secure the stern of your 24 foot pontoon boat, I recommend the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893. These heavy-duty ratchet straps are easy to hookup and will retract automatically. Their 2,500 pound maximum load (break strength) is more than enough for your 3,000 pound boat and 1,100 pound trailer. The straps themselves measure 43 inches long and 2 inches wide. Two transom straps are included. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you...
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  • Recommended BoatBuckle Tie-Downs for Replacing Damaged BoatBuckles on a Shoreliner Boat Trailer
  • It sounds like the previous owner had the BoatBuckle G2 2 inch wide x 43 inches long Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893 (833lbs), the stainless steel BoatBuckle 2 inch wide x 43 inches long tie-downs (500lbs) # IMF14256, or the mini G2 tie-downs # IMF106877 1 inch wide x 6 foot long (466lbs). I wish there was a way to replace the strap but the best thing for you to do is to replace the units. I have linked the above mentioned products to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Recommended Tie-Down Straps for 2 Yamaha Watercraft
  • Thanks for the picture. It looks like you have loops connected to the rear of your Yamaha watercraft. These loops would make great tie-down points to connect a strap to secure these watercraft to your trailer. The BoatBuckle Pro Series Transom Tie-Down Straps, # IMF17631, will work well on the rear of your watercraft. This heavy-duty strap will be able to secure the rear of your Yamahas to the trailer. A ratcheting strap should be used on the bow of the your watercraft as the main...
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  • Recommended Tie Down Straps for Increased Security with Roof Rack Accessories
  • There is not a product we carry that has an integrated cable inside the tie-down. I recommed the Rhino-Rack Cam Buckle Cinch Straps - Locking - 11-1/2' Long x 1" Wide - 496 lbs - Qty 2 # RRRTD35L which is a locking strap for increased security. All of our straps are made of polypropylene material that is similar to a seat belt which is difficult to cut, but still possible. I've attached a link to all your options.
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  • Replacement Protective Pads for Boat Buckle Pro Series Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps
  • To replace the yellow pads on your Boat Buckle Pro Series Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF18740 referenced in your question, all you need is the Protective Boat Pads # IMF13274. These pads will replace your broken unit so that you can continue to protect your boat from scratches and scuffs. I have attached a couple short video demonstrations on these products that you can also check out.
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  • Weather Resistance of CargoBuckle Mini G3 Ratchet Straps
  • The CargoBuckle Mini G3 Ratchet Straps # IMF103745 are designed to be exposed to the elements. They have a plastic housing, zinc-coated spring, and corrosion-resistant body. We've had plenty of customers satisfied with the straps several years after their purchase.
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  • Ratchet Straps to Secure Zero Turn Mower to Trailer
  • 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 hold the...
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  • Do Mounting Bolts Come with the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800
  • Yes, the mounting bolts do come with the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800 that you referenced.
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  • Cargo Tie Down Strap Recommendations For a 6,600 Pound Tractor
  • 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 working...
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  • Can Oil be Used to Lubricate Erickson Push Button Retractable Ratchet Tie Downs # EM34423
  • My contact at Erickson Manufacturing advised that a lubricant can be used on their Push Button Retractable Ratchet Tie Downs # EM34423 to help their retraction mechanism pull the strap back on to the spool. You will want to use a silicone-based lubricant (not grease, household oil or spray-on lubricants) in the gear mechanism. Erickson suggests going easy on the application (not too much at one time) until you see the results. You can find this silicone lubricant at a local hardware...
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  • Distance Ratchet is From End of Strap on BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap
  • I went and pulled a BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap # IMF17637 from our warehouse and found that it measures 10 feet 2 inches from the end of the hook to the start of the ratchet.
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