Yesterday's Tractor Co. Trusted Parts Supplier since 1995
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life

Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Exclusive Article

Talk of the Town:
Trailering a Tractor - Use Chains or Straps?

Another great discussion from the Tractor Talk Discussion Forum.

The discussion started out with the following post:

" I bought a trailer and plan to take my CASE VAS to some shows. I don't yet have anything to secure it to the trailer. So which is better to buy and use; the ratchet-type straps or binders and binder chains? "

What followed are some interesting replies:

" Straps are fine if they don't rub on anything, otherwise use chains and binders. It's basicaly just personal preferance. Just make sure whatever you use, the load rating limit is enough for what you are tying down. "


" I prefer chains, grade 70. Some people get along fine with straps. I always use a seperate chain for each corner of the tractor, that way if one chain breaks in a sudden stop there is always the second one still attached. A VA series Case weighs between 3000 and 4000 lbs. so 5/16" grade 70 chain would hold it through about anything. I think 3" wide straps would be comparable in strength. "

" I attend an equipment auction where some really nice pieces are sold occasionally and I have observed that these pieces are being tied down using an idea from the antique/classic car haulers. A loop of chain is formed around the top 20% of each rear tire and secured usually at the back of each rear wheel to the trailer. The front portion on the loop has a chain hooked to it and is secured to the front of the trailer. The tractor is put in neutral and a chain binder is tightened on the front chain. This is repeated to the remaining rear wheel. This effort removes the slack and secures the tractor to the trailer and the tractor is put back in gear. This method appears to afford a save method of transport and at the same time the paint is not damaged. As the chain is sitting only on rubber even the rims paint stay free on damage. The tires act as tensioners/shock absorbers and you are not constantly having to check to see if the binders are staying tight. "

" When you use chains and binders be sure to buy rachet binders, they are safer and easier to tighten up your slack. "

" I prefer chains to straps. I worked for a dealer that sold mostly compact tractors and I did a lot of the hauling. We used both chains and straps wichever was more convenient for the piece of equip. we were hauling. The straps always seemed to have a mile of extra tail on them, until they tore, then they were too short. On my tractors, I have a loop bracket bolted to the front to run a chain through, and put a clevis on the drawbar to run a chain through. This saves the paint. "

" When I haul lawnmower stuff, like a riding mower, I use straps with ratchets. When I move our MH50 I use 3/8 chains front and rear. I tighten the chains with appropriate ratchet load binders I got from Harbor Frieght. It's unlikely that big enough straps would fray or tear during a trip, but I know that 3/8 chain won't. "

This information was gathered at the Tractor Talk Discussion Board.

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters