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Re: Tie down

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10-18-2011 12:54:34

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I know I'll catch h-ll for this, but I have used straps for over 20 years. Years ago I did it on a daily basis when I had my excavating co. Was inspected by DOT many times and never got so much as a warning. The problem is not what you use, it's how many and the rated strenght of each tie down. A properly loaded tractor/loader/backhoe needs at least six tie downs---one on each corner of the tractor,one one the loader, one on the backhoe.

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10-18-2011 13:48:51

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 Re: Tie down in reply to John730D, 10-18-2011 12:54:34  
Amen. Chains are only my preference, but then I'm known to be a little hidebound, stubborn (if not outright mulish), and stuck on some old ways that were handed down to me. Still, I'll use properly-rated straps in good condition if that's what my load calls for.

The "good condition" part is important. Straps can be weakened by knicking and chafing, UV damage . . . But it's not unheard of for a load to be red-tagged for stretched chains, either.

You've hit it on the head, John. Either will do the job while satisfying the regs.

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