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ratchet straps on a pusher

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Jay brown, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    any reason why i couldn't use 10,000lb ratchet straps on my 11' pusher box...seems like it would be easier and cheeper than chains and binders.....jay
  2. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    If its just to hold the pusher down I don't see a problem with that. Truckers use them all the time. If its to hold the machine down, I would stick with the chains.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    I'd try it but they might loosen up. Let us know how it works
  4. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,142

    Be careful cause the straps may get cut rubbing on steel.
  5. nhpatriot

    nhpatriot Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    Ditto what dcls said about straps rubbing on steel. However, you could easily jacket the straps with something more durable. I would use the Kevlar/Fire Hose type sleeve material that you run over hydraulic lines where they rub a machine. Super flexible and extremely tough. I use straps all the time moving my skid steer and smaller backhoe. Seems smart to me.
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    dont even waste your time. i thought the same thing... go get a chain , and 1 single chain binder.... if your really good , and smart you can tie it down using just one binder, to keep cost down

    they losen , they tretch , they rub and break... the salt gets to them... dont bother... use chain

    i learned it the hard way