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How to Install L-Track Singles

Like L-track rails, L-track singles are incredibly versatile. They’re great for adding a tie down point just where you need it, but the small size offers up even more options than a full length track. In this video, we installed our 2″ Track Anchor Point Tie Down System, which includes 4 sets of a round […]

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How to Thread an Over Center Buckle Strap

An over center buckle is an excellent tool to use for jobs that required a quick cinch. While less common than ratchet straps and cam buckle straps, an over center buckle is easy to use, and the latch mechanism creates less wear on the strap itself. The design also allows the webbing to create a layer of padding […]

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Employee Recommendation: BlackLine Heavy Duty Ratchet Straps

Sales Specialist Britni gives her take on BlackLine, our own line of premium, heavy duty ratchet straps. Also available in winch straps; features include: Thicker edging for durability. Created with a concentration of fabric, not wire or other enhancement. 2″ straps with 13,000 lb. webbing.  Higher than typical 12,000 lbs. webbing. 4″ straps with 24,000 lb. webbing.  The strongest […]

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How to Install L-Track on a Trailer

L-track tie down rails are incredibly versatile. With lengths ranging from 2″ single points to full 96″-length track, you can easily add a few tie down points to a small space on an open utility garden trailer to tie down a mower, or create several tie down anchor points in a full-sized enclosed trailer to […]

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10 Ways to Store Tie Down Straps

After an un-official poll on our US Cargo Control Facebook page, some of our customers replied and sent us messages with great ideas on how to store tie down straps. First, before storing them away for any period of time, it’s important to make sure the webbing is clean and dry- be sure and check […]

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How to Inspect, Clean, and Store Tie Down Straps

With winter weather pretty much over (we hope!), it’s a good time to clean and inspect your tie down straps for wear and tear. Whether you use 1″ ratchet straps to tie down a motorcycle in an enclosed trailer, or you’re a flatbed truck driver using 4″ winch straps, it’s important to regularly inspect straps, […]

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How to Use an Endless Ratchet Strap

An endless ratchet strap is designed to bundle or band items together, so it’s great for use on a pallet, moving dolly, etc.  Sometimes called “endless loop ratchet straps” or just an “endless strap,” they’re available in a variety of widths, lengths, and colors. Because a ratchet can be tensioned tightly, it’s a good idea […]

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How to Use a Ratchet Strap

Some of the most common questions we receive from our customers are about the use of a ratchet strap. Along with questions about break strengths, working load limits, and safety guidelines, are those about how to use these versatile tie down straps:  “How to thread a ratchet strap,” “How to release a ratchet strap,” or […]

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Replacing Tie Down Straps

If the webbing on your ratchet straps, cam straps or winch straps is showing signs of wear and tear, they need to be replaced. According to the Web Sling and Tie Down Association (WSTDA), web tie down straps should no longer be used if tears, holes, snags, cuts or embedded particles are evident that could […]

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How to Use an Endless Cam Buckle Strap

Like ratchet straps, cam buckle straps are great for securing a load. But the method of tightening with a cam buckle strap makes it less likely that you’ll over-tighten and damage cargo. Cam buckles are tightened by pulling the strap rather than with a ratcheting action, so the strap can be tensioned only as tight […]

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Cargo Nets for Trailers

Cargo nets for trailers makes securing cargo easy, safe, and quick. • One-piece design eliminates the need for multiple straps, ropes, or bungee cords. Built-in spring fittings for E-track (not included; sold separately) make attaching fast and secure. • The 41″ x 80″ size is generous enough to cover cargo but the low profile of the […]

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Tie Down Strap Tag Information: Break Strength and Working Load Limit

Webbing tie down straps like ratchet straps and cam buckle straps should be marked with a tag indicating the break strength and working load limit.   What does the break strength mean on tie downs? According to the Web Sling and Tie Down Association (WSTDA), breaking strength is the load in pounds or kilograms at which point any load […]

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