Plastic End Caps for E-Track

Once you’ve installed your e-track, be sure to add plastic end caps to the horizontal tracks. The smooth black plastic creates a clean, finished look and not only prevents cargo, clothes, hands, and feet from catching on the metal ends, it also protects the metal e-track from abrasions.

image of e-track end cap

Plastic end caps for etrack can be used on the walls or floors, but they are designed to fit horizontal E-track only.

To install, be sure to loosen the track slightly to ensure a good fit, add the end cap and then re-tighten the fasteners to secure .

 

 

 

Our E-track endcaps are designed to fit the following horizontal E-track:

2′ Painted E-Track
2′ Galvanized E-Track

5′ Painted E-Track
5′ Galvanized E-Track

8′ Painted E-Track
8′ Galvanized E-Track

10′  Painted E-Track
10′ Galvanized E-Track

Check out this installation video for more information:

How to Choose Fasteners When Installing E-track

 

We’ve posted a how to install e-track video, but how do you know which fasteners to choose for attaching e-track? There are three common types of fastening systems for e track:

Through-bolting


Uses a nut and bolt system and creates the best hold. This is typically used in the floor, where a nut, bolt and washer on the underside will not be an issue.

The 1/4″ diameter bolt is available in two sizes: 1-1/2″ hex bolt and a 2″ hex bolt.

 

Self-drilling tip screws

image of self-taping screws
Hex head makes it easier to drive without slippage. A self-drilling tip means you won’t have to pre-drill holes in most metal surfaces.

Available in two sizes: 1-1/2″ hex screw and a 2″ hex screw.

 

Wood screws

image of wood screws for E-track

A hex head lessens the change of slippage while driving and the wide washer head creates excellent holding power.

Available in a 3/4″ wood screw and 1-1/2″ wood screw.

 

 

Check out this video for more in-depth information about fastening e-track to a trailer:

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 cargo nets industrial grade 2″ polyester webbing makes it easy to store when not in use.

• Adjusts from 92″ to 103″.

Two methods of tightening are available for cargo nets from US Cargo Control: ratchets or cam buckles:

  • A cargo net with ratchets allow you to create maximum tension on the straps to keep the cargo net tight.
  •  Cam buckles makes adjusting the net quicker, but do not provide as much tension as ratchets do since desired tightness is achieved only by your own strength of pulling the loop end.
  • Cam buckles are a good choice for more fragile or lightweight cargo to -avoid the risk of over tightening, while ratchets are ideal for durable and/or heavy items that require tension to keep secure.

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. Blackline tie down straps from USCargoControl.com

 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 bearing part of the synthetic web tie down fails.

 What does working load limit mean?

The working load limit, also marked at WLL, is the maximum allowable load assigned to each synthetic web tie down by the manufacturer which is not to exceed one-third of the complete assembly breaking strength. This means a strap with a break strength of 16,200 lbs. would have a WLL of 5,400 lbs.