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Old 10 May 2008, 04:25   #1
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On a similar note, albeit a very different product. We took delivery of a new Ifor Williams plant trailer a couple of weeks ago. It's a superbly built item, however to ratchet strap our digger down the straps have go over the sides/mudguards. Crank up too hard and the m/guards crush. Crap. Four cut-outs in each corner at floor level would allow the straps to be passed under the trailer and be hooked together, perfect. I don't use strap-down hooks, they'll straighten or snap off like carrots in the event of an accident.
I rang and explained this to Ifor Williams Trailers and they seemed appreciative of the info supplied.
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Old 12 May 2008, 03:41   #2
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On a similar note, albeit a very different product. We took delivery of a new Ifor Williams plant trailer a couple of weeks ago. It's a superbly built item, however to ratchet strap our digger down the straps have go over the sides/mudguards. Crank up too hard and the m/guards crush. Crap. Four cut-outs in each corner at floor level would allow the straps to be passed under the trailer and be hooked together, perfect. I don't use strap-down hooks, they'll straighten or snap off like carrots in the event of an accident.
I rang and explained this to Ifor Williams Trailers and they seemed appreciative of the info supplied.
My wife bought me a twin axel indespension trailer a small one,all the tie down hooks were on the outside which left you with issues if you were towing anything that could flap or move around,everything was twice the work to secure,I put four tie down points in the corners internally,braced them underneath, problem solved.
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Old 12 May 2008, 18:35   #3
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...allow the straps to be passed under the trailer and be hooked together, perfect....
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Are the hooks on your straps stronger than the hooks on your trailer?
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Old 13 May 2008, 02:41   #4
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Are the hooks on your straps stronger than the hooks on your trailer?
Yeah, a lot. These are 10t straps.
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when I built a trailer I used closed chain links welded to the chassis as tie down points, Never pulled one out yet
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when I built a trailer I used closed chain links welded to the chassis as tie down points, Never pulled one out yet
I generally use the hooks off 15t straps


Errr - should this be in the trailer section?
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I generally use the hooks off 15t straps


Errr - should this be in the trailer section?
It is now!

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I have a Ifor William 3 ton plant trailer
And you right there is no internal tie down points, by brother says that if you ask them they can put them as a flush fit in the floor.
The new one we have is a tipping type where the tail gate acts as the ramp
the old one had skids on and it use to tow a lot better the new one tends
weave about over 60mph
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Where the 'eck did this thread come from?!! A thread dedicated to bent bits of metal.
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