Ifor Williams tie down points?

Vizslaman

Member
Location
Hampshire
I am borrowing a Ifor Williams 12x6 trailer to go and collect a buckrake next week

Can anyone tell me what tie down system IW use so that I can get the correct ratchet straps i.e lashing eyes of provision for hook ends ?

Many thanks
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
I would just tie it on with rope, especially if you know how to do it. Strap to the chassis is what they want to see though.
A policeman stopped me a month or so back, I had 4 pallets of bottles on my trailer which were sheeted and roped. He commented how I had done a good job of securing them and they weren't going anywhere. Also everything in the deck of my truck was roped too which also impressed him so he just fined me £50 for having the wrong number plate on the trailer.

I too have roped and sheeted many lorry loads of fruit, mine were going in to Manchester and Liverpool.
 

Vizslaman

Member
Location
Hampshire
I would just tie it on with rope, especially if you know how to do it. Strap to the chassis is what they want to see though.
A policeman stopped me a month or so back, I had 4 pallets of bottles on my trailer which were sheeted and roped. He commented how I had done a good job of securing them and they weren't going anywhere. Also everything in the deck of my truck was roped too which also impressed him so he just fined me £50 for having the wrong number plate on the trailer.

I too have roped and sheeted many lorry loads of fruit, mine were going in to Manchester and Liverpool.
Sadly roping and sheeting is a dying art. (Well maybe not especially on a rainy day.)
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
I think the fear is that attaching straps to rope hooks that the strap can exert too much pressure and tear it off.

When tieing something like this down always tie side to side, never across.
For something like a buckrake , ropes are perfectly good enough as long as it goes over no sharp edges and you can do a proper hitch
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
For me ratchet strap eyes on rope holds is the most horrible amateurish way of doing it. I'd sack my driver if he did it that way.
chassis is better but still a horrible way of doing it. You can't use the middle of the trailer for a start for fear of fouling the wheels. And kneeling in the mud to do it
 

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