Straps over rubber tracks

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  1. thomasweil

    thomasweil Bobtail Member

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    Hi all,

    Am I wrong in securing these with 2 indirect straps over the rubber. I don't see anything wrong with this unless it damages the rubber. Am I wrong? Thanks in advance.
     

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  3. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    Normally there would be tie down points for chains, but I don't see them, where they would normally be. Any type of equipment on tracks or wheels really needs to be chained.
     
  4. thomasweil

    thomasweil Bobtail Member

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    I agree, but if in a bind, and the machine is really light, I see nothing wrong with two indirect straps.

    Thanks for reply.
     
  5. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Great, So why did you ask for opinions?
     
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  6. Espressolane

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    Justification.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Define "really light" please.
     
  8. Espressolane

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    @thomasweil post a few pictures of the unit after getting it secured.
     
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  9. jamespmack

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    Yes, your only holding it down, not forward and back. What was to stop movement. Plus tracks have no mechanical lock besides hydro.
     
  10. jamespmack

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    Agreed.
     
  11. jamespmack

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    Welp a Ford escort is really light. Only could crush what 3-4 people at a time.
     
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