Zipties to lock chassis pins.

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  1. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    just remember, zip ties can break from vibration, thus why I use bailing wire
     
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  3. dca

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    While baiing wire is good, companies want zip ties, replace if bad, I'm always zip ties under the hood. they don't break then again its not the same. I have had zipties break on mud flaps. I use mechanics wire for that if needed. Keeps lights in place too
     
  4. Truckin2Eat

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    Been pulling cans for over a year and never had a zip tie to break on me.
     
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  5. dca

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    I forgot to mention, when using zip ties on mud flaps they snapped while putting the mud flap on. I like mechanics wire cause its a little easier to use and a tad more flexible then bail wire but both work.
     
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    Remember, Grasshopper, all zip ties are not created equal. (cheap China junk, you know, pkg. of 4,000 for $1.99)
     
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    dca Road Train Member

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    I don't believe it, you're developing a sense of humor.. It's about time chief..

    Congrats !!!
     
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  8. Ruckie

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    I use ziptides but I'm going to start using cheap string, I have seen guys use locks
     
  9. striker

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    Been pulling cans for 17.6 yrs, I've seen them break, pulled a RBTU today up to Wally world, there were the remains of probably 6 to 8 zip ties in the pocket for the front locks, of the two that were in place already, one was broken and hanging there. I pulled them both and put a quick piece of wire in place.
     
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  11. striker

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    Depending on the ramp, this policy has been in place a long time, in Denver, in some form or another, it's been in place almost 2 years. And thus why I use bailing wire, it's a quick twist, I take it with me and reuse it later.
     
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