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    how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer,

    how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer, ive heard you cannot put a ratchet strap on a rope hook and the lashing points in the floor are only rated to 500kg, like most trailers are they really fit for purpose if the maker is not fitting correct lashing point

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    Re: how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer,

    Quote Originally Posted by ford 7840 View Post
    how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer, ive heard you cannot put a ratchet strap on a rope hook and the lashing points in the floor are only rated to 500kg, like most trailers are they really fit for purpose if the maker is not fitting correct lashing point
    We have an IW twin axle dropside trailer. Putting lashings over the sideboards is a no-no unless the load comes nearly to the full width of the trailer- narrower loads result in pulling the sideboards in. it is possible to open the sideboard and slip a strap through the gap and then shut it back up- at least this lets the straps pull direct on narrow loads.

    Our trailer has the hinged ring set in a sunk pressing bolted to the floor and side rail- if these are the 500kg type you mention then using a pair must give you 1000kg so using four straps would reach your target and assuming its something of a fair size the use of 4 straps may be a minimum required?

    Re your hearsay on straps and ropehooks, there was talk here in the parts of the uk that keen VOSA operatives were against the use of ropehooks as they are not stamped with a SWL, preferring the use of rave hooks direct to a chassis rail (start argument here that the chassis rail isn't stamped either ) Also it was said that mixing ropes and straps on ropehooks was a no-no. I haven't heard but I assume that using ropes on a rope hook (even without them being stamped) is allowed although finding drivers keen or able to make dollies today, let alone doubles might negate that question

    Most important bit would be to make sure you get the load in the right place to get the nose weight right
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    Re: how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer,

    Quote Originally Posted by ford 7840 View Post
    how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer, ive heard you cannot put a ratchet strap on a rope hook and the lashing points in the floor are only rated to 500kg, like most trailers are they really fit for purpose if the maker is not fitting correct lashing point
    We were told when doing the CPC for LGV the there should be no straps attached to rope hooks, you have to use the chimes of the trailer for the straps cos if you go right underneath to the chassis then the strap runs the risk of chaffing on the chimes. I know your not on an LGV but principle will be same with VOSA if stopped.

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    Re: how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer,

    Ulscots thats just what i was thinking, so why do these trailer makers get away with out putting the correct tie down / lashing points onto a trailer, the rope hooks are only rate to 0.5 ton as well as the lashings in the floor so thats handy got a trailer that will carry 2.6 ton so say you put a small vintage tractor on trailer that weights 2.2 ton then you cannot hold the load safely as there no where to put the straps onto that can hold the weight,

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    Re: how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer,

    Quote Originally Posted by ford 7840 View Post
    Ulscots thats just what i was thinking, so why do these trailer makers get away with out putting the correct tie down / lashing points onto a trailer, the rope hooks are only rate to 0.5 ton as well as the lashings in the floor so thats handy got a trailer that will carry 2.6 ton so say you put a small vintage tractor on trailer that weights 2.2 ton then you cannot hold the load safely as there no where to put the straps onto that can hold the weight,
    Thinking of the makeup of the ifor flatbed it could do with T shaped steel running down both sides instead of angle iron with floor recessed into it, that way the angle goes up and down to hold the floor in place, hook the cribs onto and the downwards facing section for catching a strap hook.

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    Re: how do you strap down a 2 ton load on a ifor williams trailer,

    that would be a good idea because either of these are no good to hold thing on with.
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