In a recent trip to a box store, we were shocked to find them promoting a blatant tie-down violation! Their display featured a John Deere Gator being “tied down” to a trailer. The problem? Let’s count them:
- Running a strap over a plastic shrouded steering column will do nothing but destroy it.
- There are only two straps. At Mac’s we prefer four straps, as does “Johnny Law” in most cities and states.
- The straps are doing nothing to prevent the vehicle from moving fore and aft.
- The strap routed over the bed is compressing the suspension. Combine that with an open style, non-safety hook and you’re asking for trouble.
It seems the box store sells the tie-down straps but doesn’t know how to use them. The good news is when you purchase tie-down equipment from Mac’s you know we’ll help you get it right. It’s all we’ve been doing for 25 years.