I recently tested some tie-down products manufactured by Carolina North Manufacturing and found them to be of great use! They produce a series of tie-down straps in 5 different sizes from 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″.
These are all ratchet types straps that have different degrees of holding power depending on the size of the unit. They all utilize a braided nylon rope for greater strength than rubber or single strand rope. The ratchet mechanism is the key for holding tension and securing your objects safely. By ratcheting the tension of the braided rope, there is no chance of stretch or the type of failure associated with rubber bungee cords. Unlike rubber, nylon rope won’t degenerate due to ozone exposure created by electric motors found in or around shops, equipment, etc.
These ratchet type products have a lever that when pressed, releases all of the tension immediately allowing the rope to loosen and be easily removed.
If you would like to see a video on how they work, watch below:
Prices range from around $8.99 on up and are priced differently and incrementally as the sizes change. Carolina North also makes a hoist with a 2:1 ratio that’s great for hoisting deer, game feeders, or anything else that needs to be lifted. They retail around $22.00 but can be found on different websites offering different pricing.
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