Heavy Duty Ratchet Straps and Custom Truck Tie Down Straps
Ratchet straps, truck tie down straps, cargo control straps in widths of 1, 2, 3, and 4 inches. Custom truck straps made to order in the USA. Standard ratchet straps for flatbeds. Choose your length, hardware, and color to build the best ratchet strap.
Ratchet Strap Brands
Cargo Equipment manufacturers ratchet straps in standard and custom sizes. Our custom ratchet straps are made to order in the USA to your specifications. These tie downs are used in hundreds of applications and industries.
Looking for the strongest, longest lasting ratchet straps? Python ratchet straps provide supreme strength and amazing abrasion resistance. These premium straps are available in 2-inch and 4-inch widths.
We also are distributors for both Kinedyne and Ancra cargo control straps. These two brands, now owned by the same company, have been trusted for years. Kinedyne offers three versions of ratchet straps: gold standard, K-force, and Rhino Max. Ancra ratchet straps include standard and X-treme. We also sell Ancra E-track straps.
Types of Ratchet Straps
1-inch ratchet straps are perfect for powersport applications: hauling ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. This size is also perfect as utility ratchet straps to tie down a wide range of cargo either on trailers or pickup beds.
2-inch ratchet straps are the standard for flatbed trailers. These are made in standard lengths or any custom length as needed. The hardware and color options make for nearly endless combinations.
3-inch and 4-inch ratchet straps are heavy tie downs with even greater capacity than 2-inch straps. These are used for heavy-duty hauling and can often mean you can secure cargo with less straps when compared to 2-inch ratchet straps.
Light-duty straps use smaller ratchets and are useful as an inexpensive tie down for light-weight cargo. Many of these work well as bundling straps to keep loose items together during transport. Endless loop bundling ratchet straps are available in heavier-duty styles as well.
L-track and E-Track Ratchet Straps
L-track ratchet straps attach directly into L-track, also referred to aircraft track. L-track has been steadily increasing in popularity for its usage in cargo vans, camper vans, and all types of trailers including auto haulers.
Specialty Ratchet Straps
Over many years of manufacturing ratchet straps, we've developed numerous industry or usage-specific tie downs. Some of the most common include: tent ratchet straps, off-roader ratchet straps, salt spreader ratchet straps, marine transom ratchet straps, and tree stand ratchet straps to name but a few.
How Do You Tighten a Ratchet Strap?
Step 1 - thread webbing through the mandrel's reel bars
Step 2 - remove excess slack. Too much slack when ratcheting will jam the ratchet with too much webbing
Step 3 - tighten by ratcheting, moving the lever up and down, so at least two full wraps of webbing go around the mandrel. This helps prevent the ratchet from coming undone.
How Do You Release a Ratchet Strap?
Step 1 - pull up handel prawl to disable ratcheting mechanism
Step 2 - open ratchet flat or as close to flat as possible
Step 3 - pull webbing through mandrel
How to Use a Ratchet Strap Video
How to Release a Ratchet Strap Video
Guide to Choosing Custom Made Ratchet Straps
Our ratchet straps are made to order in the USA to meet the highest quality standards and customer-driven specifications. You choose your color, ratchet, strap width, length, and hardware.
Need different hardware on each end of the tie down strap? Maybe you need a sewn-in soft-tie loop or a strap designed for E-track or L-track. We design custom ratchet straps for whatever cargo hauling situation you need.
Step 1: Choose Your Ratchet Strap Width
We manufacture custom ratchet straps with webbing widths of 1, 1.25, 2, 3, and 4 inches.
- 1 inch - used for utility straps, powersports, and every day light cargo control
- 1.25 inch - used in our sliding ratchet straps, a strap that avoids the need for a fixed end length
- 2 inch - used in many flatbed cargo control situations, interior vans, and automotive tie downs
- 3 inch - often used to secure salt spreaders, roll-off containers, or flatbeds where extra capacity is needed
- 4 inch - these big, heavy straps are used on flatbeds to secure large loads
3 inch and 4 inch straps have similar working load limits but 3-inch straps weigh considerably less.
Step 2: Choose Your Ratchet Strap Tension Device
We offer many types of ratchet (and cam buckles) in our tie-down straps. Cam buckles are quicker and easier to use and work well with powersports and E-track straps. Ratchets have higher capacities and are available in different styles including stainless steel.
All our ratchets are sourced for their durability to ensure long-lasting quality. The ratchets are made to handle repeated use and are easy to operate. Keep your ratchets well lubricated to improve the life of the ratchet. See video below:
Step 3: Choose Your Ratchet Strap End Hardware
We have dozens of end hardware options available including S-hooks, D-rings, flat hooks, snap hooks, E-track and L-track fittings and more. Your strap can also have a sewn loop or built-in soft-tie or no end hardware at all if you need a bundling strap. You can also mix end fittings, i.e. have a vinyl-coated S-hook on one end and an L-track fitting on another.
We have an in-house, certified testing lab where we test hardware and webbing to ensure accurate breaking strength of both individual components and completed strap assemblies.
Step 4: Choose Your Ratchet Strap Length
Ratchet straps, except for bundling straps and sliding ratchet straps, are made of two pieces. The fixed end is where the tension device is attached and the adjustable end is the part fed into the ratchet to secure your cargo. These can be whatever length you need. Common fixed end lengths are:
- 1-inch straps: 6 inch fixed end
- 2-inch straps: 12 inch fixed end
- 2-inch E-track straps: 48 inch fixed end
- 3-inch and 4-inch straps: 12 inch fixed end
You can choose nearly any length for the adjustable end; lengths of 60 feet or more are commonly used when hauling hay. Fixed ends have a minimum length in order to sew the hardware to the webbing.
Sew patterns are determined to maximize the strength of the strap where hardware is attached.
Step 5: Choose Your Ratchet Strap Color
We offer a large number of webbing colors. Using different colors has several advantages.
- Powersport and automotive customers often like to match colors to their vehicles
- Different colored straps make for a quick determination of strap length when hauling a wide range of loads
- Muted colors are used in our tree stand straps
- Pink straps are commonly used as a deterrent for strap theft
Ratchet Strap Webbing Colors Available
- 1-inch: 14
- 1.25-inch: 3
- 2-inch: 10
- 3-inch: 4
- 4-inch: 4
Step 6: Ratchet Strap Custom Stenciling (Optional)
We have an in-house stenciling department that can print your name, phone number, or logo on your ratchet straps. There are some basic quantity requirements, but having your name on your straps greatly reduces theft while providing extra marketing exposure. Learn more about getting your name on your ratchet straps.
Whatever type of tie downs you need, we can custom make it to your specs. Many of these options can be ordered on our website. If you can't find what you are looking for, give us a call at 847-741-7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.