What is Ratchet Tie Down ?
A ratchet tie down is a type of strap used to secure cargo during transportation. It typically consists of a long, narrow strap made of durable material such as polyester or nylon, and a ratcheting mechanism at one end that allows the user to tighten the strap to the desired tension.
To use a ratchet tie down, the strap is first threaded through the cargo or around the object being secured. The free end of the strap is then pulled through the ratchet mechanism and tightened by ratcheting the mechanism back and forth until the strap is taut.
Ratchet tie downs are commonly used for securing cargo on trucks, trailers, and other vehicles during transportation. They are available in various lengths and strengths, and may come with hooks or other attachments to facilitate anchoring the strap to the vehicle or to other objects.
It is important to use ratchet tie downs correctly and to ensure that the cargo is securely fastened before transporting it. Failure to properly secure cargo can result in damage to the cargo, the vehicle, and other property, as well as posing a safety hazard to other motorists.