When it comes to installing e straps, one of the most important things to follow is proper planning on how you are going to accomplish the installation and the quantity of material that you are going to need to order based on the typical kinds of cargo securement applications you use. Not only is this one of the most important things to follow, but it is also one of the most important things to follow when it comes to installing an E track system. Because they are faced with a wide variety of cargo types, sizes, and weights on a daily basis, most professional truck drivers and professional movers will cover the entire length of the trailer with e track rails.
These rails can be installed along the flooring or along the walls of the trailer.
This is done because they require additional securement points. If you are only going to use your enclosed trailer, for instance, for transporting automobiles, then you need only buy 10 or 20 feet of e track rails for each side of the vehicle. This amount will be sufficient for the vast majority of transporting jobs.
Since E Track rails are most commonly sold in both 5' and 8' sections, it is not always the easiest task to determine which length will work best for your trailer by utilizing the E Track rails. If you want multiple rails per wall for multiple different heights of cargo securement, another thing to consider when installing e track is whether or not you want multiple rails per wall. It is possible that some users will not require this accessory at all, depending on the height of the cargo they are securing. When working with professional shippers or professional movers, we frequently come across multiple different rows of e track, whereas this is less common when working with house movers.
When you are installing e straps, it is always important to make sure that you are using the appropriate length of screws as well as the strength of the screws. This will ensure that your E track rails will not come undone during transport or when you are squeezing down on cargo. Because there is such a wide variety of hardware, which may work for some but may not work for others, we do not offer e track hardware for installs because we prefer that our customers figure out what works best for their trailer in order to avoid jeopardizing the trailer's strength. This is one of the reasons why we do not offer e track hardware for installs.
Questions Regarding the E Track Strap That Are Often Asked
- In the context of E Track Systems, what exactly are Rope Tie Off Straps
- –Rope Tie Off Straps are intended to serve two purposes: first, they are intended to serve as a quick securement point for straps that may or may not be equipped with E Track end fittings; second, they are intended to make use of the strength of e track systems with a variety of different straps that are equipped with Hooks
- Because of this, it is possible to secure cargo using straps that could not have been secured into the e track systems in any other way
- When you use rope tie-offs, you get the added benefit of being able to use the rope tie-off rings to secure your own personal applications
- This is one of the many advantages of using rope tie-offs
When it comes to e straps, what is the maximum length of webbing that you are allowed to use? –We are a leading manufacturer of tie-down straps and custom tie-down straps in the United States, and as such, we have the ability to create a strap that is just about as long as you could ever possibly imagine it being. We strongly suggest that the length of the strap never be extended beyond approximately 30 feet, as this length is sufficient for the majority of car hauling, cargo securement, and moving application needs.
Are E Track Straps Heavy Duty?
Yes, E Track Straps are extremely heavy duty and are heavy duty enough to secure a wide variety of vehicles including sports cars, SUVs, trucks, golf carts, motorcycles, race cars, electric vehicles, four-wheelers, and full-size side by sides. E Track Straps can also be used to secure golf carts, electric vehicles, and four-wheelers. We recommend that you use these straps for all heavy-duty applications; however, we also recommend that you never exceed the tie-down straps working load limit tag, which can be found on each and every tie-down strap purchased from our website. This tag will inform you of the limitations of the strap you are using to secure the cargo you are transporting. This will help keep both you and the cargo you are transporting safe until it reaches its final destination.
What kind of webbing is utilized for the production of E Track Straps? We make use of a Polyester Tie Down Webbing that is both heavy-duty and durable. This webbing is excellent for securing cargo while retaining its strength in a wide variety of different environmental conditions. This webbing blend performs exceptionally well in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, and it is resistant to UV rays, which, if they were not present, would quickly cause your straps to become brittle over time. If you click THIS LINK, you will be able to see all of the different types of polyester tie down webbing that we stock.
What are the various dimensions available for E Track Straps?
You can get E Track Straps that are either 1 inch wide or 2 inches wide. Both sizes are available. These are the most common dimensions, and the entire industry conforms to them as the standard. Is it possible to drive a vehicle over the rails of an E Track?– YES! When loading a vehicle, if you accidentally ran over your rails that are installed in the flooring, E Track would be completely fine and there would be no risk of them being destroyed or damaged. E Track is constructed from metal that is both extremely heavy-duty and extremely durable, and it is designed to typically last for the entirety of the trailer's lifetime.
What is the recommended number of E Track Straps for my Trailer?
In general, we always recommend securing cargo from at least four different securement points, and this number increases to at least eight different securement points if the object is valuable, heavy in weight, or oversized. Despite this, there are some applications, such as boxes that are placed in a corner against a wall, that may only require a single strap. In general, we are able to provide professional movers for enclosed trailers that are fitted with E Track at a rate of 10–20 e track straps at a time for the majority of normal-sized trailers. In order to avoid any potential shipping delays, it may be beneficial to keep a supply of several extra straps on hand just in case one of the straps were to break or become weakened over time.
Does the Color of the E-Track Strap Matter?
The color of the E-Track Strap does not provide any additional benefits, but it can assist you in remaining more organized. Utilizing a variety of straps in a range of lengths and colors is one of the simplest ways to maintain a higher level of organization. As an illustration, yellow webbing is used for straps that are 12 feet long, gray webbing is used for straps that are 16 feet long, and blue webbing is used for straps that are 20 feet long. This makes it easier for people who use these straps frequently, such as professional movers, to know which strap to grab for each different cargo securement need.
Does It Make a Difference Which Color Webbing I Use for Rope Tie Offs?–Although the color of the webbing used for rope tie-offs can be used to determine which vehicle they belong to in a fleet, this does not affect the strength of the webbing itself or the length of the strap when it comes to the organization of the strap or the webbing. This color is entirely up to the individual who is purchasing the strap as well as the individual preferences of the business. We do receive requests from companies asking us to use specific colors in an effort to better match their company branding.
Is It Possible to Construct E-Trak Rails Inside of My Garage? –Although this was not their intended purpose and was not part of their original design, we have received very positive comments from customers who have used e track rails in conjunction with e track straps for applications that are not related to their intended use. We often hear of customers using the e track rails in their garages to hold various yard equipment, garage organizing, and holding large items that are prone to tipping over secured in one location using our popular different types of E Track Straps. This is something that can be done in a number of different ways.