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I have 4 nylone tie down rachets each rated for around 850 lbs. which should be plenty. Where do you guys suggest attaching them to my lawn tractor?

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Lightweight straps like that may keep your tractor from bouncing around on the trailer, but they won't keep it on the trailer if you get into an accident. There's a lot of force applied against those straps in a roll-over or front / rear collision. If there's any damage caused from an un-secure load, you will be responsible for the damage even if the accident was not your fault.
 

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An LX277 is listed as weighing 487 lbs.; 560 for the AWS. In practice you want to be able to reasonably restrain a load in a collision scenario, so figure at least 4 gs. This would require the capacity to restrain about 2,000 lbs. in any direction. I would suggest using 4 straps; one on each corner of the tractor at some substantial point such as axle or other part of frame. Using a rounded weight of 500 lbs. figure 2,000 lbs. restraining capacity. 4 of the rachet straps you have tied down as described should be conservatively safe and adequate to hold the tractor in place with a little fudge factor. Better safe than sorry. :thumbsup: Make sure the straps are all snug but not over kill. This may seem like over doing it, in a sudden stoppage the tractor can become a missle with incredible energy. In a severe impact; even these measure would not be able to hold it but let's stay within reason.
 

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I use 4 of the straps.[OK, not always, but most of the time] I attach two to each side of the axle housing in the rear, and eash front one, wrapped around each side of the axle, then to the frame.

I probably get a little more safty in the back, becouse I strap one hook to the trailer, wrap a few times around the axle horn, that the other hook back to the trailer.
 

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Originally posted by Chief
An LX277 is listed as weighing 487 lbs.; 560 for the AWS. In practice you want to be able to reasonably restrain a load in a collision scenario, so figure at least 4 gs. This would require the capacity to restrain about 2,000 lbs. in any direction. I would suggest using 4 straps; one on each corner of the tractor at some substantial point such as axle or other part of frame. Using a rounded weight of 500 lbs. figure 2,000 lbs. restraining capacity. 4 of the rachet straps you have tied down as described should be conservatively safe and adequate to hold the tractor in place with a little fudge factor. Better safe than sorry. :thumbsup: Make sure the straps are all snug but not over kill. This may seem like over doing it, in a sudden stoppage the tractor can become a missle with incredible energy. In a severe impact; even these measure would not be able to hold it but let's stay within reason.
Oh....my....God.....I just wanted to bring the tractor in from the back 40...:lmao:
 

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MowHoward can i get one of those i need to put my wife in it for awhile.:smiles: :lmao: :lmao:
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Originally posted by jodyand
MowHoward can i get one of those i need to put my wife in it for awhile.:smiles: :lmao: :lmao:
Jody
Jody, You need to contact the ever-so-humble Tractorguy. He is the sole maker and user of this equipment. Unfortunately his Wisconsin hotties are not included. :sick:
 

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Originally posted by Argee
I hope she wasn,t looking over your shoulder as you typed that!:eek:
My thoughts exactly!

Now back to the original question: I use a 10k lbs strap across the transmission tunnel, and another on across the area betw my bucket and loader arms on my FEL. That was on the advice from my dealer. I make sure the bucket and deck are down, and, of course, have the parking brake on. We're talking about 2000 lbs with 2210, FEL & 62" deck, and I know that's considerably more than the LX277. I might put on some additional straps after reading some of the posts.
 

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I do ther wrong thing.. I use 4 chalk blocks and secure the blocks in place... it works ok, but if i were going far id add the ties... around the frame and to the trailer...
 

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Me i just pull it up till the front wheel are hitting the front and tie a rope around it from the front around the the back and back to the front.
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