Ok, so here the image. Your Garden tractor is on the (flat deck, open) trailer. All strapped down nice and solid and will not move. Were ready to roll. Are we?
Hmm, lets take another walk around what we're hauling. Check straps, yep we're good to go. (ramps needing stowed aside)
What potential problem can arise while traveling at high speeds?
Aside from having to stop fast and the straps breaking. EVERYTHING is secured. Nothing will come loose, you're comfortable with that.
What about the hood on the Garden Tractor? Wind currents will (based on speed traveled) lift the hood eventually. Then what? What happens next?
The hood gets broken from being beat by that wind. Yes, it's attached at the pivot point, for raising it by hand. I wonder how many hoods have been damaged because the wind played soccer with them.
How many of you have found yourself in this predicament? C'mon......fess up now!!
I have a solution to prevention. And NO, it does not involve putting rope or a strap over the hood!!