Towing a scut

View Poll Results: What do you use to tie down your tractor

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  • Chain and binders

    16 55.17%
  • Ratchet straps

    12 41.38%
  • Other

    1 3.45%
  • Duct tape....could not resist

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    Towing a scut

    So a thread brought up an interesting question, for towing a scut...chains or straps...and by straps I mean 3333 lbs or higher.
    What do you use....winner is the wayI will go.
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    2009 Cub Cadet/Yanmar ex3200, Land Pride 60” land plane and 60” finish mower, worksaver posthole digger w/ 9” auger, “The thumb” add on grapple, third function valve and KBOH of course

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    I voted chains/binders because that is what I have now, but I used straps before I got them and never had any issues.
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    I voted chains because I've never seen chains break when used appropriately. Straps can get nicked and cut. Then again, I'm a worry wart.
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    Should have added this, but please include what size....thx
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    2009 JD 2305 w/ Femco folding ROPS,Power Beyond Kit, KBOH, 54"MMM, 47" Snowblower, 200CX Loader w/ BB, Powerhorse 12 ton Logsplitter and King Kutter tool carrier and 17P kart
    2009 Cub Cadet/Yanmar ex3200, Land Pride 60” land plane and 60” finish mower, worksaver posthole digger w/ 9” auger, “The thumb” add on grapple, third function valve and KBOH of course

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    1/4" Chain.
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    To begin with (16 yrs ago)used baby straps like 300# breaking ,2nd trip to dealer with a JD425 on trailer , strap breaks loosens the other front strap. All but lost the mower .
    Then I bought better and finally ended up with 1500#. This summer I got 2 binders ,always had the chains.
    Tractor or SXS doesn't move now.

    So chain and binder ...
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    I use ratchet straps because that is what the dealers have used when they delivered my tractors.

    I use 10,000 lb straps.
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    Use chains and binders because that's what the dealer advised me to use and sold me when I bought my 770 and trailer from him 20+ years ago.
    Still have the trailer, chains, and binders, traded in the 770 for the 1025R TLB.
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    I didn't vote. Thought about voting "other" but didn't think that was right either. I use chains, binders, straps, just what ever I feel like using at the time just as long as I think it will hold. I know, I know, heavy chains don't break. I'm not worried about what I use to hold the tractor down with because I haven't seen a trailer yet that will withstand an accident and the tractor is on it. It's the trailer that will give first. Chains will rip whatever it's attached to right off the trailer. So for me it's whatever I know will hold the tractor in place going down the road and hope and pray I don't get into an accident. If the trailer is made to withstand an accident then it would cost half what I paid for the tractor...or more.
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    Chains and binders, because that's what we always used to tie down farm tractors and equipment. That was a long time before ratchet straps. I will check on the size. Can't remember.

    I would be interested to hear from anyone who has used duct tape. Hopefully, with pictures.
    Last edited by DRobinson; 01-16-2017 at 06:00 PM. Reason: addition
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