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Picked up a used 18' flatbed trailer (10k) today and looking at ways to tie down not only a 3520, but also the occasional small car or lumber or......(you get the idea). Wonder if anyone has set theirs up with e tracks. The big rigs use them so they must be tough.
 

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They are nice, but super expensive. I chose to weld lots of D-rings on my trailer...
 

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Many times I have wished that welding was a skill I had but never picked it up. A good welder is somewhat of an artist.
 

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I had them on my last MacLander. They are the best! I haul a Jeep and tractors and I could not weld up enough D rings to make it work. Kenny is correct, they are not cheap, but they can be affordable IF you can get your trailer shop to deal with you.
 

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If I decide to go that route I'm wondering how the tracks are fastened to the trailer. It may be that this is one of those projects that would start out small and then expand if it works out well and as the need arises. I can tell this would NOT be a cheap way to go but my time spent securing whatever I want to haul is worth money also.
 

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Mine was built into the trailer when it was built. I had 3 rails running the long way. One on each side and one in the middle. Then 5 rails going accross the trailer. It was way overkill, but when I loaded up quads it was great!

I also had stake pockets on the outside of the trailer. I have to assume that they are welded to the trailer supports. There were a few I could not use due to the attachment point under the slot. I will look for some older pictures. I no longer have that trailer.
 

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E-Track to tie down your 3x20?
While its super nice, I dont/didnt think its strong enough to tie down equipment? I've always seen it as perfect for Sport machines (Snowmobiles, ATV's, Bikes, etc) and anything else!

Is there some super duty E-Track I dont know about?
 

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My memory is bad, but I thought it was e track. I used it to tie down the jeep, tractor. All kinds of stuff. The D rings were rated for 8K I think? It was a 10K trailer. I hope I am not misleading anyone if I am calling the the wrong name. Most semi trailers use the same thing.
 

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I scratched the e track idea. I think it is meant more for cargo tie down in vans and that sort. Car haulers do use it, the tire straps come with the hooks for it but they must weld it on or something. Thanks for the replies.
 

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I have asked about it in my recent research on trailers. I heavy duty stuff is welded to the frame. I was quoted $30.00 a foot for it. Things in the trailer business have sure gone up!
 
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