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Ratchet Straps


Ratchet Straps are one of the most popular types of Tie Down Straps that are commonly used to secure cargo in the back of Pickup Trucks, Pickup Trailers, Moving Vans, Motorcycles, Flatbed Trailers, ATV’s, UTV’s, and Enclosed Trailers to name a few. Ratchet Straps utilize Ratchet Hardware that allows you to tighten the slack (excess tie-down webbing) as the ratchet mechanism flows in one direction providing you with the ultimate strength for your cargo.

Ratchet Straps are made in a wide variety of different widths such as 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inches, and 4 inches of Polyester Tie Down Webbing that is able to be cut in almost any length of webbing that fits your needs best. Polyester Tie Down Webbing is the webbing of choice for professional truck drivers and professional shippers as the webbing material stretches very little, while proving great amounts of strength. This helps to ensure that your cargo remains secured and stay put in place throughout your next move.

Some of the wide variety of different hardware options include the style of Ratchet, S Hooks, Wire Hooks, E Track Fittings, Flat Hooks, and Chain & Hook to name a few. However, ratchet straps can be made in numerous different combinations to fit your securement needs best with Custom Ratchet Straps that are made to order.

Shippers Supplies is one of the leading manufacturers of Ratchet Straps in the United States and has the capabilities to custom make just about any kind of Ratchet Strap with options such as length of webbing, tie-down hardware, the color of webbing, as well as stencil designs with your company name. If you are interested in learning more about our custom-made ratchet straps give our team a call at 800-444-0956 or by using our online contact us form located HERE.

All of our Ratchet Straps include a clearly visible Working Load Limit (WLL) tag and a statement of compliance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) industry standards.

1 inch Ratchet Straps


1-inch Ratchet Straps are used for applications such as ATV’s, UTV’s, Motorcycles, and other lighter-duty securement applications such as in the bed of a pickup truck or trailer. 1-inch Ratchet Straps work best for lighter duty applications that are being used for everyday use and can come in any length of tie down webbing that fits your application needs. Some of the common website breaking strengths include 1,500 lbs, 3,000 lbs, and 6,600 lbs breaking strength polyester webbing.

Although our 1-inch tie-down straps are light in physical weight they are great for light-duty securement applications and incredibly cost-effective for most around the house securement applications. You can view our full selection of 1-inch Ratchet Straps by clicking HERE.

2 inch Ratchet Straps


2-inch Ratchet Straps are the most common size of Ratchet Straps and are used for a wide variety of different applications such as securing cargo on trailers, pickup truck beds, moving vans, flatbed trailers, motorcycle securement, and securing vehicles for transport to name a few. The main difference between our 2 inch and 1-inch Ratchet Straps is the durability, as well as the difference in working load limits allowing you to secure heavier weight cargo. This is the perfect solution for movers who move often and face a wide range of different weights of cargo while being able to provide you the ultimate durability over time.

2-inch Ratchet Straps can be made with many different customization options such as S Hooks, J Hooks, Wire Hooks, Snap Hooks, Flat Hooks, E Track Fittings, Endless Loops, different colors of tie down webbing, and a wide selection of Ratchet Hardware. You can view our full selection of 2-inch Ratchet Straps by clicking HERE.

3 inch Ratchet Straps


3-inch Ratchet Straps is one of our heavier duty ratchet straps and is used mostly for applications for Flatbed Trailers for the professional trucking industry. These straps are not like most ratchet straps as the Ratchet Hardware alone weighs over 7 lbs. This makes using these straps not ideal for most personal securement applications such as moving vans, pickup trucks, enclosed trailers, and around the house cargo securement. You will want to instead use our 1 inch or 2-inch Ratchet Straps for those types of applications. You can view the full selection of our 3-inch Ratchet Straps by clicking HERE.

4 inch Ratchet Straps


4-inch Ratchet Straps are by far the most popular size of Ratchet Straps for flatbed trailers and the professional trucking industry as they are the heaviest duty and most durable tie-down straps. When it comes to securing heavy cargo having trust that your strap can get the job done correctly and safely is everything. The Ratchet Hardware that is used on our 4-inch Ratchet Straps weighs over 7 pounds alone so this is not the ideal strap for most around the house securement application and you will want to use a 1 inch or 2-inch Ratchet Strap for those types of applications instead.

Some of the many different options for 4-inch Ratchet Straps include the length of webbing, the color of webbing, wire hooks, flat hooks, chain & hooks, Cordura sleeves, and more! These straps utilize the same ratchet hardware as 3-inch Ratchet Straps but use a wider webbing to cover more surface area on your cargo to make sure it remains secure. The most common lengths of webbing on our 4-inch Ratchet Straps are our 4” x 27’ and 4” x 30’ varieties by far. You can view the full selection of our 4-inch Ratchet Straps by clicking HERE.

If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for in our online store give our ratchet strap experts a call at 800-444-0956 and our team would be happy to assist you further or even help to create a custom-made ratchet strap that fits your needs best.

The Different Types of Ratchet Straps


E Track Ratchet Straps – are used mainly for applications in the back of moving vans, enclosed trailers, pickup trailers, and pickup truck beds by using E Track Sytems. E Track Systems can be installed to utilize the strength of the walls and flooring when securing cargo. Some of the main types of cargo can range from vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, cargo, and more! You can view our full selection of E Track Ratchet Straps HERE.

Endless Loop Ratchet Straps – are different from most ratchet straps as the ends of these straps are endless and do not contain hook hardware. These straps are great for bundling cargo together to save space or by bundling cargo to a pallet for transport. You can view our full selection of Endless Loop Ratchet Straps HERE.

Car Ratchet Straps – these straps are used to secure and transport vehicles across town or even across the country safely. When it comes to transporting vehicles safety and quality tie-downs are an absolute must as the damage can quickly add up if you are not careful. Our automotive ratchet straps cover vehicle makes such as Ford, Tesla, Chevrolet, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, Nissan, Toyota, Buick, GMC, Volkswagen, and more! You can view our full selection of automotive ratchet straps HERE.

It is crucial to make sure the weight of your vehicle is matched properly with the working load limit to prevent damage to your vehicle and tie-down straps from breaking.

Custom Ratchet Straps – are custom made tie-down straps with options that fit you best. As being one of the leading manufacturers of tie-down straps and ratchet straps in the United States we have the ability to custom make just about any kind of strap that fits your needs best. You can find options such as length of webbing, the color of webbing, ratchet hardware, hooks hardware, and more! This helps to make your unique securement application safer and designed to save you money on straps that simply won’t get the job done. If you are interested in learning more about our customization capabilities give our experts a call today at 800-444-0956 or by using our online contact us form located HERE and our team would be happy to assist you further.

How to Tighten Ratchet Straps Step by Step


1. Start by threading polyester tie down webbing through the bottom webbing slot of the closed ratchet.
2. Next, pull the webbing through the ratchet to help remove any excess slack.
3. Begin ratcheting by raising and lowering the handle of the ratchet hardware until you reach your desired strength for your cargo securement. It is important to remove the excess webbing without the risk of destroying the cargo in the process from overtightening.

How to Release Ratchet Straps Step by Step


1. Start by pulling the release tab on the Ratchet Hardware to unlock the Ratchet Handle.
2. With the release tab pulled, open the Ratchet Handle until it is completely open flat.
3. The strap should pop loose when the Ratchet is fully open.
4. Hold the ratchet hardware with one hand and pull the strap from the Ratchet mandrel with the other hand.
5. Remember to store your ratchet straps in a dry area and keep them untangled as much as possible to prevent any friction burns on the strap that could weaken the tie-down straps over time.