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Old 04-23-2018   #1
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Default Tie down recs and loacation for BX

Probably getting a 16 foot tandem dual brake Suretrac trailer tomorrow for trailering my BX2360 with FEL and Land Pride RB1560 rear blade as well as assorted hauling etc. This is the one I am thinking about: https://www.sure-trac.com/products.php?trailerId=11

What tie downs do you guys recommend for this and where on the BX do you attach them too for safest hauling? Stopped by tractor supply to look but just got confused with all the options.

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Here are the tie down brackets I made. I used existing bolt holes in the frame and got longer bolts to maintain full thread engagement. These are the recessed rings I have in my trailer floor. On a steel floor, I weld them in and try to place them as close as possible to a crossmember. On a wood floor, I also get them as close as I can to a crossmember, and bolt them through the wood and use a 1/4" steel back-up plate under the floor to spread the load out. In a steel floor, I cut a hole out with a holesaw. On a wood floor, I take a router and cut out a pocket for the ring to sit into.
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I too added tie downs to the BX - harbor freight for the D rings.
Tractor supply for the grade 5 bolts.
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My BX was delivered on a roll-back truck, with front chains hooked and looped on the frame material, and the rear on the frame that holds the hitch plate.

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Thanks guys. What do you do about the FEL and any implements attached to the rear (mine has a Land Pride quick hitch with the RB1560 rear blade). Im assuming those should be secured as well - correct?
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Thanks guys. What do you do about the FEL and any implements attached to the rear (mine has a Land Pride quick hitch with the RB1560 rear blade). Im assuming those should be secured as well - correct?
Correct, a strap or chain for every implement, and FEL.
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Well I picked up the trailer today.

Been a while since I towed a trailer, and never anything as big as this one (just over 19 feet long). It was about an hour and fifteen minute drive home - mostly on the PA turnpike with lots of narrow construction zones. Not ashamed to say it was a white knuckle drive most of the way for me in the pouring rain.

It sure pulled nicely though. Almost like it was not even there.

I did get it backed down my drive on the first shot though!

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Well I picked up the trailer today.

Been a while since I towed a trailer, and never anything as big as this one (just over 19 feet long). It was about an hour and fifteen minute drive home - mostly on the PA turnpike with lots of narrow construction zones. Not ashamed to say it was a white knuckle drive most of the way for me in the pouring rain.

It sure pulled nicely though. Almost like it was not even there.

I did get it backed down my drive on the first shot though!
Good job! I went from a "small" 6x12 trailer to my current tandem 7x16 and find it's way easier to back up. I have a 20' truck pulling a 20' overall length trailer and after some practice I can whip that thing around a crowded Walmart parking lot no problem! You'll be a pro in no time. :-)
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