It is commercial / i am not a commercial just alwayes did it that way (Shame on me for not reading the fine peint)Can you point me to that? I haul a 9800 lb vehicle in WV and only use wheel straps. I'm not commercial so that could make a difference. Been pulled over for bypassing a weigh station but once I said private transfer they apologized and let me roll on.
I usually wrap the binder with the excess chain. They will open up for sure sometimes if not secured. I’m trying out the ratchet type now. I like them but they are a PITA so far.I too use chains and binders. If you get the binders that lever over then have a few bungies to keep the levers from opening. Never lost anything but several times a binder opened. Not a good feeling. And yes I have straps too and would not fear using them. If you go with straps get them way over rated for the load.
I am 81 years old (nearly 82), and still use straps, so you have at least another 30+ years to go.Damn.
I'm 51 years old and I still use straps.
How old do you have to be to prefer chains???
They make sleeves made of fire hose material. I've also used motorcycle tire tubes.I am 81 years old (nearly 82), and still use straps, so you have at least another 30+ years to go.
I made some slide on/off 2' long sleeves out of EPDM for my straps, so wear/chafing is never an issue.
Chains are OK, and I have them, but straps with rubber sleeves do not tear up the machine paint.