OX Lasso Ratchets

OX Lasso Ratchets are the simple and safe way to tie down your wheeled loader.

Securing small wheeled loaders to utility trailers often involves reaching under the machine to connect to the frame with the chain and binder. If you attempt to use webbing, you risk abrasion when it runs by harsh metal surfaces.  The OX strap is designed to lasso the tires to the trailer using 4 sets of ratchets.  At the other end, webbing is replaced by chain and hook so it can connect to typical D-Rings, Rub Rails, and the like.

Labor impact

Installing 4 OX lasso ratchets is very quick.  One person can attach a ratchet in a couple minutes.  The ratchet has a long handle, providing leverage so you do not have to push as hard to get the machine to act as one with the trailer.
OX Straps can also be used to secure small and medium profile tires for tractors and mini loaders such as Toro Dingo by utilizing the same concept.

Is it tight enough?

Think of the turf time like a balloon.  When you lasso it,  the shape of the tire gives to the webbing. Because the tire is under pressure,  as soon as  you start ratcheting,  you get a reactionary force from the air pressure in the tire.  Test to see the lasso is tight when you grab the webbing half way between the tire and the ratchet to see if there is any extreme movement.

With a chain and binder,  you have to drive about a mile to get the links adjust themselves.  With the Lasso around the tire,  there is nothing  to adjust.  However DOT still requires that you inspect your load after traveling a mile.

What is DOT looking for in safe tie-downs?

Large wheeled loaders require 4 chain and binder tie-downs pulling 4 directions.
Small wheeled loaders require 4 2″webbing ratchets -or- 2 chain and binder tie-downs pulling 4 directions.  Webbing must have no signs of wear or fray in order to pass a Truck Enforcement Safety Inspection.
Purdue University published an excellent guide to securing loads.

How about securing attachments?

DOT requires any machine attachment that is not an integral part of the machine to be secured separately.  By doing so,  the machine connection and extra strap provide redundancy should one or the other fail.

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