The Transport Agency in New Zealand outlines requirements necessary for load restraining during transportation. The body considers securing cargo is critical to prevent unnecessary movement. When a driver accelerates, brakes, or changes direction, an unrestrained load can move involuntarily, risking damage to the load, vehicle or personal. Besides, if the cargo falls off, you endanger the lives of other road users. Using securing devices is a must-have for safety purposes. In fact, having the right tie downs will save you from fines in New Zealand....
Choosing the Right Tie Down
At TransQuip, there are different options based on the desired functionality. Yet, there are several factors to consider before making a purchase and many different sizes available from the little motorbike 25mm wide options to the 75mm wide, 5000kg heavy duty truck options.
1. The Length
Your cargo and the connecting points determine the length of your tie downs. Ensure the strap is long enough to secure the cargo comfortably. While getting the right product for your work, remember size and rating are the critical elements. Consider the maximum size of the load and where you're attaching it to, to calculate the best length for your requirements.
2. The Holding Force or Rating
The holding force or rating is a vital element. Ensure you know the rating of any lashing gear you use and use adequate to meet the regulations when lashing a load down If you need to replace your ratchet, without the strap, TransQuip has various options.
Safety Precautions during Use
Trailer tie down webbings stretch and get worn out over time. Replace your tie-down straps immediately upon any sign of wear or cuts in the webbing. Failure to which, an accident might be imminent. What’s more, routinely lubricate the moving parts of the ratchet straps. Inspecting your tarp straps and other components is essential before transporting your cargo.
If you are in New Zealand, look no further. Find out what your requirements are on the NZTA website then contact TransQuip for complete tie downs or accessories. The brands offered by TransQuip are of high quality. They come in various sizes and cost to suit your budget. If you are searching for tie downs, get in touch with TransQuip today, or browse the range of options we have. We can deliver your desired product within a short time in any region within New Zealand.