Monday, 19 December 2016 08:03

Put your ute loads under the lash

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Rope grip fitting made from high grade alloys keeps the load stable. Rope grip fitting made from high grade alloys keeps the load stable.

The question of load restraint can be an issue on any ute used for work.

Various makers have their own solutions, normally anchor points built into the well-deck floor, which have limitations if the deck is full, or if the load sits higher than the sides -- perhaps in the case of a loaded pallet.

A clever solution from Transhold Systems in the shape of their Rope Grip kit might be the answer.

Each Rope Grip fitting is made from high grade alloy and serves two purposes: first, via a cleverly shaped profile, a rope can be pulled over the load and ‘wedged’ into the fitting, removing the need for loops or truckers’ knots to keep things secure; second, the fitting acts as a mount for the side rails which run the length of the well-deck.

The combination of the grip and the side rail means users can choose whether to use rope or ratchet tie-downs for added security, or use both together.

Each Rope Grip is NZS certified to 215kg, and the system is said to be suitable to use with tonneau covers.

Each kit includes two side rails, each carrying five Rope Grip grips; mounting is straightforward, requiring 6mm holes drilled along the edge of the well-side and secured with a Nyloc nut.

Dairy News is also reliably informed that in the spirit of Kiwi ingenuity the Rope Grips make perfect bottle openers.

www.transholdsystems.com

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