- Webbing Material: Polyester
- Webbing Color: Yellow
- Strap Width: 2"
- Strap Length: 12'
- Fixed End Length: 4'
- Webbing Break Strength: 6,000 lbs.
- Assembly Break Strength: 3,000 lbs.
- Working Load Limit: 1,000 lbs.
E Track Ratchet Straps made with Quality Webbing
This E track strap with spring E fittings smoothly clicks into the slots of your E track rails along the walls or floor of your flatbed or interior van. The versatile ratchet allows you to adjust the length of the tie down strap. Tighten or loosen this E track strap up to a maximum length of 12 feet as the size of your loads and their tie-down requirements fluctuate, providing security to cargo that could otherwise shift and cause havoc.
This E track strap is 2 inches wide and 12 feet long. All of our 12 foot E track straps are made with yellow polyester webbing, part of a convenient color coding system.
The durable polyester webbing guarantees your e-track tie down strap will not shrink from high heat with a tensing reaction. It will not rot, or collect mildew or mold. This material even holds up against UV rays and a handful of acids. Rest assured, your load sits in a safe hug you can trust.
E Track Straps and their Working Load Limit
When deciding which E track tie downs to buy, you'll need to know the weight and size of the cargo you plan to haul. This will tell you what working load limit you require, so you can determine how many straps you need and what size.
There is often confusion about the difference between break strength and working load limit. Assembly break strength of a tie down is determined through a testing done on the end fittings to calculate their endurance levels. Webbing break strength is determined by testing the strap by applying force directly to the webbing until it reaches its capacity and starts to break.
The webbing break strength of this entire E track ratchet strap is 6,000 lbs., and the assembly break strength is 3,000 pounds due to the capacity of the end fittings & ratchet buckle. To calculate working load limit, you take the break strength of the weakest component and divide by a safety factor of 3. Federal regulations use this safety factor rule to alleviate risk and account for unknown elements. Dividing the assembly break strength by 3 gives you the working load limit of this e-track ratchet strap: 1,000 pounds. This is assuming you are using the Indirect Tie Down method - where your tie down strap goes from the E track on your trailer walls, through or over the load and then back to the trailer.
E Track Accessories to Complement your Tie-down System
This weight limit is more than enough to accommodate most trailer loads, which is why E track straps are all 2" wide. Loads hauled on a flatbed truck are often much heavier, however, so DC Cargo Mall offers thicker 3 inch and 4 inch ratchet straps as well as tie down chain to handle these larger loads.
Once you have the straps you need, wrap them around your load and attach the E fitting ends into the slots of your tracks. Tighten the strap using the lever on the ratchet and then pull on the strap to confirm that the stance is properly locked into place. Make sure you have E track rails in the proper positions are they are fastened securely to the walls or floor of your trailer . Other components of your E track tie down system may include load bars and E track anchor rings.
How to Use this E Track Tie Down Strap with the Spring E Fitting
DC Cargo Mall has ratchet straps with many types of end fittings. In this case, the steel spring e fitting is designed to click effortlessly into the e track. It clicks in as a reaction to your push and requires only a lift up on a tiny lever to remove.
To secure items flat up against the wall of your trailer, connect the end fitting of this strap to the E track on the left side of the cargo you want to secure. Wrap the strap around your cargo, and lock the other end fitting into an e-track slot on the right side. To prevent items from shifting from the back to the front of your trailer, hook one end of the E track strap into the left wall of your trailer and attach the other end on the opposite wall. This creates a barrier that runs perpendicular to your trailer walls.
You will likely have slack on the strap that you need to tighten up. That's what the ratchet is for. This heavy duty attachment stands proud and heavy against its lighter and sleek neighbor, the cam buckle. To adjust the length of your strap, pull on the top clasp to let the strap loose, then grab the ratchet handle and crank up and down to tighten.
Customization of length of strap, length of end fitting, and end fitting is available - just contact us.