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Polyester Tie Down Webbing
Polyester Tie Down Webbing has become one of the most popular webbings of choice for cargo securement in the moving and professional shipping industries. One of the reasons polyester tie down webbing has become the preferred choice of webbing for cargo securement is due to the webbing being incredibly heavy-duty, durable, and stretches very little compared to alternative types of webbing such as nylon webbing.
When shipping cargo or the customer’s valuable possessions the last thing you want to happen is the customer’s cargo to come loose. Damage to cargo not only can cause a bad experience for the customer but it can also become quite costly in insurance claims and loss of revenue from repeat customers. Damage to cargo costs the professional shipping industry upwards of 50 billion dollars annually according to the National Cargo Security Council (NCSC). This can lead to customers having a higher shipping price in the future, as well as the potential to lose any chance of customers returning to your business based on a previous bad experience.
Some of the great added benefits of using polyester tie-down webbing are it is extremely durable out in the elements such as direct sunlight from UV rays, extreme heat, rain, hail, snow, dust, or winds. One of the biggest unknown threats to tie down webbing is mold and mildew and using polyester tie down webbing you can help avoid some of the potential damage as they help to absorb only slight amounts of water that could potentially long-term damage the strength of your tie-down straps.
The Different Sizes of Polyester Tie Down Webbing
1-inch Tie Down Webbing – 1-inch tie-down Webbing is used to make some of our most popular around-the-house types of application tie-down straps such as straps for pickup trucks, moving vans, pickup truck beds, and DIY projects. They are not the strongest straps that we sell but they are incredibly affordable and light in physical weight which makes this webbing one of our best sellers. This is the normal size of webbing that you would expect for finding tie-down straps at local stores.
2-inch Tie Down Webbing – 2-inch Tie Down Webbing is used to make some of the most common sizes of tie-down straps such as straps for pickup trucks, moving companies moving vans, securing vehicles on the back of a trailer, pickup trailers, and for professional movers to name a few of the many popular different types of applications. These straps are commonly known around the industry as the most popular as they provide great amounts of strength for one great price point. The tie-down webbing on these straps comes in two different varieties with normal tie-down webbing and heavy-duty varieties depending on the different types of applications you anticipate transporting.
3-inch Tie Down Webbing – 3-inch Tie Down Webbing is used for flatbed trucking applications such as 3-inch Ratchet Straps and 4-inch Ratchet Straps to name a few of the most popular 3-inch tie-down straps. These straps are incredibly heavy-duty and the 3-inch ratchet hardware weighs over 7 lbs alone for example and should never be used for around the house type of applications as it is overkill with this type of webbing and hardware.
4-inch Tie Down Webbing – 4-inch Tie Down Webbing is our heaviest duty and most popular webbing that is used for making 4-inch Ratchet Straps and 4-inch Flatbed Winch Straps. These four-inch wide webbing and straps are specifically designed for cargo securement applications on the back of flatbed trailers as these are the heaviest duty straps for some of the heaviest duty securement applications on the roadways. The ratchet hardware on our 4-inch Ratchet Straps also weighs over 7 lbs by itself and is used for securing pallets, oversized cargo, and extremely heavy loads for professional truckers.
Heavy Duty Tie Down Webbing – Heavy Duty Tie Down webbing is different from standard polyester tie-down webbing as this webbing has a much higher working load limit and durability along with the heavier webbing as well. Most tie-down straps tend to fail on the webbing rather than the hardware failing itself so if you are someone who ships often or works around sharp edges on products it may not be a bad idea to spend a few extra dollars to ensure that your straps are meant to be much more durable over time. One thing to remember when purchasing heavy duty tie down webbing is that tie down straps are only as strong as the weakest link on the strap so if you have a highly rated webbing and no hardware to support the webbing it may not go as planned. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for you can give our friendly experts a call today at 800-483-2189 and our team would be happy to assist you further, or you can use our contact us form located at the top of our website if you prefer to contact us by email.
Replacement Tie Down Webbing
Replacement Tie Down Webbing is available for tie down webbing that may have become damaged during transportation. One of the leading ways that tie down webbing often becomes damaged is from sharp edges, friction burns, or moisture that has caused black mold or mildew that could damage the strength of the straps over time. This is one of the reasons you should always inspect your tie down webbing for defects before and after every use as you always want to make sure that the straps you are using are safe to use before your next cargo securement destination. As time goes on you may begin to notice visible defects in your tie down webbing from prolonged use of the straps that you are using. If you notice any defects you will want to immediately stop using the straps you are using as they are unsafe to use and look for a replacement tie down webbing to fix or purchase new straps as an alternative solution.
Seatbelt Tie Down Webbing
Seatbelt Tie Down Webbing comes in breaking strengths of 6,000 lbs and the weave is much lighter in weight than normal polyester tie down webbing. Seatbelt webbing is 2 inches wide and works with all of our 2 inch Tie Down Hardware selection that can be found in our online store. Some of the different colors that seatbelt webbings come in are Black, Gray, and White as the main three different colors. Seatbelt webbing has a much denser and tighten weave than our normal tie-down webbing and is generally used as a personal preference as an alternative tie-down webbing. The main job for seatbelt webbing is to secure cargo but provides a much different weave design that can be better for securing certain types of applications.
Cordura Sleeves for Tie Down Webbing
Cordura Sleeve goes hand and hand with corner protectors as being a product that can help greatly extend the lifespan of your tie-down straps. Corder Sleeves help to prevent any cuts in the tie down webbing that could quickly and easily damage your ratchet straps or other types of tie down straps. Cordura Sleeves simply slide into place and can be placed into the desired location of choice where friction or sharp edges could otherwise rub against during transport causing potential damage. This not only helps to prolong the life span of tie down straps but can also help protect your load from shifting during transport from straps that have become weakened or damaged in transit. Cordua Sleeves are made from a heavy-duty nylon fabric that is specifically designed to protect your ratchet straps and winch straps from any potential wear and tear that can be thrown at the straps during transit. Remember the next time you purchase tie down straps to consider purchasing Cordura sleeves in order to get the most out of your tie down straps through the toughest conditions possible.
Frequently Asked Tie Down Webbing Questions
What is the difference between Heavy Duty and Normal Tie Down Webbing? – Normal tie down webbing is made for most normal securement applications that may not require a lot of added strength in order to keep the cargo secured as well as webbing that may not see sharp edges often. Heavy Duty Webbing on the other hand is designed for repetitive use in tie-down straps and designed for those who ship cargo often and may require a heavier working load limit for certain types of cargo securement.
How long does tie-down webbing normally last – The average lifespan for tie-down webbing can range from several weeks or months with repetitive or improper use to upwards of five or more years depending on many factors. Some of the different factors include the area you are shipping in weather conditions, the type of cargo, to even the season’s temperature differences.
Do you really need heavy-duty tie-down webbing? – This is mainly on personal preference on what works best for your applications. If you are someone who doesn’t secure cargo or cargo that may have sharp edges, chances are you could get away with not using heavy-duty webbing. If you are a company that ships cargo often or someone who deals with a wide range of different types of cargo weights and sizes you may want to consider the long term investment in investing in some heavier duty tie down webbing for your tie-down straps if at all possible as the price difference is much smaller than purchasing all new straps several times a year.