In many places, truck drivers still use traditional cargo lashing ropes as cargo fixing material, and fasten them manually in order to keep safety during transportation. As a professional manufacturer, we recommend drivers to use ratchet tie down strap to ensure transportation safety. Please see below comparison table for why we do the suggestion.
|Compared item||Ratchet tie down||Lashing rope|
|Lashing capacity||Clearly marked on product||No indicated|
|Contact area||Wide. Not easy to leave trace on cargo.||Narrow. Easy to damage the surface of goods.|
|Tensioning way||Mechanical tensioning by ratchet, reverse braking||Manual tensioning, easy to loosen due to transportation bumps|
In EU countries, there are corresponding regulations and standards to define the product quality of rachet tiedown. It is EN12195-2.
- GS certification is a mandatory requirement for export to EU countries and will help to prove product quality.
- We suggest to use at least a pair of tie downs to fix your cargo in anytime.
- Please check whether your tie down strap has tears before you fix it on your cargo every time.