Ratchet Tie Down Buckle Threading & Tensioning Instructions

Ratchet Thread Step 1

Step 1

To thread ratchet buckle, place webbing THROUGH slot in center rotating spool of closed ratchet.
Ratchet Thread Step 2

Step 2

Pull webbing through, leaving some slack.
Ratchet Thread Step 3

Step 3

Start ratcheting (raising and lowering handle).
Ratchet Thread Step 4

Step 4

Webbing will wind itself and be locked in place so that further ratcheting will rapidly increase tension in strap.

Ratchet Tie Down Buckle Release Instructions

Ratchet Release Step 1

Step 1

To release webbing, pull and hold release tab on top assembly to override ratcheting function. . .
Ratchet Release Step 2

Step 2

. . .and open ratchet until both assemblies are in-line and top assembly clicks into detent.
Ratchet Release Step 3

Step 3

Grab webbing from non-fixed side and pull to release webbing.

Video Transcript


To thread the ratchet fastener, feed the end of the webbing through the take up spool.
Pull on the end of the webbing to take up any slack.
Begin ratcheting the fastener to tension.
To un-tension, open the ratchet fastener and press the release lever.

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