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TIE DOWNS

Tie downs, (or tie down straps), secure products and equipment in place during transport or while in storage

TIE DOWN RELATED POSTS

March 27, 2018
KevLok Tie-Down Shelving for Shipboard and Mobile Workspace and Storage Applications

KevLok Tie-Down Shelving pieces combine to create workstations and storage areas that safely secure equipment in place during transit over difficult terrain or through rough weather. Accordingly, KevLok shelving is a large benefit to any mobile setting, such as onboard ships, aircraft, or in military and law enforcement mobile command-center trailers and vehicles.

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March 22, 2018
Customizable KevLok® Tie-Down Straps for Marine Environments

KEVLOK BRAND TIE DOWN STRAPS It is the fully-customizable nature of AGM Container’s KevLok brand boat tie-down straps that makes them the ideal securing solution for applications in marine environments. All AGM KevLok boat tie-down straps are custom-designed by the user in cooperation with our engineering department. As a result, each strap is uniquely suited […]

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July 25, 2017
5 Common Tie-Down Hooks and Their Uses

Tie-downs, or tie-down straps, are often constructed using one of several different types of hooks. Tie-down hooks attach a strap to anchor points commonly found on vehicles, trailers, or other platforms in order to safely secure cargo during transport. However, each tie-down hook is generally better suited for certain applications. Therefore, it is important to […]

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TIE DOWNS FOR MILITARY, INDUSTRIAL OR RECREATIONAL APPLICATIONS

Applications for KEVLOK® Tie Downs are virtually endless (see 101 Things You Can Secure With Tie Downs). A few tie down applications are illustrated below. OEM or end users include industrial, electronics, plant, transport, material handling, containerization and military. Also available for personal use are tie downs for the boater, carpenter, contractor, do-it-yourselfer, electrician, repairman, sportsman, beekeeper and more!

To design the tie down to meet your specific requirements, please visit our Custom Tie Down Strap Assemblies page. If you need more information, please Contact Us.

DISCLAIMER: AGM tie-down strap assemblies, hardware and webbing are not built to OSHA or DOT standards, and are not intended to protect or support human life, either directly or indirectly. As such, AGM will not assume liability for any injuries that might result from said misuse.

101 things you can secure with tie downs

air cargo
air conditioners
aircrafts
ATCs
ATVs
audio/visual carts
banners
batteries
beehives
bicycles
binders
boats
bookcases
books
boxes
cages
camper shell hatches
camper shells
campers
camping gear
canoes
canopies
cargo hatches
chairs
climbing gear
computers
containers
coolers
crates
delicate equipment
desks
dining fly
dirt bikes
drums
electronic equipment
fans
farm equipment
fences
file cabinets
fire extinguishers
fishing gear
garbage cans
gates
glass
hay bales
hot air balloons
hot water heaters
jet skis
kayaks
ladders
lawn furniture
lawn mowers
life preservers
life rafts
lumber
medical equipment
military equipment
mirrors
mopeds
motorcycles
ore carts
oxygen tanks
pallets
parade floats
promotional floats
rafts
rail cargo
safes
sailboat accessories
sailboats
school band equipment
scientific equipment
sea cargo
sheds
signs
skis
snowboards
snowmobiles
sound equipment
sports equipment
stage backdrops
stage equipment
suitcases
surfboards
tailgates
tarps
tennis nets
tents
tires
tool boxes
tractors
tradeshow backdrops
trailers
trees
truck cargo
trunks
vending machines
volleyball nets
warehouse items
water skis
windows

TIE DOWNS F.A.Q.

HOW SHORT CAN I MAKE THE FIXED/ADJUSTABLE END OF THE STRAP?

This is dependent on the type of hardware that is selected. Generally speaking, our sewing machines need a minimum of 2-1/2″ between hardware fittings for the “foot” of the machine to sit flat on the webbing. We measure our straps from the center of the pivot point on the buckle to the center of the fastening point on the end of the strap. As an example, one of our most commonly purchased over-center buckles, the K413, has a length of 1.25″ from the pivot point to the tip of the buckle. Our K480 anchor plate has a length of 1.25″ from the center of the bolt hole to edge of the buckle. Therefore, the shortest fixed end that we can make using a K413 over-center buckle and a K480 anchor plate is 1.25″ + 1.25″ + 2.50″ = 5.00″. As you can see, if we added a quick disconnect, say a K460, this will add the full length of the K460, or + 1.36″, making the shortest fixed end of a K413 with a K480 and a K460 equal to 6.36″.

CAN I USE THIS STRAP IN SALT WATER, AROUND BATTERY ACID, OR IN GASOLINE? WILL THAT BE OK?

This is determined by the material of the strap, and the material being exposed to the strap. Our straps are made from nylon, polyester, or polypropylene webbing. There is no simple answer to this question, please contact our Engineering Department for help with material selection.

HOW MUCH WILL THE STRAP STRETCH?

This is largely determined by the test method used to evaluate the stretch. In general, nylon webbing will stretch between 20% and 30% and polyester webbing will stretch between 15% and 25%. These are general figures and depend not only on the test method but also on the environment: temperature, humidity, age, and other adverse conditions. Please contact AGM’s Engineering Department to inquire about your specific application.

HOW DO I THREAD THE OVER-CENTER BUCKLE?

HOW DO I THREAD THE CAM BUCKLE?

HOW DO I THREAD THE RATCHET BUCKLE?

WHAT IS THE HARDWARE FINISH?

Most of our hardware is steel and is finished with a zinc plate with bronze chromate coloration. It is Service Condition 3 for good corrosion resistance. We also have select items in stainless steel. The stainless steel items are either bare or have been passivated.

HOW LONG CAN MY STRAP BE?

The strap can be as long as you would like it to be. However, when using over-center buckles we do not recommend lengths over 18 feet for 1″ webbing or 30 feet for the 1-3/4″ webbing. This is because the over-center buckles rely upon tension in the strap to stay fastened. Since the webbing has significant stretch properties, longer straps can be temporarily loaded in such a way that the over-center buckle can be released.

how strong will the strap be? how much weight will it hold?

This usually depends on the hardware that is selected. Hardware is rated with a breaking strength and a working load which is usually 1/3 of the breaking strength. You should select strap hardware based on working load, not breaking strength. Frequently, if the load applied approaches the breaking strength, the hardware will be damaged due to mechanical deformation, even if it does not break. If sufficiently strong hardware is selected, then the stitching on the webbing becomes the next weakest link.

what webbing do you supply?

AGM supplies nylon, bulked nylon, polyester, and polypropylene webbing in a variety of sizes and colors. See our complete range of webbing products.

what color webbing is available?

There is a wide range of colors available in our most common webbing. Colors include black, olive drab, red, blue, gray, orange, yellow, green, and brown. However, it is a good idea to check availability of any given webbing color.

do you make special/custom straps?

Yes. AGM will make straps to meet your drawings or to meet our own internal drawings.

what tie down hardware do you supply?

AGM has a wide array of tie down hardware, including over-center buckles, cam buckles, ratchet buckles, d-rings, threading plates, etc. See our complete range of tie down hardware products.

AGM Container Controls, Inc.
3526 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520.881.2130
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