Tie Down Shelving

Tie Down Shelving is for the transport and use of delicate instruments in mobile settings, such as ships, vans, trailers, aircraft, and containers.  AGM's Tie Down Shelving meets Navy MIL-S-901D medium and lightweight shock tests for shipboard use.  Padded aluminum shelving has recessed channels which accept adjustable KevLok Tie Down Straps with quick attach/release end fittings.  The Load Rating, as it relates to the shock specification IAW MIL-S-901D, is approximately 40 lbs. per square foot.

AGM manufactures two types of Tie Down Shelving:

• Standard Tie Down Shelving
• Quick-Adjust Tie Down Shelving

Standard Tie Down Shelving consists of two or more six-inch wide aluminum extrusions in lengths up to eight feet, that are covered with rugged vinyl padding and mounted on brackets cantilevered and bolted to bulkheads.  Each extrusion contains a recessed track into which the end fitting of a tie down strap is inserted.

The following optional accessories are available for Standard Tie Down Shelving:

• Writing Surfaces
• Pull-Out Keyboard Trays
• File Trays
• Bookends
• Corner Units

Quick-Adjust Tie Down Shelving is the same as Standard Tie Down Shelving, except for the method of mounting to the bulkhead.  It mounts to the bulkhead by means of the Quick-Adjust Shelving Bracket and previously installed ISO track (also called slot and hole tracks).  Quick-Adjust Tie Down Shelving does not require tools to readjust shelving height.

Weight Calculations

Weight calculations for shelving
Weight of padded, aluminum shelf = L" x W" x .028 lbs.
Short brace and bracket = 1.04 lbs.
Long brace = 1.25 to 2.00 lbs.

CT1109 strap assembly = 0.52 lbs. each

Writing Surfaces*
18" x 72" with 2 trays = 64 lbs.
13" x 72" with 2 trays = 60 lbs.
18" x 36" with 1 tray = 33 lbs.
13" x 36" with 1 tray = 31 lbs.

*Examples of weight, listed above, are of writing surfaces and trays only and do not include the weight of the shelves or mounting braces and brackets.


Tie Down Shelving for use in trucks, vans, trailers, ships, aircraft and carts.

Now you can tie down portable equipment in trucks, vans, trailers, ships, aircraft, carts — quickly, easily and securely. Vinyl padded lightweight aluminum shelving has recessed channels for KEVLOK Tie Down Straps with quarter-turn end fittings. Straps adjust from 11" to 60".

• Positive equipment tie-down
• Easy to use
• Rugged — meets MIL-S-901D requirements for Grade A, Class I equipment
• Minimum maintenance
• Smooth, unobtrusive shelf surface
• Easily installed
• Attenuates shock up to 90%
• Usually eliminates need for instrument recalibration after transport


AGM's standard strap assembly qualifies under both lightweight and medium weight shock applications per MIL-S-901D. Where applicable, a minimum of two straps are supplied with each shelf up to 24" in length. One additional strap is supplied for each foot of shelving or increment thereof over 24" in length. Straps adjust from 11" to 60". Standard strap color is gray. Additional straps may be ordered as part number CT1109. Custom assemblies are also available.

Use this link to see our Strap Drawing (opens as a PDF).

Straps for Tie Down Shelving

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