Whether you need to transport equipment, furniture or machinery, it is imperative that you secure heavy objects in place to avoid potentially harmful accidents from occurring. In this blog, we talk about some of the equipment and accessories available from Life-Gear.com that can be used to safely secure heavy objects. 

Before selecting the right equipment to secure your load you need to establish the following:

  • How much does your load weigh? This is important because you need to choose an appropriate tie-down method that can withstand the pressure of the object you wish to transport.
  • How will the weight be distributed? Will the object be stood up or laid down? This can help you to determine how many tie downs you need to keep the item secure.
  • Is there suitable friction between the object and the vehicle? If the object is likely to move around a lot because a) it’s on wheels, or b) because the base of the object and the vehicle surface are both slippery, then you need to ensure appropriate friction devices are used.
  • Choose the right tie downs. Having established the weight of your load and how many tie downs you’ll need, you can purchase the right number and style of tie downs. Take a look at some of the options available on Life-Gear.com below:

Ratchet Lashings

Ratchet lashings, like this Premium 5 Tonne Ratchet Lashing Strap (with claw hook) are excellent for securing down a variety of objects and they’re incredibly easy to use. You can buy them individually, or in packs of 10, 30 or 50!

Individual Ratchet Lashing >     10 Ratchet Lashings >     30 Ratchet Lashings >     50 Ratchet Lashings >

Take a look at our instructional Ratchet Lashings video here, using these lashings couldn’t be easier:


Ratchet load binders

If ratchet lashings aren’t suitable to secure your load, then perhaps you should consider a ratchet load binding kit like the one you see here. These kits are often used for transporting heavy-duty equipment such as diggers and they’re just as easy to use as ratchet lashings.

The load is secured using the chains, and the user can adjust the tension in the chain using the ratchet mechanism to ensure that the that the object being transported doesn’t move.

At Life-Gear.com we offer a range of ratchet load binding kits and accessories including:

But you can view the full range of Ratchet Load Binders here:

Load Binder Kits/Load Binders >

Polypropylene Rope

Polypropylene rope isn’t great for tying down overly large or heavy loads, but it is ideal for tying down smaller, lighter objects. This rope is economical, reliable and weather resistant, making it perfect for a number of tying down jobs.

We supply polypropylene rope in a variety of lengths and diameters, you can view all the polypropylene rope we offer here:

Polypropylene Rope Range >

Hopefully, this can help you move your loads from A to B without any accidents, however, if you have any questions you can contact us, our customer service team are happy to assist you in any way they can.