Extra Winchs?

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Jamie's Comment
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Is there anywhere I can buy extra winchs? Since Schneider flatbed is small in my area, they dont stock a lot of extra stuff besides straps. But I need more winchs to help secure certain loads.

Turtle's Comment
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Most major truck stops have them, but they're cheaper on the internet if you can wait. I don't remember if home depot or Lowes has them

andhe78's Comment
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You looking for the winches that go on the trailer?

How about just using some portables instead. I carry several for those loads that need more straps than there are winches.

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Old School's Comment
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I would just get some portable (hand crank) winches. You can find them for 4" straps on the internet or I've also seen them at farm supply stores like Tractor Supply. Most building material stores like Lowes or Home Depot will have them also.

Jamie's Comment
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I would just get some portable (hand crank) winches. You can find them for 4" straps on the internet or I've also seen them at farm supply stores like Tractor Supply. Most building material stores like Lowes or Home Depot will have them also.

The problem is, the side rail on the trailer is a light weight one and says not to use light weight ones. So not entirely sure, I'll have to double check but 99% sure it said that. Currently the straps hook up under the trailer on a bar type thing down there.

Jamie's Comment
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I meant portable, currently at home so I'll have to check tomorrow to make sure.

Turtle's Comment
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The problem is, the side rail on the trailer is a light weight one and says not to use light weight ones.

The portable ratchets have the same hook as a strap, so that shouldn't make a difference. You should be able to hook to the same place. The portable hooks are attached to about 16" of strap, giving you enough reach.

Jamie's Comment
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The problem is, the side rail on the trailer is a light weight one and says not to use light weight ones.

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The portable ratchets have the same hook as a strap, so that shouldn't make a difference. You should be able to hook to the same place. The portable hooks are attached to about 16" of strap, giving you enough reach.

Anyway you can provide a name to one or maybe a link? That'll be helpful, since I have enough straps as is, but when I have a lot of stuff loaded I cant secure things like I want to prevent them from sliding at times.

Jamie's Comment
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Oh I found it now, that should do the trick for sure. Since I generally only need them to secure loads that need extra straps.

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