1.5″ UTV Through the Wheel Tie-Down
This 1.5″ x 10′ Through the Wheel Tie-Down is a great way to lock the wheels of your UTV down to the trailer. They hold the tire down tight to the trailer, and can be used on almost any size tire. Rated at 1,300 lb Safe Working Load (SWL) and a 4,000 lb Maximum Rated Capacity (MRC), these 1.5″ tie-downs are built with the highest quality. Each premium ratchet mechanism features our signature, wide handle, comfort grip and protective end caps on the barrels to protect your rig. These are the last tie-downs that you’ll ever need!
WHY USE THROUGH THE WHEEL TIE DOWNS?
Regular tie-downs that connect to the frame or bumper are not always the ideal way to secure your vehicle. As you travel down the road, the vehicle will still float up and down on the suspension. This can cause any tie-downs attached to the frame to loosen and tighten as the vehicle moves. The best solution to avoid this is to attach directly to the tires (which have almost no movement, since they are grounded to the trailer). Through-the-Wheel Tie-Downs run through the wheel & tire, keeping the vehicle secure and grounded to the trailer for the duration of your journey. While still allowing the vehicle to naturally float on its suspension.
HOW IT WORKS
Take the strap end of the tie-down and run it through the wheel, then feed it through the D-Ring, and then back into the ratchet barrel. Pull tight and ratchet the tire down tight to your trailer. The tie-down creates a loop that tightens against the wheel, and can fit pretty much any size tire. Since you’re only running the strap webbing through the wheel, it can work with almost any style of spokes (unlike a metal hook which may not fit, or can scratch your wheel).