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Ratchet Straps

Our locking ratchet straps here at Strapworks are designed for heavy-duty hauling and for securing big, heavy objects. The heavy duty ratchet straps consist of thick webbing and an industrial strength metal buckle. The webbing is fed through the special buckle, wrapped around the load and then fed through the buckle again. The handle of the buckle goes back and forth, tightening the strap and securing the load. Our locking ratchet straps lock in place automatically for heightened security, but can be released quickly for faster unloading. When it comes to strength, safety and superior performance for your heavy-duty strap-related needs, there is no better choice than the custom ratchet straps and tie-downs here at Strapworks. Below, you'll find information regarding or available strap options and styles. Choose the ratchet strap that fits your needs and order with us today! For lightweight jobs, check out our selection of metal cam straps.

STEP 1: Choose your Strap Style

Your Complete Guide to Using Ratchet Straps

Whether you’re looking to tie down your furniture during a big move or keep a motorcycle secure during hauling, just about everyone has a use for ratchet straps. These heavy-duty ratchet straps are ideal for keeping large items secure in a flatbed trailer, inside a van or in a moving truck, as they are made of very durable woven material with little-to-no stretch. Locking ratchet straps also feature a sturdy buckle that allows the user to adjust the strap to as long or as short as they like, creating a completely custom fit and added security while moving.

Here’s everything you need to know about purchasing and using ratchet straps.

Types of Locking Ratchet Straps

· Ratchet Only Straps. Ratchet only straps are your traditional ratchet straps; they feature your webbing and your buckle, which enables them to wrap around an item. These come in a wide selection of sizes from Strapworks, as well as your choice of materials depending on your needs. You can choose from flat nylon, heavyweight polypropylene, polyester or seatbelt styles.

· Ratchet Straps with End Hardware. If you need a ratchet strap that can attach to hooks or some other system, such as when moving cargo in a car or truck, you might want to try ratchet straps with hardware on either end. Strapworks carries these types in web sizes ranging from 1 inch to 2 inches wide, as well as your choice of materials.

· Intrepid Explorer Straps. Intrepid Explorer straps were created based on suggestions from customers on the Intrepid Explorer forum, a forum for people who enjoy exploring trails and other off-the-beaten-path places. They use the strongest webbing that Strapworks carries, as well as a 2-inch ratchet. These can hold up to 2,400 pounds.

· E-Track Ratchet Straps. These straps are also known as interior van straps, as they are often used to secure cargo inside a van or to secure pallets in a truck. They’re designed specially to prevent cargo from shifting or sliding during transit. The E-track straps from Strapworks are made with premium hardware and American-made polyester webbing, and they come in a variety of different sizes. Some E-track straps are even made to hold up to 4,400 pounds.

· Replacement End Tags. If you need a replacement end tag for your ratchet straps, Strapworks carries them in a variety of sizes and styles. You’ll find flat nylon, heavyweight polypropylene, polyester or seatbelt to fit with any of your other ratchet straps.

Heavy Duty Ratchet Strap Materials

If you’re unsure of which type of material to choose for your ratchet straps, you’ll want to think about how you’ll be using the straps. Here is a complete guide to all of the materials that Strapworks offers.

· Flat Nylon. Flat nylon straps are best for higher abrasion uses, as nylon is one of the strongest materials that Strapworks offers. However, if you’re using your straps in or around water, you won’t want to use nylon because it absorbs water, creates mildew and can even stretch when it gets wet.

· Heavyweight Polypropylene. Heavyweight polypropylene is a great choice if your straps will be outside in the sun or the elements because it is resistant to UV damage and doesn’t rot or mildew when it gets wet. Polypropylene isn’t quite as resistant to abrasion as nylon, though, so it shouldn’t be used around rough or sharp edges.

Polyester. Polyester is very similar to nylon, but it can be used both indoors and out. It is resistant to UV rays, water damage, rot and mildew, and it is also very strong and won’t break under extreme pressure.

Here at Strapworks, we carry several styles of locking ratchet straps and end hardware systems, including popular E-track straps and explorer straps. We also carry replacement hardware like tag ends, so you never have to worry about getting stranded if your strap breaks while you're on the road. Looking for an all-in-one solution that you don't need to worry about? Check out our custom ratchet straps with end hardware.

The Industry's Best Heavy-Duty Ratchet Straps

At Strapworks, we know a thing or two about securing loads. Trust us to deliver the best locking ratchet straps on the market, made from premium nylon, polypropylene and polyester webbing. For more information on a particular style of ratchet strap, including strap material and our locking ratchet strap options, click on its image from the list below. If you have any questions regarding our available heavy-duty strap equipment, don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at For custom order inquiries, please contact