There are generally two types of UTV tie-downs: cam buckle and ratchet strap. Cam buckle tie-downs are a simpler, lighter, and more affordable option that uses a buckle with a spring-loaded lever. Ratchet strap tie-downs, on the other hand, use a ratcheting mechanism to tighten the strap, making them a more secure and heavy-duty option. Both types are commonly used to secure cargo on UTVs during transport.
The term "tie-downs" is commonly used to refer to the straps, ropes, or cables used to secure cargo or equipment on a UTV. There are different types of tie-downs available, such as ratchet straps, cam straps, bungee cords, and cargo nets. Some manufacturers may use proprietary names for their tie-down systems, such as Polaris Lock & Ride or Can-Am Linq.
Yes, UTV tie downs are necessary to secure cargo and prevent it from shifting or falling off during transport. This is important for safety reasons and to prevent damage to both the UTV and the cargo being transported. Without proper tie downs, the cargo may shift during transport, causing instability or even tipping over of the UTV. It is important to use appropriate and secure tie downs for the specific type and weight of the cargo being transported.
No, a UTV tie down is not designed to help with bucking. UTV tie downs are used to secure cargo or equipment in place to prevent it from shifting or falling off while the UTV is in motion. They are not intended to be used as a means of restraint for an animal, and it is not safe or recommended to use them in this manner.