Afraid of settling down? Don’t worry, a lot of people are. Being committed and installing a winch to just one single spot on your flatbed trailer’s side rail isn’t for everybody. Some people want a bit more diversity, a bit more freedom in their tie down job. ...
If you’re looking for a more flexible relationship with your winch, then you need to take some time to quickly install one of our Winch Tracks to your flatbed trailer. Browse our array of Winch Track options and find one that is the most suitable for your trailer.
Each of our Winch Tracks are designed to work flawlessly with our Sliding Winches and provide a more flexible tie down job. While the winches can glide smoothly along both directions on the Tracks, they lock firmly into place when tension is applied to the Winch Strap, providing a strong and reliable hold over your valuable cargo. Engineered from heat-treated carbon steel or lightweight high-strength aluminum for long-lasting use, our "C" Channel Winch Tracks and Double "L" Winch Tracks offer optimal support for your winch tie down jobs.
In order to experience what true security really feels like, you’ll need one of our "C" Channel Winch Tracks to get the job done right. These Tracks are available with a variety of different options. The heat-treated carbon steel Tracks, which are offered in 6’ length or 12’ feet length to fit differently sized trailers, are designed for industrial strength and enhanced durability so that they’re more than ready to keep a steady grip on your load using our "C" Channel Winches. We also offer this Track in high-strength aluminum, which is more lightweight for easier handling. Whatever option you choose, you’ll know that your load is in good hands with this Winch Track.
Aluminum Double "L" Winch Track
If you want to use one of our many differently styled Double "L" Sliding Winches, you’ll first need our high-strength Aluminum Double "L" Winch Track. Very easy to install and even easier to operate, this Winch Track is designed to offer optimal strength with little effort. Designed with the user in mind, this Track works smoothly and seamlessly with our Sliding Winches to create a strong and reliable tie down method that securely holds down your valuable cargo with little effort. By installing this Winch Track to your trailer, you’ll see just how quickly your tie down method improves.
Winch Track Installation
The installation procedure of our Winch Tracks is very simple and doesn’t take too much time out of your day. Each of the Tracks has a different method of installation. By following these steps, you’ll be ready to start reliably securing your loads to your flatbed trailers in no time now that you have our Winch Tracks successfully installed.
Steel "C" Channel Winch Track Installation
For our Steel "C" Channel Winch Track, the Track must be positioned to the underside of the vehicle’s side rail. The Track must extend past the side rail from 1/4 inches to 3/8 inches. The backside of the Track must be supported. This can be accomplished by welding angle iron or shims to the cross member flanges. Angle iron may be sectioned to span every other cross member. To install, weld the Track to the side rail with 1/4" fillet welds 2 inches long every 6 inches with 1/8" minimum penetration. The Track should be welded to angle iron or shims.
Aluminum "C" Channel Winch Track Installation
For our Aluminum "C" Channel Winch Track, first you are to determine the spacing and location of cross members on the trailer. Fasteners must be placed at each cross member, maximum 24-inch centers. Then mark the location of the cross members on the Track. Two fasteners are required at each cross member for layout of holes from centerline. Drill and countersink Track. Once preparation is done, position the Track and place the spaces, as required, between the Track and the cross members so that the Track will lay flat across the cross members and side rail. Clamp or hold the Track in place. Using the holes in the Track as pilot holes, drill through the cross members and side rails as required. Finally, install cap screws, washers, and nuts then torque nuts to 40 ft.-lbs.
Aluminum Double "L" Winch Track Installation
For our Aluminum Double "L" Winch Track, the first step is to drill and countersink the Track. Determine the spacing and location of the cross members on the trailer and mark their location. A fastener must be placed at each cross member, maximum 24-inch centers. Drill and countersink the Track. After you’re done preparing the Track, it’s time to install it. To install, first position and clamp or hold the Track properly in place. Using the holes in the Track as pilot holes, drill through the cross members as required. Lastly, install the cap screws, washers, and nuts and torque the nuts to 40 ft-lbs.