AIR OPERATED LOAD RESTRAINT

ExTe auto load binders operate from the truck’s air system, making the task of load restraint simpler and safer.

 

Air pressure does all the hard work, quickly tensioning cargo straps once activated, then actively applying post-tensioning force to the load whilst in transit.

No more straining on load binder bars or ratchet handles. No more stopping to re-tension straps a few kilometres down the road.

HIGHWAY & METRO

Today, ExTe TU auto-tensioners are used Australia-wide on a range of vehicles – from B-double combinations carting hay bales, timber panels and bricks across states through to rigid trucks loaded with building products, pipes, poles or timber trusses and frames making a dozen or more deliveries per day in a city setting.

Air operated load restraint takes some of the repetitive strain and hard work out of securing various different types of cargo, whilst also saving time on-site for the driver and increasing efficiency for the transport operator. Automatic tensioning takes the worry and guess-work out of hauling goods that can settle or shift.

From the first delivery to the last, consistent lashing tension is possible at the turn of an air tap regardless of the physical size or strength of the operator – every kilometre of every trip.

Low profile fixed and also sliding under-floor mounting brackets are available, with axle types to suit 50mm and 75mm webbing straps.

FOREST LOG HAULAGE

Being a natural and widely variable product, bundles of harvested timber in log form can be subject to movement and settling in the pack during transport from the forest to mill yard or port.

The original ExTe air operated tensioner called “Luftman” was designed for this purpose some decades ago (before being adapted to other transport needs) and the latest version TU auto-tensioner today works on the same concept.

In many forest regions of Australia air operated load restraint is considered mandatory equipment for log haulage vehicles. We are also proud to be part of ongoing Australian trials for further advancement of log haulage load restraint and the recent introduction of TU auto-tensioners across New Zealand.

TU tensioners can be fitted to the truck or trailer frame or under the log bolster using supplied mounting brackets, with axle types to suit either webbing straps or 6mm chain.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Transporting goods that need a certain amount of pre-tension force for secure transport whilst also avoiding damage from over-tightening?

Working on a highly customised vehicle or trailer design?

ExTe TU auto-tensioners can be set to provide a fixed amount of tensioning force at the turn of an air tap – both at the time of loading and also for the duration of the trip – simply by adjusting the air supply pressure.

There are options for customised mounting brackets and even fully remote operation in cases where the tensioner needs to be mounted in a low clearance or hard to reach area.

Contact us to discuss the range of customised solutions available.

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“The labour saving is huge. We usually use five ton straps and ratchets, and we do them up by hand. The issue with those is that they can become loose. With the new ExTe system the straps stay tensioned through the entire trip.

From a health and safety point of view it also means that drivers aren’t having to strain their backs. Now we are saving at least five minutes every trip.”

Short distance port transfer route doing an average 18 loads in a 24-hour cycle – the time saving advantages have resulted in up to two additional loads a day.

Dion Mytton

Mytton Transport, Nelson NZ

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