E-track is commonly sold in 2', 5’, 8' and 10’ sections and is offered in painted or galvanized finish. Horizontal E-Track is most commonly sold but Vertical E-Track is also available. Use E-track for trailers, cargo vans, moving vans, enclosed semi-trailers, and other logistic applications. Various cargo and equipment can be tied down using E-track to constrain the cargo in horizontal, vertical, lateral and radial directions. E-track rails are typically made from high strength 12 GA steel and may be attached with screws, rivets or by welding. Welding of galvanized Etrack should be done in a well-ventilated area as welding fumes may be toxic.
What’s the difference between horizontal and vertical E-Track rails?
Horizontal e-track has slots that run perpendicular (at 90-degree angles) to the sides of the e track rail. These slots are spaced tightly together at approximate 2" intervals. Horizontal e-track can be mounted on the floor or bed of a trailer as well as on the walls of enclosed trailers and cargo vans. The slots in horizontal e-track rails provide numerous tie-down points for cars, ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and cargo on pallets. When mounted on the floor of a trailer horizontal e track rails provide numerous anchor points for axle straps, d-rings, and rope tie-off points. Horizontal etrack rails installed on the walls of a trailer give you anchor points for cargo nets and rope tie-offs to secure equipment, spare tires or to hold objects flat against the side of a trailer wall.
Vertical e-track rails have anchor points that run parallel with the e-track rail. An E-Track Vertical Strip is commonly used in van trailers to provide numerous tie-down points accommodating cargo of various sizes and heights and provides the support system for shoring beams (or "decking beams") to create a second level for cargo. Compared to horizontal e-track, it has a narrower profile and permits d-rings to be mounted perpendicular to the floor There are no "rules" for deciding between installing vertical etrack or horizontal etrack in a trailer. Consideration for the type of cargo you intend to transport and the type of trailer you have (are there wheel wells or cabinets in the way?) are some primary factors to help you decide.
US Cargo Control carries a full line of E Track, E Track Tie Downs, as well as many E Track Tie Down accessory options to build a complete E Track system. We carry a wide range of E track Straps, E Track rope tie-offs, spring E-fittings, shoring beams, and more.
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