Flatbed Tie Down Bars
Winch bars are an essential tool for the trucking and transportation industry. Not only do they give you the leverage you need to secure your tie down straps, they make releasing them quick and easy too!
Winch Bar Design
How do they work? Flatbed strap bars are a long metal bar with a narrowed mushroom tip. This tip is inserted into the winch's end cap and used to add the right amount of tension to the strap.
Combination bars have an added feature that allows them to release lever chain binders as well.
Types of Trailer Strap Bars
Depending on your setup, you can choose from several different options.
Standard Tie Down Bars
Combination Winch Bars
Combination winch bars come with a large hollow end opposite the mushroom tip. This slides over and releases ratchet / lever binders.
If you are looking for added safety, choose a square head combination bar (available in painted or chrome finishes). The square head options have a slight pivot point to reduce force in case of a recoil. Since lever binders can generate a large kickback when released, this can help protect you or your staff.
Ergo Strap Bars
Choose ergonomic tie down bars to decrease strain. The Ergo 360 winch bars can rotate 360 degrees, which means you won't have to contort into uncomfortably low positions to use it!
The innovative bend in the bar allows for maximum leverage as well.
Flatbed Bar Accessories
Make the most of your tie down system with these handy accessories.
Winch Strap Winder
The winch strap winder is perfect for securing excess winch strap.
Ratcheting Winch Cap
Create a ratcheting winch from a weld-on, bolt-on, or slide-on winch with the OverDrive ratcheting cap.
Call to speak with one of our product experts about your winch bar options - they can even provide a quote if you are looking to buy in bulk.
Looking for chain for tie down applications? Check out our transport chain and binders page.