Stake Pocket D-Ring Mounts
So many times you’ve either seen it or done it, the hook on your ratchet strap doesn’t fit through the stake pocket hole on your trailer or flatbed. So what do you do? You run your strap on the outside of the pocket or rub rail and hook it to the bottom of the stake pocket, leaving your straps out in the open. The point of the rub rail on trailers, is just what the name implies, a rub rail! So in the event that your trailer comes into contact with another object, it will rub along the smooth rail and not get snagged on the stake pocket. So why would you put your straps on the outside of said rub rail?! Well, now you don’t have to!
Another unpleasant event is when the ratchet strap is hooked to the outside of the pocket, the webbing of the strap rubs on the top edge of the steel stake pocket. While not a big deal for a stationary piece of cargo, for a wheeled object or something with a suspension, it can move round a bit while traveling down the road. Every time it moves, that nylon strap webbing is rubbing back and forth on that steel edge, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a strap failure.
Even for those using chains more often than straps, what would you rather feed and pull chain through, a vertically placed, sharp edged rectangular pocket or a hinged ring, that is at or above the trailer deck surface? The answer’s pretty clear!
Being that they’re retained with a hitch pin, means that they can be moved about to different stake pockets as the cargo changes sizes and shapes, instead of being welded in a fixed location(that never seems to be, where it needs to be!)
While there are many different styles out there, this is our twist on the stake pocket d-ring mounts! Sure, there’s inferior versions of these available out there, with thinner materials and booger welds, but we set out to build the highest quality d-ring mounts available. Because let’s face it, you spend your hard earned money on your toys and equipment, so why cheap out on the strap mount that’s either welded overseas or in a plant with very poor quality control?!
These are made from USA-made 1/4” formed steel with forged d-rings. All the plates are cnc plasma cut and formed to a specific size that has fit every single stake pocket we’ve tried them in. The hole clearance from the bottom of the top plate to the top of the top hole is 3.25” and 4.375” to the top of the bottom hole, allowing them to fit both 3” and 4” tall stake pockets. Need a custom size? We’d be glad to make you a custom sized set! (Depending on sizing, pricing may vary.)
Ring sizes are offered in 3 sizes as follows:
The 1/2” rings that are used have a 4,000lb working load limit and a 12,000lb minimum break strength.
The 5/8” rings that are used have a 6,000lb working load limit and an 18,000lb minimum break strength.
The 3/4” rings that are used have a 9,000lb working load limit and a 26,500 minimum break strength.
For those that only have 3” deep stake pockets, we also have a shorty version, that only has one pin hole, that is 3.25” below the top plate. They offer the same features, in a shorter package, that also store in less space when not in use..
An anti-theft option for them has also been asked for, so now all stake pockets from here on out(June 2020), will have a hole on the bottom edge to accept a Masterlock. While we feel the lock isn’t the end all, be all for theft, as cordless grinders are readily available nowadays, it’s simply more of a deterrent than anything. Whether you choose to utilize the hole or not, is totally up to you, but we’d rather see the option be available for you(The locks pictured are a $15/pair from Lowe’s, cheap insurance)
These all come with a 1/2"” hitch pin(and hairpin clip) to retain the mount in the stake pocket.
These have been proof tested as well. The 1/2” ring version withstood a 15,000lb pull test, at which the actual test fixture failed first. The 5/8” ring version withstood 17,580lbs before the second test rig failed And a second test withstood 18,500lbs, before the pocket hole tore out(which is believed to be from the test fixture shifting and causing the load to become imbalanced)
*****It’s up to you the consumer to do your homework and choose the proper ring size for the load you are restraining and your local/state/federal DOT guidelines!!*****
***SOLD AS PAIRS—-QUANTITY OF 1 EQUALS 2 MOUNTS***
Effective 3/12/2020, all tie downs will no longer be painted, but will now be powder coated in-house.
All powder coated orders are bubble wrapped to protect the coating and raw steel rings are shrink wrapped together. Boxes are taped around all 6 sides. Some scratches may be present upon delivery, as USPS is sometimes known to handle with the least amount of care.
***Bulk/dealer discounts available, email for details***
***These are made to order, so please allow 7-10 business days for assembly***