Barry Armour

Side opening ratchet

Side opening ratchet - Barry Armour

The Armour Side-Loading Tie Down Ratchet has a hinged side which opens, allowing you to simply loop the strap into the mechanism wherever on its length suits you, then swing the side closed, and ratchet away. Attaching straps now takes half the time – a very big-deal in the time-critical transport industry, and a huge improvement to a global product.

Armour says “You can probably blame my father-in-law” who would borrow Barry’s ratchet tie-downs but couldn't be bothered unthreading them, returning them tangled up in the back of the ute. Frustrated, it didn't take Barry long to sketch out the solution.


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