MADERA, CA – U.S. Rack is releasing a new ladder rack that allows ladders and other cargo to be safely carried without ropes, bungee cords or additional straps. Like some other side-mounted ladder racks, the Sidewinder is a two section rack that has expandable horizontal arms that will carry cargo up to 30 inches wide and 250 lbs. This rack, however, has an integrated ratchet strap mounted to each vertical leg. When loaded, the cargo can be strapped into place in seconds. Simply draw the strap from the spool, toss the end of the strap over the cargo, place the hook into the sliding ring on the strap, and wind the strap tight with the ratchet. When the cargo is removed the strap can be drawn back into the stored position just as quickly.
Each section of the rack has a heavy duty receiver that stays mounted to the side of the bed while the main part of the rack can be removed within a minute when not in use. The Sidewinder also has tie-down loops for use if needed with supplemental ropes or straps for odd shaped cargo. This steel rack has a tough powder-coated black finish and threaded hardware is stainless steel.
“Using our Sidewinder Ratchet Rack without extraneous ropes, bungee cords or straps saves truck owners’ time when securing ladders and other cargo. Besides convenience, knowing that the cargo is very secure brings great peace of mind”, said Chris Green, CEO of U.S. Rack. “Employers will particularly appreciate reducing their risks of highway liability”.
The Sidewinder is very affordable, and is warranted for a period of one year against all structural defects in materials and workmanship when installed properly
U.S. RACK, INC., MANUFACTURER OF QUALITY TRUCK RACKS
U.S. Rack manufactures the largest variety of distinct pickup truck rack designs anywhere and leads the market with quality, innovative, multi-functional pickup racks that install quickly with NO DRILLING.
U.S. Rack began, as so many businesses have, in a garage in the Silicon Valley. After taking a large welded rack off his pickup, Chris Green had two problems: (1) a sore back and (2) no place to store the bulky rack. He exclaimed to his wife, Stephanie, “There ought to be a rack that clamps onto a truck and stores easily when you don’t need it.” Out of that insight grew the U.S. Rack business.
Determined to make sure that his designs were sturdy and safe, Chris initially worked with a university engineering department and later with an independent engineering lab to load-test components and products. In 2000, he set up a small shop to manufacture the first production racks and in 2003 built the larger Madera, CA manufacturing plant.
U.S. Rack is still a small business, now located in Southern California and part of the T-REX Truck Product family, manufacturing the largest variety of distinct pickup truck rack designs anywhere and leads the market with AMERICAN MADE quality, innovative, multi-functional pickup racks that install quickly with NO DRILLING.