After collaboration with the Salmon Buckets & Attachments team, we identified challenges with their current strapping system, used to secure and safely ship their products internationally. Our shared commitment to quality and safety drove us to find a solution that would address these issues head-on.

The steel strapping system Salmon Buckets was using posed significant concerns. Not only was it compromising the safety of their workers during the strapping process, but it was also causing damage to their valuable excavator attachments.

Recognising the importance of finding a safer, more efficient solution, we worked closely with Salmon Buckets to recommend alternative strapping options. Our goal was to provide a solution that would not only enhance safety but also streamline their securing process and ensure better protection for their products during transit.

Through our collaboration, we are proud to say that we have identified an enhanced strapping solution that meets Salmon Buckets’ needs and exceeds their expectations. By making the switch to our alternative strapping options, Salmon Buckets can now rest assured that their products will arrive at their destination in pristine condition, without compromising on safety or efficiency.

Identifying the Issue

After reviewing the company’s strapping system, it was found that the use of steel strapping and their associated tools presented several challenges.

In addition to compromising safety, the steel system was also damaging and marking the goods during transportation, causing scratch marks and paint removal from the excavator attachments. The steel strapping was also rusting causing further damage. This was causing product quality and financial impacts.

Safety was also highlighted as a risk due to the workers involved in the steel strapping process. Improper handling of steel strapping poses a substantial risk and raised significant concern for the company’s operations.

Finally, operational efficiency was also impacted as the steel strapping system caused delays in the securing process due to the need for two separate tools. One tool was utilised for tensioning the strapping, while another was required to crimp the seal onto the strapping. This necessitated a tool switch midway through the securing process, resulting in a time-consuming and inefficient procedure. Implementing an enhanced strapping solution would significantly improve the efficiency and timeliness of the process.

Therefore, we recommended that the company consider alternative strapping options that are safer, more efficient, and provide superior protection for their products during transit.

The proposed solution – “X-Pak Strapping” 

We proposed implementation of our 25mm X-Pak Strapping system which uses galvanized buckles and one tool to both tension and cut the strapping – no crimper required.

Load details:

  • Materials to secure: Excavator Buckets
  • Gross weight: From 20kg up to -6.5 ton
  • Mode of transport: Truck

The Process

When transporting or storing excavator buckets, it’s important to secure them safely to a pallet to prevent damage or accidents. To do this, we used 25mm composite strapping and galvanized buckles.

The X-Pak composite strapping system has a capacity of 1414kg allowing it to accommodate heavy loads. To ensure thorough security, we secured the buckets on the pallet from both directions.

To secure one pallet of excavator buckets, we used approximately 8-10 meters of X-Pak strapping and 2 buckles. It takes one worker about 4 minutes to complete the whole process without any preparation time required.

By using this simple and efficient method Salmon Buckets are able to transport and store their buckets safely and with ease.

  • Quantity X-Pak Strapping used to secure one pallet: 8 to 10 metres.
  • Quantity buckles used: 2 buckles.
Time and Manpower UsedConsumables Used

– 1 worker

– No prep time required

– Total Time spent: 4 minutes

– 8 to 10 meters of 25mm composite X-pak strapping
(system strength 1,414kg), 2 x 25mm galvanised buckles.

-To tension and cut the strapping, one standard tensioner was used.

Steel vs Composite Strapping for Salmon Buckets

Previous MethodX-Pak Method

– Prep work – PPE

– Risk of harm to operators

– Three tools used

-Straps were coming off during transport

-Products were marked from the straps

– No PPE required

– Stronger than steel straps

– Safer (no cuts to operators)

– Cheaper than steel strapping

– One tool used

-Less wastage than steel strapping

-No marks to the buckets

Major benefits 

  • Safe to use: no risk of cuts to hands from steel strapping.
  • Reduced damage to products: Doesn’t mark or scratch products.
  • Time: Quick to install, resulting in time and cost efficiency.
  • Cost-Effective: Cheaper than the steel system previously used.
  • Weather resistant: Won’t rust or deteriorate with weather exposure.
  • Strength: Significantly stronger than steel strapping, X-Pak Strapping can be tensioned more than steel strap due to its strong and flexible material.

Salmon Buckets Testimonial

Salmon Buckets were impressed with the safety and cost-effectiveness of the proposed X-Pak strapping solution. They were happy that the product didn’t leave marks on their products, significantly reducing their expenses for damaged goods.

Strength and security of their products during transportation was of key concern. After using the X-Pak strapping they were pleased to report that it had exceeded their expectations. The strapping provided a secure hold that kept their products firmly in place, preventing any damage or risk to safety during transit.

Through our collaboration, we are proud to say that we have identified an enhanced strapping solution that meets Salmon Buckets’ needs and exceeds their expectations. By making the switch to our alternative strapping solution, Salmon Buckets can now rest assured that their products will arrive at their destination in pristine condition, without compromising on safety or efficiency.

“Easy and simple to use – our products don’t get marks and our operators are safe when using X-Pak Strapping.” – Travis

Find Your Solution With X-Pak

At X-Pak Global, we are committed to our partnerships and to providing innovative solutions that drive success. We look forward to continuing to support Salmon Buckets in their mission to deliver exceptional products to their customers.

For more information about our solutions, including our composite strapping, call us on 1300 551 281.

We would be happy to attend your site for free to give you advice and training on how to best secure and ship your items safely and efficiently.