The 16 ft. Chrome Ratchet Tie-Down features a durable 1.25 in. webbing to absorb shock and to resist cut, rot and abrasion. It is constructed with a steel ratchet buckle, handles and chrome plated double J-hooks. Operation is simple and straightforward. The ratchet buckle is designed with a rotating gear and lever mechanism latch to tighten and secure your load. To engage, thread the webbing through the center slot of the rotating spool, then pull through to desired tension leaving a bit of slack and lastly, ratchet by raising and lowering the handle. The webbing then locks into place to secure your cargo.