Two Common Types of D Rings

D rings, shaped like a letter D, are a type of hardware for a variety of uses. They are available in many different styles, colors, sizes and either plastic or metal. 

Lowy has many different types of D Rings, including metal D rings for heavy duty applications and plastic D rings for light duty applications.

Metal D rings are usually used in securing cargo and vehicles for storage or transport. A common use for metal D rings, including weld on D rings is for trailers as tie down anchors. Metal D ring parts and accessories can help you customize your trailer configuration with load specific trailer tie down anchors. Choosing the right trailer D rings for your application depends on the functions that your trailer required – recessed truck tie down rings won’t get in the way of rolling cargo on and off your trailer, rotating anchor rings let you work from multiple angles to fit a variety of cargo, and surface mount D hooks are great for lightweight cargo and vehicles – easy access to the folding D ring make quick work of loading and unloading your trailer. 

For light-load applications such as clothing, backpacks and luggage, D-rings are mostly made of plastics such as nylon may be used, as they weigh less and are impervious to rusting. They can be sewn to almost anything including backpacks and clothing.

When it comes to the use of plastic D rings, dog collars, double D-ring belts, and utility straps are at the top of the list. On the utility strap, D-rings are attached to the end to use as an anchor strap.  Dog collars have the D-ring of course, so you can attach the leash to it with ease. Two D-rings are sewn onto the end of the webbing or strap to make a cool looking belt, but can also double as a utility strap.

Metal D rings are usually used in securing cargo and vehicles for storage or transport. A common use for metal D rings, including weld on D rings is for trailers as tie down anchors. Metal D ring parts and accessories can help you…

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