Introducing the new Straitline Tensioner
Posted: 30-Sep-2020 |


The Straitline R&D team have been researching tensioner designs for the last few years, but the design effort for the Straitline Tensioner started in early 2019. We wanted an easy to use, tough tensioner and after nearly two years of development and testing, we’re finally ready to launch!

Testing has included: Testing the cog and trigger mechanism to over 1 million rotations. On-road testing of an early prototype since August 2019. On-road testing of multiple production samples since March 2020. Testing a production sample under load with all PTFE bushings removed (it still worked!). The prototype and all samples are still in current use.

Our easy-open design minimises the force needed to release curtain tension. The handle can be locked in the release position, leaving both hands free to open your side curtain. Tough milled aluminium body and steel handle. The kink handle leaves plenty of clearance for your hand while opening or closing. Fits NZ standard 3 bolt mounting points. New Zealand registered design by Straitline™ Canvas. Also called curtain ratchets.

Key Features of the Straitline tensioner are that it has 3 bolt or 4 bolt variants available. Its easy-open design minimises force needed to release curtain tension. The handle can be locked in the open position, leaving both hands free to open your side curtain. It has a tough milled aluminium body and steel handle. Its kink handle leaves plenty of clearance for your hand while opening or closing.

The Straitline Tensioner fits NZ standard 3 bolt or 4 bolt mounting points and has been designed by Straitline Canvas using customer feedback from truckies and body builders
across New Zealand – as well as our own curtain repair team.

New Zealand registered design (3 bolt design no. 427166, 4 bolt design no. 427767)
Available in stock for same-day dispatch via NZ Couriers

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