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Cargo Nets and Their Uses

Originally, cargo nets are used for moving cargos to and from ships. They are also commonly used by trucks, trailers, and cargo carriers to keep their loads secured. But nowadays, cargo nets can be used in a lot of ways. It can be used for lifting, retrieving, or securing loads. Aside from this, there are even more amazing and fascinating uses of cargo nets. This only proves that cargo nets can be fun, all you need is a little imagination.

Common Uses of Cargo Nets


Uses of Cargo Nets in Zoos

One of the most popular National Parks in Japan used cargo nets in covering their play area. Other parks around the U.S. are making the same thing. One great example would be the Oakland Zoo where they install cargo nets to prevent the birds from obtaining different types of illnesses.

However, the most spectacular is the cargo nets that are used in Philadelphia Zoo. The “lion run” is covered with cargo nets so lions can just walk right above the visitors. On the other hand, Pandas are also having a great time while climbing the cargo net.

In Lexington Zoo, visitors can experience “Zip the Zoo” wherein they will be using a netted tunnel in crossing different areas in the zoo.

Uses of Cargo Nets at Home

One of the amazing benefits of cargo nets is that they are great for the outdoors. Here are three ideas that you can get started with. Cargo nets can be used for creating a backyard fort for your kids. You can either make a frame for it or you can simply sling it over a tree. If you are using a thick mesh, then it can be used as a shady shelter. If your cargo net is durable and well secured, then you can create a fort where you can climb on it.

Cargo nets can also be used as a climbing wall. If they are sturdy enough, then they can support lots of weight. Just secure it on the wall of your house or garage and you can have fun with climbing the wall! Create a swingy bridge with your cargo nets.

Uses of Cargo Nets at Home

Keep in mind that this is a bit complicated to construct. The most important thing is to have a solid frame where you can hang your cargo net. Once done, you can have a sturdy, swingy backyard bridge where you can have a lot of fun.

Swinging in the hammock can be relaxing while reading a book or sipping a beer. Just make sure to use heavy-duty cargo nets which can support a lot of weight. All you have to do is place them between two trees and you’ll have a very strong hammock that can accommodate the whole family!

Do you have a family member who is a sleepwalker? Sleepwalking is mysterious yet frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be if you have a high-quality cargo net. Simply put a cargo net above them while they are sleeping. But first, you have to ask for their permission and make sure that they do not feel uncomfortable with it.

How to Choose Cargo Nets

When choosing cargo nets, you have to determine its application then choose the best material that is suitable for that particular application. Different types of material are available, but the most common ones are smooth webbing and rope twine.

Web cargo nets are mostly preferred since they are compact, lightweight, and very flexible. They are also available in different sizes, from 4’ x 4’ to 20’ x 20’. With these sizes, these cargo nets can function properly when used for lifting purposes. Square nets are more effective at capturing loads. Rectangular nets may not work properly when capturing loads. To guarantee that you have the correct size of your net, you must check the dimension of your load first.

Cargo nets that are available at LCR Services are made of high quality. We also offer customized sizes to make sure that it is not too big nor too small. The staff at LCR Services can handle any type of High Volume Cut & Sew project. For your inquiries, you can call us at 602-200-4277 or send us an email at