TIR cords for trailers, also known as TIR cables, are used to help secure side curtains on trailers and HGVs. TIR cables are made from a highly durable material, strong enough to withstand hard wear on trucks and trailers.
Securing curtain side vehicle buckles - can be used in conjunction with a security seal on back of vehicle
Looking for TIR cords and cable? At Nationwide Trailer Parts, our TIR cord is manufactured in accordance with the Department of Transport Regulations VE505. Available in a range of sizes, our TIR cords range also includes TIR rounded staples, tools and cable terminals to ensure you can find everything in one place.
Department of Transport Regulations VE505 - 5.6.2
Ropes comprising a textile core surrounded by six strands consisting solely of steel and completely covering the core will be allowed on condition that the ropes (without taking into account the transparent plastic sheath, if any) are not less than 3mm in diameter.
Core will be covered to 6mm with clear PVC with shore hardness 75-80.
The tractive power is > 400 kilo.
Elasticity < 2%.
Steel construction is such that end fittings can be connected according to regulations with a brass oval eyelet and nail, visible on both sides.
Please note: Using any non regulation TIR cable may invalidate an insurance claim or cover.
Shop the full TIR cords range below or get in touch with a member of the Nationwide Trailer Parts team if you can’t find what you’re looking for. For more quality trailer parts, take a look at our curtain side tensioners and curtain side buckles.