Binders and chains help me with sizes and which to use with which.

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  1. Jcc garcia trucking

    Jcc garcia trucking Bobtail Member

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    I have a rookie question I’m new to the binders deal with chains can I use a binder of 3/8-1/2 with a 70 grade chains of 5/16 can anyone help me on this
     
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  3. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

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    You would need 5/16 - 3/8. I have a few 3/8-1/2 and they are to big for 5/16 and you would be taking a huge risk. Safest thing to do is get proper binders.
     
  4. Jcc garcia trucking

    Jcc garcia trucking Bobtail Member

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  5. Jcc garcia trucking

    Jcc garcia trucking Bobtail Member

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    So what size binders do I get Nd chains do I get as well cuz I’m going tomorrow to go get them
     
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  6. RustyRod

    RustyRod Bobtail Member

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    It all depends on what you are going to be doing, how often and a few other things. I have 12 3/8 chains 6600 wll and 12 5/16 - 3/8 binders 7100 wll.
     
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  7. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    You need 5/16-3/8 binders (normally rated 5400lb)
    3/8-1/2 binders are overkill for any flatbed or stepdeck as 90percent of the tiedown points will be rated at less than 5500lbs
    If you will be pulling a lowbed then 5/16 chain should stay in your headache rack unless it is used to tie down a loose auxiliary piece of less than 5000lbs and a 2 inch ratchet strap will do as well.
     
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  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Not so much on binders ( the screw type are the best) an old timer told me, "if you line up all the links in the chain ( no kinks) it will never get slack", I tried it, and it works.
     
  9. Jcc garcia trucking

    Jcc garcia trucking Bobtail Member

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    I’m sorry for not been more detail on my post my setup is a f250 on a 28ft Gooseneck
     
  10. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    You have an F-250 and a 28 foot gooseneck to move freight, or are you putting an F-250 on a gooseneck trailer to move it?
     
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  11. Jcc garcia trucking

    Jcc garcia trucking Bobtail Member

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    I’m putting it to work the truck Nd trailer
     
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