Foundry hooks/J-Hooks

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  1. Phoenix Heavy Haul

    Phoenix Heavy Haul Medium Load Member

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    IMG_0456.jpeg IMG_0458.jpeg To answer the OP question regarding foundry hooks here’s what I did.
    I bought grade 100 foundry hooks and took them to Ashely Sling in Charlotte NC and had them put them on 5’ lengths of grade 100 1/2 chain.
    I also had them make me the same with grab hooks.
    I have 6 of each and an assortment of long 1/2 & 3/8
    Find somewhere near you that builds rigging for overhead lifting and they can get you right. Yes it will be expensive but definitely worth it.
    Here is where I bought my foundry hooks and several other chains etc.
    TulsaChain.com
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2023
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  3. Oxbow

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    I've looked at their stuff a number of times when I was in the market for another piece of equipment. Good outfit by the looks of it!
     
  4. Oxbow

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    I'm not arguing as I have grade 100 chains. But if a Grade 80 grab hook matches the WLL of a Grade 100 chain, why do you need grade 100 grab hooks? I suspect foundry hooks need to be grade 100 to match the 15,000 lb. WLL of grade 100 1/2" chain.
     
  5. Oxbow

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    I have the same. We are fortunate to have one of these stores within 25 miles. Home - Boise Rigging Supply
     
  6. Cat sdp

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    How hard is it to attach the foundry hook to the chain…?
     
  7. Oxbow

    Oxbow Road Train Member

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    Just a couple of roll pins.
     
  8. Cat sdp

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    I’m a securement big spender…..

    I bought 5-6 etrack D rings and 4-1 inch ratchet straps for the bike trailer….:)
     
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  9. Phoenix Heavy Haul

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    I definitely agree..if you can spend less and get the same WLL then absolutely it makes sense.
     
  10. FerrissWheel

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    I forget, but we modify a lot of 1/2-5/8 binders with a slip hook directly on the end for that sort of stuff, usually carry at least 4. And there's two ways you can go about it, think we put 5/8ths hooks direct on binder

    But the other way we have done it is get a hook with an eye and use heavy duty twin link to attach to binder.
     
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  11. Jubal Early Times

    Jubal Early Times Road Train Member

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    I use foundry hooks on a couple 4’ tail chains. Grade 80 on grade 70 chain. Had no issues. They are a little speedy but very handy. I also have 4 binders with slip hooks on one end. Also spendy and handy.

    As far as a cheap alternative, I haven’t found one. And as far as grade 80/100 chain. It’s useless unless you are using grade 80/100 binders. My foundry hooks I got on a deal because some guy ordered them and didn’t realize how big they were.
    So the rigging store gave me a discount to take them.
     
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