Foundry hooks/J-Hooks

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  1. Oxbow

    Oxbow Road Train Member

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    I actually haven't paid attention to the Grade of our binders, but they are Crosby/Lebus and the WLL matches or exceeds the chain.
     
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  3. Jubal Early Times

    Jubal Early Times Road Train Member

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    That’s my point. If they don’t meet or exceed the wll of the chain then a higher grade chain is useless. I don’t see how using grade 80 is “cheaping” out. Grade 70 will do the job, you just may have to throw more chain. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And one could make an argument that it’s better than throwing fewer higher grade chain.
     
  4. Oxbow

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    That's true. On lighter loads like our 320, D6T, or 950K the grade 100's get us well over the threshold just using 4 main tie down chains and then 3/8 for the attachments or whatever sure seems to save time.

    The one thing that I have noticed about grade 100 though is that we have never stretched a link on them. My grade 70s eventually all start to stretch, so from a cost perspective it may be less expensive to go with 80s/100s as they need not be replaced as often.
     
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  5. Jubal Early Times

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    I agree with the stretch, but the flip side of that is the grade 100 are more brittle and will snap. Albeit it takes a lot more to do that. I’m not trying to argue one versus the other. Grade 100 definitely has some pros
     
  6. FerrissWheel

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    Think my main argument as a pro for the high grade chain. Is if you get a machine that just doesn't have a lot of tie-down points it'd be a lot better to have the higher grade chain in that situation
     
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  7. Jubal Early Times

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    But to counter that. What’s the rating of the lash ring or side rail of the trailer? I honestly have not idea what the rating is for a side rail. A 1” lash ring has a WLL of 15,5. Which a grade 100 1/2 is good for 15,000. So that should be fine. Depending on the welder too. But it would be pointless to use grade 120. Even G70 5/8 is 15,800.
     
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  8. Oxbow

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    I ain’t packing 5/8.

    You've seen me. I'm an oooolld man!
     
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  9. Jubal Early Times

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    Haha. Yeah I ain’t either. Maybe I will upgrade to G100 and drop down to 3/8. Everyone will say I’m an idiot chaining a 340 cat with 3/8.
     
  10. Oxbow

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    He'll just use 5/16. You'll end up tying to mirror brackets, grab rails, and anything else handy just to get your WLL!
     
  11. Rontonio

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    I went to 4 long chains that are grade 120 3/8” that are like a 1/3 pod the weight of grade 70 1/2” but have the 11,200 WLL - as an older guy with 2 bad shoulders - I think it was definitely the right move,

    gonna build some 6’ ones next with grade 100 slip hooks - as I am not hauling anything particularly heavy right now.
     
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