Foundry hooks/J-Hooks

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  1. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Road Train Member

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    True that and that is always something to consider if you don't have tie down points that can really compensate there isn't a point. That being said I tend to pack a mix of 1/2 and 3/8, we have 5/8ths I just don't tend to use them. And I'd rather go higher grade on those, than even think about the 5/8ths.

    I mean I could see you in a certain scenario that I might consider a 5/8 on a much larger wagon but in my mind Ive just not had any reason to justify it yet.
     
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  3. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Grade 70 stretches. You want chains to stretch not break.
     
  4. Oxbow

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    This has been a long standing discussion......back to the days of @Heavy Hammer.

    Good arguments on both sides. In my view stretched chains means the load moved, and once it starts moving bad things can happen. Having the same or greater minimum breaking strength using better chains might mean that the load doesn't get started moving.

    There really is no right or wrong answer, but I'm sticking with the side of better chains.
     
  5. m16ty

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    I have 4- 8' 3/8 chains with foundry hooks on one end and regular hooks on the other. They are great for tying down equipment.

    I've went to mostly grade 100 on all chains. They will last longer than grade 70 or 80.
     
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  6. Oxbow

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    I was in having a couple of slings made for moving eco blocks last week, and asked about grade 100 chain stretching. The fellow told me that grade 100 will also stretch before breaking. I haven't seen it, but the guy deals with rigging and securement products for a living, so maybe he's right.
     
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    We do rigging and I have also seen grade 100 stretched links in rigging. We also use grade 100 load chains and I have never seen a grade 100 stretch in that application, but I have seen plenty of grade 70 stretched links. I'm a firm believer in grade 100 for load tie down, it doesn't cost much more than grade 70 and offers so much more strength and last longer.
     
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