More information on Clevis Grab Hook Grade - 5
OPERATING PRECAUTIONS MINIMUM BREAKING STRENGTH.....
- We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with SABS 0187 - 1983- Code of Practice for Cargo Securement on Vehicles.
- It is advisable that the total breaking strength of the Binder chains used must at least-be equal to 1,7 times the mass of the load carried.
- Inspect chains, tensioners, fittings and anchoring points for any sign of damage or wear.
- Remove twists, kinks or knots from chain before use.
- Do not use Cheater Bars” for additional leverage when tensioning binders.
- Position tensioning device carefully to avoid bending action over
- corners or sharp edges as this not only causes damage but can result in the fracture of the chain or fittings. Identify the areas in the load where mass is concentrated and apply the binding chains accordingly to avoid unbalanced binding.
- Make use of wedges or chocks so that your load cannot move.
- Match chain to fittings-all fittings must have at least the minimum breaking strength of the chain used.
- Protect unnecessary exposure to the weather during storage.
- Check your lashings before moving off and, also, after you have travelled a few kilometers.
MINIMUM BREAKING STRENGTH.....
is the theoretical or calculated force at which the chain or fitting, in the condition it would leave the factory, will break under tests in which the force is applied in direct tension, at a uniform speed, on a standard horizontal chain testing machine.
Only Short Link Chain is recommended for Load Binding.