What size chain binders and chains?
I’m planning to replace my ratchet strap binders with chains and ratchet load binders. For my tractor, I’m going to use four 3/8 grade 70 chains, one at each corner, so that if the straps wear on a sharp corner, I won’t lose my load. However, I’m not sure how the short chain on the binder itself will reach through the trailer rail. What length chains should I buy? Is 3/8 overkill?
I prefer 4 3/8″ gr. 70 chains to 6 -5/16″ chains any day, and I prefer the 9200 # rating ratchet to the lighter ones (5200?). Legally, you must have a separate chain.
What size chain do I need to tie down tractor?
The basic rule is that tie downs must have a combined strength of at least 50% of the load being secured, so if you’re hauling a 20,000-lb. backhoe-loader, you’ll need chains that can support at least 10,000 lbs.
What size transport chain do I need?
The load being secured must not exceed the combined WLL of all the chains being used; for example, if your cargo weighs 8,000 pounds and you plan to use four chains, each chain must have a WLL of at least 2,000 pounds; four chains with 2,000 pound WLL each equal 8,000 pounds total, enough capacity to secure an 8,000 pound load.
Can I use straps to tie down a tractor?
You’ll want to look at the maximum load strength and the safe working load limit when choosing straps and tie downs. A strap like # EM69627 has a break strength of 10,000 pounds but a safe working load limit of 3,300 pounds, so you’ll need at least three sets to secure the tractor.
Are chain boomers illegal?
Ratchet chain binders are perfectly legal as long as they have a WLL (Working Load Limit) on them and you can prove your securement meets the min dot standards.
Is grade 43 chain DOT approved?
The next strongest chain is Grade 43, which can be used for slightly more heavy-duty applications than Grade 30 but is not approved for overhead lifting applications.
What is the minimum number of tie downs for a 20 foot load?
Two tie downs are required for a 20-foot load. Cargo should have at least one tie down for every 10 feet of cargo.
Are ratchet straps DOT approved?
Our ratchet straps are all DOT-approved and come with labels that include information on break strength and work load limits, as well as other requirements such as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) guidelines.
How many chains does it take to secure a load?
A minimum of 4 anchor tie-downs (connections between the load and your trailer) and 4 tightening devices (binders) are also required for this vehicle’s weight.
How many tie downs are required for heavy equipment?
You’ll need at least four tie-downs, each with a WLL of at least 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms), to restrain your piece of heavy equipment, according to DOT tie-down laws.