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Old 02-21-2010, 08:27 AM
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Found this...
http://www.awdirect.com/rachet-load-.../load-binders/

This steel binder has a double action ratchet mechanism that gives you complete adjustability. Assembled in USA.
So the materials are imported from China or bangledesh or god knows where. No thanks.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:47 AM
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Unless this company offshored its factories in the last few years, this one supposedly makes chain in America:

Laclede Chain Company, Maryville, Missouri
http://www.autohaulersupply.com/inde..._detail&p=5341


Not sure who manufactures this suppliers chain but it too is made in USA:
http://www.cmforge.com/load_secureme...product_id=587

Columbus McKinnon forges and assembles some of their ratchet binders in America, too.
http://www.uscargocontrol.com/ratche...ach-p-475.html
Some of McKinnon's binders are imports (the cheap ones) so beware: https://www.hardwareworld.com/Ratche...r-pTVE2CC.aspx
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:14 AM
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Thats why you let your chain get all rusty. Nobody will steal an old rusty chain.
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Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:56 AM
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ya my trailer has a lockable box up front in between the tongue for chain and such.

that grade 80 chain is $$$ $7 something per foot of 3/8" lol

im gonna calc it out and see if i just buy a length and get the hooks separately and make my own and see which comes out more expensive.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:03 AM
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Chinese made chain has too much Kia, Daewoo and Hyundai in it to trust, buy some Canadian or American steel chain.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:07 AM
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Chinese made chain has too much Kia, Daewoo and Hyundai in it to trust......
Hell Ron, it's probably the chit those companies don't want...
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:06 PM
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Thats why you let your chain get all rusty. Nobody will steal an old rusty chain.
You don't want rusty chain it is too miserable to work with. Chain gets stolen regardless its condition.

Also any chains for the trailer stay with the trailer they don't get used for other uses like pulling something out of the bush or mud etc. They never end up back on the trailer and when it comes time to move your machine the chains are not there.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:01 PM
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You don't want rusty chain it is too miserable to work with. Chain gets stolen regardless its condition.

Also any chains for the trailer stay with the trailer they don't get used for other uses like pulling something out of the bush or mud etc. They never end up back on the trailer and when it comes time to move your machine the chains are not there.
Yeah, uh, okay!

Ever heard of gloves? Then they are no longer miserable to work with!

And I dont know about you, but the chains at work always ended up back where they came from? Of course I guess you have to be a responsible person for that to happen..

and we were working on the badside of downtown, this was with that excavation comapny. Doing an enviromental clean up, connecting all the wells together at this gas station. Well after having a couple shovels stolen we started taking everything but the trailer and mini ex back to the shop. Well when we finished up went to load up the trackhoe and our 2 new chains were gone on the unlocked chain box. The old rusty chains were still there..
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:36 PM
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just a quick update.

i checked out the grade 80 from awdirect and it was like $105 for 3/8" x 20' with a 7700wll

so i went back to uscargo control and looked at their grade 70 1/2" x 20' and it was only $75 with 11,300wll

so i got more bang for the buck by going with the 1/2" chain from uscargo control.
they had a 2 pack deal for 1/2"-5/8" ratchet binder with 13,000wll for only $36 a piece

so total came to $217 shipped for the 2 chains and 2 binders.
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