chains and binders

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PTSolutions, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    gonna order 2 binders and 2 chains from uscargocontrol.com are they a good vendor? any other recommendations?

    my order:

    2x grade 70 20' 3/8", 6600lb working load chains for $38 each
    2x 3/8" ratchet binders with 9200lb working load for $25 each

    total comes to $128 then $26 bucks for ground shipping. sound reasonable?
     
  2. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    CHECK OUT AW DIRECT TOWING
    i use grade 80 chain for overkill
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree use grade 80 chain especially with 3/8s then you have some safety margin.

    I think AW direct is a site sponser.
     
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    thanks for the info. i was actually hoping to find something with more working load than 6600lbs of that grade 70 but wasnt aware of grade 80 chain.
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Also buy the North American made chain not that chinese imported crap. I know of people that have had problems with hooks stretching and problems with overseas made chain.
     
  6. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    i saw a few websites that said their chain was imported by north american companies, i made sure to stay away!
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have been around cranes and have seen chain stretch and hooks bend and its the stuff from China. They maybe rated for so many X amount of tons but go past that limit abit and it fails.

    You will want some kind of lockable chain box because chains seem to grow legs and disapear :laugh:
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    i learned this the hard way! 100ft of brand new chain jus disapeared!:hammerhead:
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Chains is expensive and if its easy to steal somebody will steal it.

    You don't even need a box you have a hook rail that you can slip the hooks over then have a angle iron bar that you can lock over top which prevents the chain from being stolen.
     
  10. queen of spades

    queen of spades LawnSite Member
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    Is all chain sold by AW made in America? I didn't see anything saying this on their website (they are closed today or I'd call).

    I need two ratchet binders and can't bring myself to buy the chinese imports.
     

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