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chains and binders

PTSolutions

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
OH
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?
 

Gravel Rat

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

I think AW direct is a site sponser.
 
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PTSolutions

PTSolutions

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
OH
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.
 

Gravel Rat

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
British Columbia
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.
 
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PTSolutions

PTSolutions

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
OH
i saw a few websites that said their chain was imported by north american companies, i made sure to stay away!
 

Gravel Rat

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
British Columbia
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:
 

Gravel Rat

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
British Columbia
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.
 

queen of spades

LawnSite Member
Location
Atlanta, GA
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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