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chains and binders

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

  1. queen of spades

    queen of spades LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

  2. queen of spades

    queen of spades LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Unless this company offshored its factories in the last few years, this one supposedly makes chain in America:

    Laclede Chain Company, Maryville, Missouri

    Not sure who manufactures this suppliers chain but it too is made in USA:

    Columbus McKinnon forges and assembles some of their ratchet binders in America, too.
    Some of McKinnon's binders are imports (the cheap ones) so beware: https://www.hardwareworld.com/Ratchet-Binder-pTVE2CC.aspx
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

    Thats why you let your chain get all rusty. Nobody will steal an old rusty chain.
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    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.
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    Chinese made chain has too much Kia, Daewoo and Hyundai in it to trust, buy some Canadian or American steel chain.
  6. Blue Goose

    Blue Goose LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Hell Ron, it's probably the chit those companies don't want...
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    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.
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

    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..
  9. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    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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