About Grade 10 chain Slings
Our standard grade 10 chain has a painted blue finish for easier identification and has 25% more strength than grade 8 chain
; it can also reduce a slings weight by up to 40% and has better wear resistance.
Grade 10 Sling Components
Our LGD standard range of grade 10 components include a many different types of hooks in various sizes and safe working loads, we also stock shortening hooks and masterlinks for 1, 2, 3 & 4 leg chain slings; endless chain slings
can also be made to suit. Other grade 10 sling components in our range include swivel hooks, self locking hooks, foundry hooks, Clevis hooks, quick connectors, standard and special master links; so whatever your slinging needs are, we can help.
Chain Slings the Facts.
themselves do not actually lift the load but provides a strong and safe means of connecting the load to the hoisting system.
The versatility of a chain sling is due to the fact that they are available in different assemblies, endless, 1, 2, 3 or 4 leg slings, each one can be used in different types of hitches, so there will usually be something suitable for the majority of loads that need to be lifted and moved. They can also be fitted with a wide variety of hooks and master links, such as open hooks or hook’s with safety catches etc. The type of chain sling needed and the type of hitch used will always be dependent on the type of load to be lifted.
The 3 most popular types of hitches are the straight hitch, basket hitch and choke lift. Different hitches can be useful when lifting loads of different sizes and shapes.
A straight hitch is where the chain in vertically in line with the load hooks. A choke hitch encompasses the load and hooks back into the chain. A basket hitch encompasses the load but hooks back into the master link.
Slinging angles and hitch types play an important part in the safety of a slung load; please refer to the charts for full information as the safe working load limit often needs to be reduced from the stated limit when the angle or hitch changes from the norm.
Chain Sling Safety
It is wise to remember that just 1 weak link is all it takes for the chain sling and subsequently the lift to fail which could have serious consequences. Regular inspections
by a qualified person can alleviate many problems and most UK companies will have their chain slings inspected every six months to ensure they are kept in tip top and safe condition.
Safe slinging practices should always be applied to all slinging operations.
Ordering your sling online should be fairly straight forward, choosing your requirements from the drop down menus before adding to your shopping cart. If there is not an option for the type you need, then please get in touch, we can make up almost any type of sling to your exact specifications and at probably the lowest prices around. You can use the contact page
to find the contact details for phone and email.
We also supply Stainless steel chain slings
if these would better suit your needs.
Remember that our team of engineers at LGD can inspect, repair and test your chain slings
, supplying test certification for your records.