Chain Ratchet load binder
Ratchet Load Binders are probably the easiest way to get your loads secured down tightly, the chain ratchet mechanism does all the hard work, all you need to do is crank the handle back and forth until the required tension is reached.
These varieties consist of gears and pawls and the handle is used to create the ratchet action to turn the gears and in turn tighten the chain. This action also ensures that there is not as much energy stored in the handle and so is less likely to recoil/whip back, unlike a lever binder. The ratchet mechanism also allows the chain to be tightened in finer increments.
Standard load binders
Lever load binders are attached the same way; however, they require much more strength, as force/leverage is needed to push back the lever in order to tension the chain. This is not only more physically demanding but can be more hazardous, as the lever stores kinetic energy and can recoil/snap back, unless you have a newer version with a locking pin to prevent this. Lever binders are usually easier to install and maintain due to the fact it has less moving parts.
See our how to use video for more.
We can supply any size and length of chain as well as any type of fitting, though the hook with safety catch type are the best for use with our load binders, as the safety catch will stop the chain from slipping out/off whilst the chain is still slack.
More load restraint options
There are lots of different products in the broader category of load restraint equipment. Lifting Gear Direct
can supply whatever you need to ensure loads of all shapes and sizes are safely secured
when they are being transported or stored. Ratchet lashings
are a popular option, providing an adjustable strap with integrated anchor points which can be quickly and easily deployed without any complications. Straps of several different diameters and capacities are available to view on our site.
Lifting Gear Direct can supply rope
for load restraint purposes as well. This is useful if you are eager to reduce the weight of your restraint solutions and also invest in a lashing material which can also be useful in other contexts.
The cam buckles
we stock are an alternative to ratchet lashings, offering a buckle-based fastening mechanism that is similar in design to a belt. Capacities of up to 750kg can be offered by products in this range.
Accessories and extras
You may be choosing to order load binders and other restraint products in combination with a variety of equipment found here at Lifting Gear Direct.
To give you a flavour of what else we offer, check out our lifting accessories
page and also check out the clamps
we supply at competitive price points.
Get help when choosing load binders
We are happy to assist you when you are looking for lifting equipment
and load restraint products. To ask us anything, send our experts an email
or give us a call on 01384 76961.