We cannot underestimate the importance of a transport chain in securing goods in transit. Chain is usually used on non-fragile loads. It is graded in different sizes and ratings to determine lashing capacity and minimum breaking point. What’s more, they offer flexibility as you can cut the chain to your desired length. However, you have to get the right chain for the intended job. Chain fittings are also necessary for securing the load. Chain hooks, just like all other parts of the system, so must be top quality for optimal performance....
How do you know which one to buy?
First, you need to consider your needs. Grade 70 chains are perfect for securing loads, but not for lifting. For lifting purposes, the grade 80 ones are needed. Moreover, it is better to choose a high-grade chain with higher break strength to maximise the applications you can use it for. Our company offers help on getting the right grade based on your needs.
Do grab hooks and chain end fittings affect chain integrity?
The load capacity decreases when you incorporate some grab hooks. The Truck Loading Code Regulations in New Zealand stipulate that grab hooks reduce load capacity by a quarter. A quick search on transport chain will present the different types and fittings that will not compromise the integrity. The rule of thumb is, keep the load weight well within the working limit set by manufacturers.
Do you need accessories?
Grab hooks, load binders, and other accessories are used to secure the chain. The fixtures come with different features that make them ideal for specific tasks. Use grade 70 hooks if you are using this capacity of chain. Note that hooks come in various forms, with the cradle type featuring little wings that are effective in maintaining the full rated capacity. The claw hook is just as effective while the lug link works where the chain must slip through this accessory. The mid link connector is used to join two chains.
To tighten the chain, use load binders. These are great as they allow you to tighten the chain at different points. There are ratchet and lever options and a handle extension for enhanced control with the level twitches.
Ensure that you get the right safety chains while shopping. Buying from a reputable manufacturer makes picking the right choice easy. If you are looking for quality and easy to maintain products, get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range to see if you can get what you want. With TransQuip, you get a variety of these chains and hooks in addition to other lashing accessories.
The Need for These Fasteners
The Transport Agency in New Zealand outlines requirements necessary for load restraining during transportation. The body considers securing cargo is critical to prevent unnecessary movement. When a driver accelerates, brakes, or changes direction, an unrestrained load can move involuntarily, risking damage to the load, vehicle or personal. Besides, if the cargo falls off, you endanger the lives of other road users. Using securing devices is a must-have for safety purposes. In fact, having the right tie downs will save you from fines in New Zealand....
Choosing the Right Tie Down
At TransQuip, there are different options based on the desired functionality. Yet, there are several factors to consider before making a purchase and many different sizes available from the little motorbike 25mm wide options to the 75mm wide, 5000kg heavy duty truck options.
1. The Length
Your cargo and the connecting points determine the length of your tie downs. Ensure the strap is long enough to secure the cargo comfortably. While getting the right product for your work, remember size and rating are the critical elements. Consider the maximum size of the load and where you're attaching it to, to calculate the best length for your requirements.
2. The Holding Force or Rating
The holding force or rating is a vital element. Ensure you know the rating of any lashing gear you use and use adequate to meet the regulations when lashing a load down If you need to replace your ratchet, without the strap, TransQuip has various options.
Safety Precautions during Use
Trailer tie down webbings stretch and get worn out over time. Replace your tie-down straps immediately upon any sign of wear or cuts in the webbing. Failure to which, an accident might be imminent. What’s more, routinely lubricate the moving parts of the ratchet straps. Inspecting your tarp straps and other components is essential before transporting your cargo.
If you are in New Zealand, look no further. Find out what your requirements are on the NZTA website then contact TransQuip for complete tie downs or accessories. The brands offered by TransQuip are of high quality. They come in various sizes and cost to suit your budget. If you are searching for tie downs, get in touch with TransQuip today, or browse the range of options we have. We can deliver your desired product within a short time in any region within New Zealand.
Lashing Hardware & Accessories
What is a D-ring?
The D-ring is a hardware item shaped like the letter ‘D’. The hardware acts as a lashing point which swings freely in its mounting, making it easier to hook the lashing onto it. While these devices come with different weights, composition, and load capacities, they are all designed to work the same way....
Why you need a D-ring?
If you often have to secure loads to your truck or trailer, a D-ring is your best pal. They are versatile, meaning you can install it on your vehicle, and anywhere else you have to hook onto lashing points. Just consider your lashing needs and the legal requirements carefully so you choose the most appropriate one with the correct features. Some of the characteristics to consider include:
When making a choice, always consider the angle you attach it from. The ring design also affects flexibility. For example, a recessed rotating D-ring allows cargo to go over it with minimal interference in addition to allowing strapping from different angles.
Working load limits differ, and so it is essential to check the capacity. You are able to increase the overall load capacity by installing more of them. The installation process is vital in maintaining the rings capacity and the distance between rings to regulate weight distribution.This depends on the installation area and the capacity it can sustain.
TransQuip brings you corrosion resistant rings, hence they are durable and ideal for attachment in exposed areas. You also need the build to be sturdy enough for the ring to cope with everyday use. Moreover, you should consider installation by choosing one that is easy to fit in the position that you require it. The rating is most critical when choosing other dimensions such as shape, size and location.
Choose D-rings for securing anything from bags to hauling boats. Installing a D-ring is easy if you get the right size to match your needs. If you are looking for quality D-rings, get in touch with TransQuip today or browse the range to see what we have. We have a selection of heavy-duty rings, and will help you get the right one for your needs, whether you want a single ring or want to make a bulk order.
Tow Ropes & Recovery Strops
How Does It Work?
The tow and recovery straps are invaluable for heavy-duty towing tasks. A towing strop is essentially the device you use to tow a vehicle on the road, while you use recovery straps to recover a vehicle when it is stuck. These are more elastic, which is why they are so effective at recovering stuck vehicles....
Why You Need a Tow Rope or Recovery Strop
Its obvious, uncertainties do occur while on the road and when out working. It’s never a good idea to brush them off only to find yourself in the most unlikely situation; vehicle stuck or broken, and no tow truck in sight. A tow rope should be one of the must-have tools in your vehicle, irrespective of how infrequent you use it. You just never know how important it can be until it saves the day. All you need is to flag in a vehicle for a hand in getting your vehicle towed to where you need it. Fortunately, most cars have an in-built ring to hook onto both ends of your tow rope, and voila! You are away. The best part is, you save both money and time.
TransQuip brings you many recovery strops to help you when your truck, ute or heavy machinery gets stuck. TransQuip towing and recovery strops are durable and robust. With most of these you can get a running start with them as the strop absorbs the jerking motion and provides a stronger and smoother pull motion, which makes your task much more likely to be successful. Moreover, some are designed from a resilient material including dura coat impregnation to strengthen the strops to withstand tough jobs. The reinforcing material complements longevity, while increasing safety.
Get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our range of options to find what suits your needs. Our company is a leading tow rope supplier, and with some of the best strops. Therefore, look no further. We are always glad to serve you, and guide you with the best care tips to maintain your products for longer.