When it comes to lifting and lashing, there are a lot of vital components needed to complete each job safely.
At The Ratchet Shop, we understand the importance of safety when transporting or fastening heavy loads. That’s why we’ve written this handy guide to chain components so you can tell each part apart, reducing error and ensuring you have the right equipment for the job.
If you’re unsure which chain or hook type your project needs, read on to find out.
Using a cam buckle is an alternative to using a ratchet strap. Cam buckles are specifically designed with a smaller application in mind, and for securing goods which are more fragile. Because it is only possible to tighten a cam buckle as much as your strength allows, there is less risk of damaging the goods due to over tightening.
Wheel chokers are normally used on recovery vehicles to assist with tying down vehicles to the trailer without damaging alloy wheels. The soft polyester strap is strong enough to take a load of up to 1 tonne, and the polyester eyes replace the old style D-rings to prevent scratching.