What to Consider When Buying a Leg Chain SlingAt Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., Inc. our staff understands the process of selecting the best leg chain sling for your application can be difficult. Even veterans may have issues when it comes to finding the best replacement. Many options are out there and new ones hit the market all the time. To help guide you through the process, we have compiled a basic list of what you should consider before purchasing one.
Factors to ConsiderWhen choosing this type of sling, it is essential you consider several factors that are an integral part of the process. These include:
- Work: What type of lifting is the sling to perform?
- Load Weight: How much weight does the application demand your sling lift? Each type of leg chain sling comes with a maximum load weight. It differs from type to type – sometimes significantly so.
- Shape: To what shape or shapes do the majority of the loads conform? This characteristic addresses such issues as balance. In other words, while a specific type of chain sling may be able to handle the weight of the load, it may not be able to balance it correctly because of the shape of the load.
- Environment: In what type of environment will the leg sling be operating? Is it a salty and highly corrosive marine setting? Does the operational application require resistance to fluctuating or extreme temperature changes?
Purchasing Your Leg Chain SlingSelecting the right chain sling can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time through the process. Leg Chain slings come in various types, including single, two, three or four legs, basket, choked, endless or reeved. At Kennedy Wire Rope and Sling Co., Inc., you can find an extensive variety of chain sling options for use in many applications and situations. Talk to our experienced experts about any concerns you may have. They will help you choose the best option available for your intended applications.
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