GENERAL & SAFETY INFORMATION, ALL CATEGORIES
All Cargo Products
Read and follow all instructions prior to use. Failure to do so could result in property injury, and/or loss of life. No use other than that which the product was designed is recommended or endorsed. Working Load Limit ratings (WLL) are based on the strength of the assembly and components when new. Always consider age and condition of assembly and components to determine the quantity to use to sufficiently secure the load. Use of these products demonstrates an understanding of these warnings and the risks involved. Observe all tie down requirements of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) ”Vehicle Inspection Criteria”, Federal Department of Transportation (DOT), FMCSA 49 CFR Parts392-393, California Highway Patrol (CHP), Title 13 regulations or other local regulations governing cargo restraint and tie down. Use only products that are rated and tagged with Working Load Limits (WLL) for cargo tie down applications. Inspect all tie down components prior to each use. Never use items that are damaged, worn or defective. Remove them from service immediately and replace with new. Do not attempt to repair. The following conditions constitute a damaged tie down strap: acid or caustic burns, melting of any part of the web surface, broken or worn stitching, distortion of eyes or fittings, or web snags, cuts, tears, and punctures. Only tie down straps with legible identification tags should be used. Keep all tags and labels away from the load, vehicle body and winch to avoid tag damage rendering the tag non-readable and the strap assembly therefore unusable. The following conditions constitute a damaged tie down chain assembly: damaged or distorted links, distortion of eyes or hooks, nicks or gouges in the chain or hooks. If in doubt about the safety of a tie down component or assembly do not use it. Load binders should not be used if any of the previous conditions exist or if the handles are bent or distorted. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in property damage, serious personal injury and/or loss of life. Winches must be attached to a structurally sound frame element capable of withstanding and sustaining the maximum load of the winch and strap assembly. Load binding systems store energy which can release suddenly, causing serious injury. Stay clear of handles, bars and other binding equipment as it could release without warning and with force. Use of these products demonstrates an understanding of these warnings and the risks involved. Mount and position the winch so that the latch / pawl drops into the gear sprocket teeth by its own weight. Portable and slider winches must be positioned to not interfere with any other trailer components (i.e. tire clearance). Set screws on portable winches should be snug tightened only. Over tightening can cause bracket to bend or break resulting in possible failure and loss of tie down. Portable winches must be removed from trailer and stored when not in use. For weld-on type winches, a continuous 1/4” fillet weld 4” long on both sides of the winch frame with 1/8” minimum penetration is required. The loose end of the web assembly should be inserted through the web slot in the winch mandrel and the excess web pulled through. After tensioning, there must be 2–3 full wraps of webbing around the mandrel. Less wraps may result in web slippage. More wraps will cause additional strain to be exerted on the winch assembly and reduce the load capacity of the winch. Cable/wire rope must be used only on winches designed for their use. To use, twist an eye on the end of the cable with at least 2 feet of loose tail. Place the eye over the cable pin on the winch mandrel and tighten the winch, wrapping the cable over the loose tail a minimum of 4 times to secure the cable from slippage. The winch assembly should be protected from corrosion by application of a rust inhibiting paint. Avoid paint build up in the latch/pawl area that may inhibit the free movement of its parts. A light oil should be used to keep these parts moving freely to insure safe operation. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in property damage, serious personal injury and/or loss of life. Load binding systems store energy which can release suddenly, causing serious injury. Stay clear of handles, bars and other binding equipment as it could release without warning and with extreme force. Use of these products demonstrates an understanding of these warnings and the risks involved.
NOTE: All weights provided in this catalog are approximate only.
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