Chain inspections are VITAL to the life of your lift truck … A worn chain can comprise truck and operator safety!
DID YOU KNOW?
ANSI Standard 829.8-2002 pertains to the inspection (at least every 6 months or 1,000 hrs., whichever comes first) and replacement of worn or damaged chain. The average lift truck, (Classes I, II, IV & V) can reasonably be expected to consume more than one set of chains over its effective life span.
Our trained technicians can inspect your chain to determine if there is:
- 3% or more elongation and the chain should be replaced Lengthening of chain can reduce strength by as much as 18%
- Rust Corrosion
- May cause side plate cracking and reduced load carrying capacity
- Damages the chain and sheaves and causes internal friction in the chain
- Cracked Plates
- Chains MUST be replaced if a crack is discovered
- Protruding and Turned Pins
- Pins will turn and slowly work out of the chain causing failure
- Chain Anchor and Sheave Wear
- Will be checked for wear, damage, and incorrect alignment
- Anchors with worn or broken fingers MUST be replaced
Complete form on the right to set up an inspection of your lift chains.