Properly securing cargo and other heavy loads is an extremely import practice that must be done correctly each and every time. When cargo and other loads are not properly secured, a number of dangerous & unfavorable events may occur, including: loss of time due to the need to re-secure the cargo, loss of money due to property or other damages & serious injuries or even death from unsecure cargo becoming a danger to the well being of workers near by.
Load Hugger Cargo Control from Lift-All
When you want the confidence to know that your cargo and other loads will be safe and secure throughout the trip, look no further than Lift-All’s Load Hugger product line. Load Hugger cargo control and load securement products are manufactured only using the highest quality materials. They offer the user peace of mind, as well as a wide variety of securement options. Each product meets the U.S. DOT FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) requirements.
Features & Benefits of Using Lift-All Load Hugger Products
Meets all U.S. DOT FMCSA and CVSA regulations
Ratchet assembly allows easy adjustment
All hooks and chain assemblies equal or exceed strength of webbing
Webbing is soft and comes in varying widths; will not damage expensive cargo
Large selection; choose the capacity that’s right for the load carried
Lightweight and easy to handle
Large selection of end fastenings, winches, and ratchets make choosing and using the correct assembly easy
Take the Proper Safety Precautions & Operating Practices
The following safety precautions and operating practices should be used every time when using Lift-All Load Hugger products. Not following these, could result in dangerous & unfavorable events causing property damage and/or bodily harm.
Inspect tie-down straps and all hardware when the load is first being secured
Re-tighten tie-downs periodically during use
Never use Load Huggers for anything other than securing cargo. Do not use for lifting loads or towing vehicles
The load should be securely blocked and stabilized before tensioning the straps
Never exceed rated capacities
Use caution when tossing straps and chain anchor assemblies over a load
Check installation of portable winches. The ratchet pawl must be at the top of the toothed wheel and bolts tight against the rub rail
Weld-on winches should not be cracked
Corner protectors and wear pads must be used to protect Load Huggers from edges and abrasion
All hardware must be in line with the direction of pull to achieve full strength
Be Sure to Inspect, Before Using
If your Load Hugger products have any of the following issues, they should be removed from service immediately.
Cuts, holes, surface abrasion or crushed areas
Burns or chemical damage
Separation of load carrying stitch pattern
Hardware, fittings or tensioning devices which are broken, bent, twisted, cracked, or have nicks and gouges
Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings are an endless synthetic sling made from a continuous loop of polyester yarn that is covered by a double wall tubular jacket. The inner roundsling body can be compared to sling webbing with the outer tubular jacket being woven without binder yarns connecting it to the interior sling; this allows the core yarns to move independently within the jacket. The double wall Tufhide jacket is constructed from bulked nylon fibers, this helps provide the durable Tufhide jacket with better abrasion resistance. The Tufhide jacket also reduces the heat buildup that can damage high capacity roundslings when used in a choker hitch. Shop for Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings at Tanner now.
All Lift-All slings meet or exceed OSHA and ASME B30.9 standards and regulations.
Why Choose Tuflex® Roundslings?
Tuflex® Roundslings Promote Safety
Light weight reduces fatigue and strain on riggers
Synthetic materials won’t cut hands
Consistent matched lengths for better multiple sling load control
No loss of strength from abrasion to cover
Tuff-Tag provides serial numbered identification for traceability
Low stretch (about 3% at rated capacity) – reduces sling and load abrasion – good for low headroom lifts
Conforms to shape of load to grip securely
Load bearing yarns protected from UV degradation
Red striped white core yarns provide added visual warning of sling damage
Color coding provides positive sling capacity information
Tuflex® Roundslings Save You Money
Double wall cover for greater sling life
Soft cover won’t scratch load surface
Conforms to shape of load for reduced load damage
Seamless – no sewn edges to rupture prematurely, requiring removal from service
EN360 and larger Tuflex feature Tufhide wear resistant nylon jacket for extra sling life
Tuff-Tag provides required OSHA information for the life of the sling, not just the life of the tag
Tuflex® Roundslings Save You Time
Color coded capacities for quick identification
Light weight and pliable for easy rigging and storage
Independent core yarns choke tightly, but release easily after use
Easy to carry – high strength to weight ratio for easy transportation
Tuflex® vs Sling Webbing
Tuflex® Roundsling protects the entire load carrying core yarns from abrasion with an independent, double wall woven jacket. Replacement is not necessary until the red striped white core yarns can be seen through holes in the jacket. When core yarns are visible, the sling must be removed from service. Tuflex® roundslings provide double wall protection for extended sling life.
Sling Webbing has its surface yarns connected from side to side, this protects the core yarns and helps position all surface and tensile yarns to work together to support the load. When wear or damage is done to the sling webbing face yarns, there is an immediate loss in strength. This is why sling webbing has red core yarns to visually reveal damage and act as a basis for sling rejection.
The connection surfaces of hardware must be smooth to avoid abrading or cutting the roundsling. Slings can also be weakened by excessive compression between the sling and connection point. Be sure to select the proper connection hardware that conforms to size requirements.