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Stay Safe – Secure All Cargo & Heavy Loads with Lift-All

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.

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27 ft. x 2″ Ratchet Tie-Down Strap, 3,300 lb. Load Limit, Polyester Webbing w/Steel U-Hookstanner-options

27 ft. x 2″ Ratchet Tie-Down Strap, 3,300 lb. Load Limit, Polyester Webbing w/Steel Flat Hooks

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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 Practicessecuring-load

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 capacitiessecure-load
  • 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 strengthweb-damage

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
  • Knotted webbing
  • Splices or other makeshift repairs
  • The loop ends are damaged

The Importance of Pre-Operational Lifting & Rigging Safety Inspections

Safety Standards and Regulations

Tanner along with Columbus McKinnon want to be sure you know the importance and understand all of the safety regulations that apply to your lifting and rigging systems. Each piece of equipment that you use in your lifting & rigging system may have different standards that apply. This may cause confusion and leave you vulnerable to citations and fines. This makes it very important to read up on all available literature to make sure you are following all required guidelines and standards.

Overview of the Most Important ASME Safety Standards

On parts and equipment where OSHA regulations do not apply, CM looks to ASME to provide them with safety standards to follow.

ASME is an organization that provides design and inspection standards for hoists and rigging products. ASME is a voluntary committee made up of industry experts. Their standards are voluntary standards updated every three years – not laws like OSHA regulations. Standards are used as guidance for safety because many of our products do not have applicable OSHA regulations.

ASME B30.16 Standard

This standard applies to under hung powered hoists, including electric and air, as well as chainfalls. This standard covers construction, marking, inspection, use, and training.

ASME B30.21 Standard

This standard applies to lever hoists, including chain, wire rope and strap hoists.

Multiple Regulations for Hoists and Full Lifting Systems

Times where it is very important to read up on your AMSE standards are when, a single hoist has multiple standards that need to be followed or when using a full lifting system. In each of these instances, whether you are an operator or inspector there are specific part of these standards you should know in detail. In any case where you may have a question about any standard, the best practice would be to check with the equipment manufacturer. In these cases Columbus McKinnon is more than happy to help! CMCO’s professional training department offers you extensive training courses to provide in depth training on these regulations.

Columbus McKinnon at Tanner

Tanner chooses to distribute Columbus McKinnon products due to their high manufacturing standards and ability to provide our customers with the highest quality lifting and rigging products. We carry everything you’ll need including: hand chain hoists, electric chain hoists, & ratchet hoists. Along with a large selection of lifting and rigging hardware: wire rope clips, anchor & chain shackles, lifting hooks, and chain. For all of your lifting and rigging needs, be sure to shop Columbus McKinnon at TannerBolt.com