By October 31, 2019Blog Posts

When chaining down a load, CONSIDER THIS!  Those stake pockets are made of aluminum!

If the load is heavy enough, and shifts for ANY reason, those pockets could rip out!

Try and run the tail of the chain through the pocket then around the body of the winch, then hook it back on itself. Be sure to position the chain around the end of the winch, otherwise you may collapse the barrel of the winch if it is in the center.

With the proper choice of an anchor point, the stronger your load securement will be.

ALSO do not rely on the “strap hook” as your anchor point!

If there is any doubt- check with your supervisor before you move the load.