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What Length Strap/Sling?

  • 4 Foot

    Votes: 14 25.0%
  • 6 Foot

    Votes: 38 67.9%
  • 8 Foot

    Votes: 16 28.6%
  • 10 Foot

    Votes: 13 23.2%
  • 12 Foot

    Votes: 10 17.9%

  • Total voters
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Please let me know what length strap/sling you would most likely purchase/use for your arsenal of rigging hardware.
 

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Hmmm... I have to think on this for a bit. To many competing thoughts in my head at the moment to settle on one.
 

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Hmmm... I have to think on this for a bit. To many competing thoughts in my head at the moment to settle on one.
You can select more than one option in this poll ;)
 

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We use slings on the job daily. I prefer the Round Endless Slings, because it can be used on a variety of rigging jobs.
Remember to use a "softener"(padding) on corners and sharp edges to prevent damage or failure to the sling.
Failure of a sling while lifting, can not only cause damage to property, it can also cause personal injury, or death.
 

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I voted 6'. I currently have 2 endless slings that I use a lot - both are 6'. I would likely start out with 2 6' standard slings and see how that goes. I could use 2 if I needed a 6' reach or 1 for a 3' reach.

I copied this image from blue67fj60's earlier post to help define what I am talking about. The first 2 hitches with a 6' sling would give me a 6' reach - the second two hitches a 3' reach. I can't see myself ever needing anything more than a 6' reach.

 

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I would think that preferred strap length would vary by job, since there's no easy way to adjust them. So, IMHO, a variety would be required unless you have a repetitive task you're performing. I clicked all choices. As for the chains I currently use, I have varying lengths that I have marked to take the guesswork out of wondering which length I'm grabbing out of the trailer toolbox.
 

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Guess this means that there will be yet another item at KBOGH's in the near future. :thumbup1gif:
 

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I need more than 23 voters please! :nunu:
 

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I predict a new product or product line from Ken in the works here.
 

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I hope so. I looked at some slings at Tractor Supply yesterday but held off to see what comes about here.

How about a "5/16 Ring" with Four web straps that can hook to a Generator's four corners for lifting? I'm on the market now for something.... ANYTHING!!! It would be a niche market and a compliment to the Ken's Bolt on hooks ensemble currently available as an option. I have seen this arraignment at construction sites but, only made of Wire Cable. :munch:
 

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How about a "5/16 Ring" with Four web straps that can hook to a Generator's four corners for lifting? I'm on the market now for something.... ANYTHING!!! It would be a niche market and a compliment to the Ken's Bolt on hooks ensemble currently available as an option. I have seen this arraignment at construction sites but, only made of Wire Cable. :munch:
HouseMouse ; I think what ur referring to is called (picker chains) we used them on at the coal co. to lift and change motors in dozers, any equipment. yes, kennyd could probably sell them pre-made up just for these purposes :laugh: Big Jim
 

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HouseMouse ; I think what ur referring to is called (picker chains) we used them on at the coal co. to lift and change motors in dozers, any equipment. yes, kennyd could probably sell them pre-made up just for these purposes :laugh: Big Jim
Quad Leg, Bridle assembly. Although this is made of straps rather than chain. I haven't checked it out fully as of yet. Something along these lines should do fine in my arena.

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Great ideas guys, please keep them (and the votes) coming.
 

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I don't own any yet, but I chose 4 and 6 foot slings. I could only imagine using the 6 foot for lifting things like logs/stumps with a choker hitch, and those usually don't exceed 1-1/2 feet diameter. That would use about 4-1/2 feet going around and 1-1/2 feet to attach to the FEL or BH bucket. The 4 foot would be great for straight pick-ups, as my FEL only goes up about 7 feet (I think). For anything larger, I have a couple of 15 foot chains.
 

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How about a "5/16 Ring" with Four web straps that can hook to a Generator's four corners for lifting? I'm on the market now for something.... ANYTHING!!! It would be a niche market and a compliment to the Ken's Bolt on hooks ensemble currently available as an option. I have seen this arraignment at construction sites but, only made of Wire Cable. :munch:
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Get yourself 4 one inch straps, maybe like 4' long max.
Hook all of them to a shackle on one end. You may need a another shackle to hook to that shackle to hook to your lifting point. Plus a couple shackles hooked together gives you a little rotation.
On the tag ends just choke each one to a corner of your gen and use shackles to complete the choke.
You can never have too many shackles brother.:laugh:

We use 2 and 4 way bridles all the time on the job. Handy.
 

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HM,
Get yourself 4 one inch straps, maybe like 4' long max.
Hook all of them to a shackle on one end. You may need a another shackle to hook to that shackle to hook to your lifting point. Plus a couple shackles hooked together gives you a little rotation.
On the tag ends just choke each one to a corner of your gen and use shackles to complete the choke.
You can never have too many shackles brother.:laugh:

We use 2 and 4 way bridles all the time on the job. Handy.

I'm going for it.... Just ordered the straps for this project. :munch:
 
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