/ failed locking pin on locking chain grab hook - am i doing it wrong? #21
- Nov 7, 2018
What problems did you have with these binders (and I'm using two styles - a "standard" (red), and the yellow folding peerless brand)?
The yellow speed-binders, not sure the name on mine, I can check later today when I take my chains and straps out for the winter (get too much condensation in the box).
The problems I generally get are with the direction toggle, they tend to get stuck with the least amount of dust, dirt, or mud. unsure if it is the toggle lever itself or the detent bearing in the handle. As long as I give them a good shot of penetrating oil everytime I tighten or loosen them they seem to be okay ( hoping that is all they need for the problem ). I tried other greases and oils but they tend to be more of a problem than help as the dust sticks to em and then beating on it to get it to either switch direction or at least into the free spin position. If you cant get them to switch position, you cant loosen or tighten them.
They are great when they work and a cause of a lot of cursing when they dont.
Edit: I'd also reccomend keeping your hooks facedown (open end being the face), that way if you get sudden slack they will not not fall off (yes, that is what the pins are for, but why fight gravity?). In your last image, both of the yellow speed-binders look to have one up and one down. If one can't get the hook facedown, they should face away from the strain of the load (the left one closest to the trailer faces towards the tractor it looks like), if they are faced away both the chain and hook should drop together instead of the chain falling out of the hook.
Your chains will also stay together from loose on pickup if facedown or away from the strain. As you pull the chain into the hook from slack.