Wire rope sling not too good

How much can a sling take before it yields, breaks and eventually drops the load?

No one really knows until it happens.

Inspect your slings, use them correctly and most of all do not overload them to failure.

Picture of a sling and hook a customer where things happened.

Eye hook snappedWire rope sling cut

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2 Responses to Wire rope sling not too good

  1. Brian Pais says:

    I’m not a fan of using wire or chains to max load just because of this problem.

    Liked by 1 person

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