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How to Choose a Lifting Sling
If you are unsure about which lifting sling is best for your application, contact our knowledgable sales staff Monday thru Friday 7:00am - 9:00pm at 800-404-7068 and they will be glad to help you! Your call will be answered promptly.
It’s important to choose a lifting sling with a weight rating capacity strong enough to do the job you need it to do.
This calculation process is meant primarily for basket hitch applications as the angles of the legs will not be a factor in a vertical or choker hitch.
1: Determine the weight of the item you are lifting. In this example, the load is 1000 lbs.
2: Determine the angle of the sling legs to the object (noted in the diagram as 60°).
3: Find your angle in the load factor chart (in this case it is 1.154).
4: Multiply the weight of the load by the load factor (1000 x 1.154 = 1,154 lbs.)
In this example, the lifting sling weight rating you would need would be 1,154 lbs. in a basket hitch rating. Keep in mind this is a basic lift example; more complicated loads, such as one that requires multiple lifting slings for one item, should be left up to a professional for more precise information.
If you have questions or are unsure what your sling requirements are, give us a call at 800-404-7068.
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