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Ratchet Chain Binders
Ratchet binders use a ratcheting mechanism to tension the chain. They feature a ratcheting handle and hooks on each end that work together to secure your load in conjunction with the appropriate transport chain.
Unlike lever or snap binders, ratchet load binders store very little energy in the handle, reducing the risk of recoiling and snapbacks for the operator. The one downside to this style is speed - it takes longer to both install and release these binders.
Choosing a Ratchet Load Binder
There are two main attributes to pay attention to when picking the right ratchet binder for your application: size and grade.
Size refers to the chain size the binder is compatible with. For example, this 1/4" ratchet chain binder should only be used with 1/4" chain.
If you notice a binder with more than one size listed, such as the 5/16" - 3/8" ratchet chain binder, this means it can be used with both grade 70 and grade 43 chains, but the size of chain for each grade is different. The first number is the grade 70 size, and the second is the grade 43 size. So looking at the 5/16" - 3/8" binder, it's compatible with 5/16" grade 70 transport chain and 3/8" grade 43 chain.
This ties into the other attribute, grade. Most of our binders are designed to work with grade 70 transport chain, as that is the most common size in the trucking industry. We do also offer heavy duty ratchet binders that can accommodate grade 80, 100, and 120 transport chain.
While it is generally possible to use a lower-grade ratchet binder with a higher-grade chain, the working load limit of the binder will probably be lower than that of the chain, which will reduce the overall working load limit of the entire assembly. Remember that a tie down assembly is only as strong as its weakest link.
Our product experts are here to help! Give our team a call with any product questions or help placing an order. And we offer more than just transport chain and binders - we carry a full selection of flatbed trailer supplies, including tarps, D-rings, corner protectors, and more.
Learn more about transport chain and binders on our blog.