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Specs & Usage


We care about your safety

Most accidents, whether they occur at work, at home or on the highway are caused by the failure to follow simple and fundamental safety rules or precautions. For this reason most accidents or injuries can be prevented by recognizing the root cause and doing something about it before the accident occurs. A careful and properly trained operator is the best insurance against an accident or injury.

Most of the products distributed by B/A Products Co. are OEM equivalents (often used by the OEM’s) or built to specific and recognized industry standards to perform a specific function within the towing and recovery industry. These products are to be used in the very specific applications for which they were designed. The products offered by B/A Products Co. are only to be used in the manner for which they were designed and within the assigned work load limits.

There are many nationally recognized trainers and training programs. B/A Products Co. assumes those who purchase and use our products are properly trained and familiar with the applications for which an individual product was designed. B/A Products Co. assumes no liability for improperly trained operators or the negligent or improper use, intentional or otherwise, of any of the products we distribute. If there is any uncertainty as to the proper usage, do not proceed. Seek competent professional assistance.

Work Load Limit
What it is, and why it is important

It is the SAFE WORKING LOAD that should be applied to a given piece of equipment, be it chain, web or wire rope. It is a portion of the nominal strength of the chain, web or wire rope, usually expressed as a ratio or percentage. Some manufacturers use the term “RATED CAPACITY.”

Sometimes you will see products marked “capacity” or “maximum capacity”. This is not necessarily the Work Load Limit and you should get clarification before using the product. B/A Products Co. always uses WLL, which is the most essential, precise piece of information.

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Never exceed the work load limit (WLL)

Important Terms
Here’s what you need to know

Deformation – Chain
The permanent distortion of materials under applied stress after overload or other misuse.

Overhead Lifting – Chain
That process of lifting that would elevate a freely suspended load to such a position that dropping the load would present a possibility of bodily injury or property damage. Per NACM Standards.

Working Load Limit (WLL) – Chain
The “Working Load Limit” (rated capacity) is the maximum load that shall be applied in direct tension to an undamaged straight length of chain. Per NACM Standards.

Proof Test – Chain
The “Proof Test” (manufacturing test force) is a term designating the minimum tensile force which has been applied to a chain under a constantly increasing force in direct tension during the manufacturing process. These loads are manufacturing integrity tests and shall not be used as criteria for service or design purposes. Per NACM Standards.

Minimum Breaking Force – Chain
The permanent distortion of materials under applied stress after overload or other misuse.

Working Load Limit (WLL) – wire rope
That process of lifting that would elevate a freely suspended load to such a position that dropping the load would present a possibility of bodily injury or property damage. Per NACM Standards.

Working Load Limit (WLL) – web straps
The “Working Load Limit” (rated capacity) is the maximum load that shall be applied in direct tension to an undamaged straight length of chain. Per NACM Standards.