Manual chain hoists: Inspect it, correct it!

“Here are some photos from a damaged chain from a manual chain hoist,” says CraneServe’s Phil Simpson. “The wear is on the saddle of the link and the nicks you see are from the operators wrapping the chain around something and hooking the hook back on the chain – essentially creating a choke around the part being lifted. Obviously, this damages the links and is a big no-no.”

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