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That is all I ever used on the chains on my flatbeds. I was stopped several times for safety inspections over the years and it never came up! Also, got no tickets ( for safety issues)! But, I did put small, strong, short pieces of chain with clips on the end/handles of my binders and clipped them once set/tensioned, so they couldn't pop up/loose. A bit of a hassel, but I have (up to this point) never had anything come off one of my trailers during transit!
2003 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab, 2WD, DRW, 5.9 Cummins, stock(I'm learning as fast as I can!), 6 speed, flatbed.
1995 Ford F800, 5.9 Cummins, 5 sp Spicer, 10' flatbed (gonna replace the 93 F350, but I haven't told the F350 that yet!)
1993 Ford F350, 7.3 IDI PS, built auto, gooseneck puller
I've commercially hauled JD loaders for the company I work part time for and that was all we had until recently. The chains were no longer legal so they bought all new gear and changed to ratchet style binders. Never any issue at the scales or inspections. AFAIK they are still OK. I always looped excess chain over the handle and half hitched it several times to make sure nothing popped loose.
'01 QC 2500 long bed, 3:54 auto w/Dunrite VB & LU switch, untapped Comp, Scan gauge II, Raptor lift pump, fuel pressure gauge and trans temp gauge.
That's all I use to secure a load when i use chain. I always use a minimum of 4 crossed chains and never had a problem or inspection issue with them. Depending on what I'm hauling, I use straps and/or chains
Can't spell guys, my bad
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04.5 Silver 3500 Quad Cab, Long Bed, Dually, 4X4, NV 5600, Intake Horn, Bully Dog Triple Dog, High Idle, FASS 150/150And A MANIAC Behind The Wheel!
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