Synthetic Lifting Slings and Towing Strops – Frequently Asked Questions

Synthetic Lifting Slings and Towing Strops - Frequently Asked Questions

What shackles are best for use with heavy lift Round slings?

Wide Body Sling Shackles are the best Shackle to use with Round slings especially when it is a heavy lift (30t+). The wider body increases the angle of the sling around the shackle which minimises the heat caused within the sling.

How often do my slings needed to be inspected?

Current Australian Standards state Round and Flat slings need to be inspected every 3 months.

When do I need to use Sling protection?

Whenever there is a sharp or abrasive corner sling protectors should be used. When the D-to-d ratio is quite small sling protectors can be used to increase the angle as well as protect the sling.

What sling protection should I use?

There is a whole range of sling protectors on the market and a whole range of costs. Depending on what is being lifted and the WLL the right protector may change. It is best to contact your local Ranger branch to discuss the needs with one of our staff.

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