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I snapped my favourite old and slightly knackered chain the other day, so thought it time to look for a new one. Plus I’m not sure how they’re graded. They all seem a bit short (2/3 metres) and quite costly! Any suggestions for finding something in 20 foot/6 metre length that’ll take say 4 tons?

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I was looking at basic chains on eBay the other day, to drag a harrow behind my tractor. There are loads on there, but the cheaper ones don't seem to be strength tested (at least not officially). But if you pay a fair bit more, you should get something there?

 

How about this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10MM-Grade-100-Alloy-Steel-Short-Link-Chain-4-Ton-Lifting-Sling-4T-SWL-Tonne/401959676907?hash=item5d96a9ebeb:g:x2cAAOSwUHldzo4W

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8 minutes ago, Baldbloke said:

I snapped my favourite old and slightly knackered chain the other day, so thought it time to look for a new one. Plus I’m not sure how they’re graded. They all seem a bit short (2/3 metres) and quite costly! Any suggestions for finding something in 20 foot/6 metre length that’ll take say 4 tons?

marine suppliers usually do what u need,ask them to cut to u requierments.

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The ratchet shop do a good range of rated lifting chains in various lengths and strengths, just got a 6m 10mm twin leg with self locking hooks.

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2 hours ago, Haironyourchest said:

Go to a crane rigging supply place, they'll have huge rolls of grade 80 (lifting) and up, all sizes and all the hardware bits.

I used to get through lots of 7mm skidding chains. For a while I found a firm in Birmingham that would sell me "brothers" that one leg had failed LOLER test, they would sell the remaining legs cheap and I bought new Kuplex logging hooks.

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Have you tried your local ag supply/tractor dealer stores?

Bought some recently by the metre for small money. 

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