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What should I do about slings for crane work?

 

one company I work for won’t supply proper slings to balance brash (long dead eye slings) they say the crane driver has all the appropriate slings and they contacted the crane company to confirm this but the slings they provide are non adjustable round slings which makes it very hard to balance large lateral limbs

 

the tree company seems to think it is the responsibility of the crane company to provide slings but I have never seen a crane company provide tree rigging slings 

 

what would everyone do?? 
 

im not going to buy some myself but I don’t want to do any crane work without the correct slings as brash tipping and spinning is a real danger to me the guy actually doing the crane work 

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Same as Treerover on all but one occasion I’ve just used the chains off the crane jib. On one occasion with a tracked crane the operator wanted me to use slings, he couldn’t explain why but it was a contract lift so went with what they said.

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I have used poly dead eyes and they are so easy to use. You can adjust them so easily and balance a piece perfectly with no problem 

 

Iv not used chains except for logs and that’s just with a hook on the end of the chain so I don’t see how that’s much use trying to balance a limb as each leg most likely needs to be a different size 

 

are there chains out there that you can adjust at the end??

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I just shorten the chain with a half hitch, pretty easy to do.

 

You can shorten them at the other end but I find that a PITA.

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17 minutes ago, Rich Rule said:

I just shorten the chain with a half hitch, pretty easy to do.

 

You can shorten them at the other end but I find that a PITA.

Yea that’s what I thought. I would have to bring the hook down and adjust that end which is a pain

 

 

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