Safety Chain With Hammerlock and Holder Kit

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Safety Chain, Hammerlock and Holder Kit

Safety Chain, Hammerlock and Holder Kit's include:

  • One set to suit trailers up to 2.5t.
  • Trailers over 2.5t require two sets.

Galvanised chains and shackles are illegal on all trailers over 3.5t.

It is essential to remember

  • No chain welding over 2.5t
  • No chain welding below the chassis rails.

Trailers up to 2.5 tonnes ATM must have at least one safety chain complying with AS 4177.4 - 1994 (Trailer and light trailer towing components – Safety chains up to 3.5 tonnes capacity), or as amended from time to time.

This standard allows for steel safety chains by the following

  • up to 1.0 tonne, a chain size of 6.3 mm
  • up to 1.6 tonnes, a chain size of 8 mm
  • from 1.6t to 2.5t, a chain size of 10 mm

Trailers over 2.5 and up to 3.5 tonnes ATM must have two safety chains complying with AS 4177.4 - 1994 or as amended from time to time. This standard allows for steel safety chains by the following:

• up to 3.5 tonnes, a chain size of 13 mm.

However, trailers

  • more than 3.5 tonnes ATM,
  • all medium and heavy category pig trailers with rigid drawbars,
  • any other trailers without breakaway brakes
  • and all fixed and rigid pig trailers with a GTM higher than 2.5 tonnes and fitted with automatic pin-type couplings,

Must be equipped with safety chains.

An excellent article on Dee Shackles and Safety Chain

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Finally, Key Points

  • 10mm Chain Holders can be welded to trailers up to 2.5t
  • Safety Chain must be affixed to holders via a Hammerlock or Cam Lock
  • Dee Shackles are prohibited for use when securing a safety chain to a trailer

Ref: StandardsQueensland – Safety Chain Requirements

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Safety Chain Galvanised

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