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Safety Chain Holder for Aluminium Chassis$102.25 – $232.55 inc GST
Safety Chain Holder to 3.5t$16.77 – $24.47 inc GST
Hammerlock to suit Galvanised Safety Chain$16.10 – $27.65 inc GST
Safety Chain With Hammerlock And Holder Kit$45.20 – $173.84 inc GST
Galvanised Safety Chain – 64cm Long$18.20 – $22.90 inc GST
Safety Chain Holder | Truck | Trailer$114.08 – $345.00 inc GST
Safety Chain – Herc Alloy 7.2t to 30t$30.57 – $154.85 inc GST
Truck Trailer Safety Chain Holder Kit inc Herc Alloy Chains$283.48 – $634.00 inc GST
Trailer Safety Chains, Hammerlocks and Dee Shackles
Trailer Safety Chains and Dee Shackles for trailers under 3.5t.
Towbars vary significantly in design and towing capability, for instance
- Towbars have large eyelets for shackle attachments.
- Chain holders welded to the towbar to accept Herc Alloy chain.
As a result of safety concerns, the older unstamped shackles are not stocked by Couplemate.
The standard length of a Jayco safety chain is 64cm.
Dee shackles compatibility with chain is essential. In other words, stamped shackles satisfy this requirement.
Stamped Galvanised Chain
The chain is stamped every four links as specified by the regulations. However, older trailers, pre-2009 need not comply with this requirement.
Galvanised chain is often said to be unrated because the galvanising process destroys the rating of the product.
The simple answer is, product rating for all trailer parts occurs after the galvanising process.
Truck Chain not stamped
Regulations do not require high tensile Herc Alloy chain to be stamped with identification.
The chain must not be welded vertically to the chassis rail so that it hangs below the trailer. Moreover, multiple dee shackles used for connection are not permitted.
Joining Multiple Shackles
Dee shackles are not permitted to be joined together to lengthen the chain. Therefore, not more than one shackle is per length of the chain is permitted by the regulations.
Solution for Short Trailer Chain
Towbars with extended receiver arms cause short chain. A short chain can be lengthened with the addition of a hammerlock to connect the safety chain to the dee shackle.
Finally, it is permissible to cut the second link near the welded link on the trailer and join the two free chain links with a hammerlock.