Leaf chain attachment options and types

Leaf Chain Attachment Options and Types

Leaf chains are typically used in applications that require high strength, such as forklifts, cranes, and hoists. The design of the allows it to handle heavy loads and resist wear, making it a popular choice for these types of applications. However, selecting the right leaf chain attachment is critical to ensuring maximum performance and longevity of the chain.

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Attachment Types

Leaf chains come in three main attachment types:

  • AL – Bent attachment link
  • BL – Straight attachment link
  • CL – Cranked link attachment

Attachment Options

Each attachment type has a variety of options to choose from, including:

  • Standard – The most common option, with no additional features.
  • Extended Pin – Provides greater clearance between the chain plates and sprocket teeth.
  • Offset – Used in applications where the chain must run at an angle to the sprocket.
  • Outboard – Designed to be used with sprockets that have larger than normal teeth.
  • Custom – Specialized attachments can be designed and manufactured for specific applications.

Choosing the right attachment option is important to ensure the chain runs smoothly and lasts as long as possible.

Leaf chain application


Q: What is the maximum load capacity of a leaf chain?

A: The maximum load capacity of a leaf chain varies depending on the specific chain and application. It is important to consult the manufacturer's specifications to determine the maximum load capacity for a particular chain.

Q: Can leaf chains be used in corrosive environments?

A: Yes, leaf chains can be made from materials that are specifically designed to resist corrosion, such as stainless steel or nickel-plated steel.

Q: Are leaf chains self-lubricating?

A: No, leaf chains must be lubricated to ensure smooth operation and prevent wear. The appropriate lubricant will depend on the specific application.

Q: What is the difference between a standard attachment and an extended pin attachment?

A: An extended pin attachment provides greater clearance between the chain plates and sprocket teeth, which can be useful in applications where misalignment or deflection is present.

Q: Can leaf chains be repaired?

A: In some cases, damaged leaf chains can be repaired. However, it is often more cost-effective to replace the chain instead of repairing it.

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