How to Thread an Over Center Buckle Strap

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2″ Over Center Buckle

An over center buckle is an excellent tool to use for jobs that required a quick cinch. While less common than ratchet straps and cam buckle straps, an over center buckle is easy to use, and the latch mechanism creates less wear on the strap itself. The design also allows the webbing to create a layer of padding between the buckle and the cargo.

Constructed of a one piece base and lever arm, webbing is wound through the assembly. With the fastener in an open position, the user can feed the excess webbing through the assembly. Once slack is removed, closing the fastener will add tension to the webbing and hold it in place.

Because over the center buckles are slightly more complex to thread than a typical cam buckle, we’ve created a how-to video demonstration:

If you’d like an over center buckle with webbing already threaded, check out these products:

21′ Over Center Tie Down Strap with Double Stud Fitting

21′ Over Center Buck Strap with Double Stud Fitting on Both Ends

21′ Over Center Strap with Flat Snap Hook on Both Ends

 

 

US Cargo Control Donates Supplies for Move For Hunger’s First Annual Truck Pull

General FlyerUS Cargo Control has been named a sponsor partner in Move For Hunger’s Truck Pull fundraising event.

The event, to be held September 13th in Neptune, New Jersey, will feature teams of ten individuals pulling two 18-foot trucks in a timed competition. Money raised from the event supports Move for Hunger’s mission of alleviating hunger in America.

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with over 600 moving companies across North America to pick up non-perishable items during the moving process, and delivers them to community food banks.

As a bronze level sponsor, US Cargo Control will be making an in-kind donation of rope for the first annual event.

Sarah Watson, US Cargo Control

Sarah Watson, Team Lead in US Cargo Control’s Moving Supplies Division, says the company is excited to be able to donate supplies for the first annual event.

“We’re thrilled to support Move for Hunger’s first Truck Pull event! The organization truly appreciates their partners in the moving industry and continues to lead in unique ways to fulfill their mission of alleviating hunger,” said Watson. “We wish the participating teams all the best during the upcoming event.”

According to Kristy Redford from Move For Hunger, the truck pull event was created to mark the organization’s fifth anniversary and its recent milestone of having delivered over 3.5 million pounds of food to those in need.

“September is Hunger Action Month. The Jersey Shore Truck Pull event was created to bring the community together and raise awareness for the hunger crisis in America. We are grateful to US Cargo Control for their generous donation and sponsorship of this event, which will allow us to keep 100% of the proceeds for hunger relief efforts. It is in thanks to the collaboration and generosity of our supporters that Move For Hunger continues to grow and make an impact on hunger in America.”

To learn more about the Move For Hunger event, visit: http://moveforhunger.org/truckpull/

Employee Recommendation: Nylon Lifting Slings

slingNylon lifting slings are extremely versatile products and some of our best-sellers. Sales Specialist Jon tells why in this video.

Click over to shop these specific categories of slings, and keep in mind that all of our slings are completely customizable. You can call Jon or reach any of our sales team members at 800-660-3585 to discuss options.

 

Why use a wire rope thimble?

Wire_rope_with_thimble_and_ferruleAnytime a wire rope is bent so it can be attached to a hanging point, there is a risk that the eye could be crushed. The addition of a wire rope thimble to the eye protects the rope by guiding it into a natural curve and creating an extra layer of support.

Adding this protection not only provides a measure of safety, it also lengthens the working life of the wire rope. Wire rope thimbles are available in a range of strengths and materials:

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Standard/light duty zinc plated thimble

Standard/Light Duty. Our line of standard to light duty thimbles are zinc plated and available in multi-packs.

Heavy Duty. Heavy duty wire rope thimbles are also zinc plated like standard or light duty thimbles, but are hot dip galvanized, which creates a thicker coating than on standard/light duty models.

Type 304. A type 304 indication mean the thimble is manufactured in stainless steel which offers resistance to corrosion on the surface.

Regular/Light Duty 316. Standard/light duty thimbles are sold in multi-packs, but offer a 316 stainless steel material to make them resistant to high moisture or corrosive environments, particularly in marine applications.

Heavy Duty 316. A corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel combines with heavy duty design, great for tough applications in marine environments.

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Heavy duty Type 304 stainless steel thimble

Heavy Duty 304. Stainless steel offers corrosion resistance, ideal for general heavy duty uses where the thimble will be exposed to outdoor elements.

Extra Heavy Duty 304. While not as corrosion-resistant as type 316 stainless steel, these extra heavy duty stainless steel wire rope thimbles offer the highest strength.

To shop from our full selection of wire rope thimbles,  shackles, turnbuckles, and more, check out our Rigging Supplies & Rigging Hardware category.

 

Employee Recommendation: BlackLine Heavy Duty Ratchet Straps

Sales Specialist Britni gives her take on BlackLine, our own line of premium, heavy duty ratchet straps. Also available in winch straps; features include:

  • Thicker edging for durability. Created with a concentration of fabric, not wire or other enhancement.
  • 2″ straps with 13,000 lb. webbing.  Higher than typical 12,000 lbs. webbing.
  • 4″ straps with 24,000 lb. webbing.  The strongest available in the industry.

Shop the full line here: Heavy Duty BlackLine Straps