Grade 70 Transport Chain: Specifications, Sizes, Safety Tips, and Attachments

image of Transport Chain Grade 70 3/8''X16' Short Link

Transport chain is essential if you plan to haul heavy duty cargo or equipment. Grade 70 chain is the ideal transport chain since it’s made with carbon steel that’s heat treated to create additional strength.

When purchasing Grade 70 chain, look for these specifications:

  • Meets or exceeds safety regulations set by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Meets or exceeds safety regulations set by the National Association of Chain Manufacturers (NACM).
  • Chains and attachments such as clevis hooks should be stamped with a “G70” for easy identification.

Chain sizes
Short link transport chain is generally available in three widths: 3/8″, 5/16″, and 1/2″ widths, Lengths are usually anywhere from 16 to 25 feet. If your job requires a direct ratchet connection, an 18″ chain connection is generally a good choice.

Safety tips for using transport chain:

  • Do not exceed specified working load limits of the chain and accessories.
  • Inspect chain before each use to look for any visible signs of damage or wear to the links.
  • Inspect attachment points and any hook or other attachments for signs of wear.
  • Always calculate the number of chains needed to transport your cargo safely.

Transport chain attachments and accessories