safety chain

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safety chain

[′sāf·tē ‚chān]
(mining engineering)
A chain connecting the first and last cars of a trip to prevent separation, if a coupling breaks.

safety chain

A chain attached to a piece of equipment to prevent its falling should the equipment fastener fail.
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Remove the current hook and connecting link from the forward end of the trailer safety chains.
dot approved trailers--surge brakes 4hp honda engine w/2" tsurumi pump 25~ discharge fire hose w/fire nozzle spray bar covers 25~ swath diamond tread fenders led lights and safety chains 20~ suction fill hose 2" anti-siphon fill.
Features include safety chains at both ends, removable hand rail, approach ramps and bridge plates with safety tread construction, and lifting chains.
Other features include a tow clamp or fork clamp for easy transportation, serrated bar grating for traction and to prevent debris build up, a 72-inch-long level-off section allows for easy access to end-loads, and safety chains that hold the ramp in place.
Hook up safety chains and the safety chain brake to the vehicle.
Features include a galvanized frame; reel bar with brass bearing ends; integrated transport locks and keeper bar locks; electric brakes, ICC lighting package, front jack support, safety chains and a document holder.
Safety chains are installed and available for use to prevent personnel from getting too close to the edge of an opening in the deck and falling through.
Tenders are invited for Equipment trailer: length - 20 ft; capacity -14K lbs; equipment trailer axles- 2 - 7000 lb chambered brake axles; electric brakes on both axles; electric breakaway kit with charger; pintle ring coupler; safety chains - 3/8 grade 43 with hooks; jack - lOK lb drop leg; frame-6" channel; crossmembers-3" channel, 16" on center; tongue -6" channel wrap around;bed width - 81"; fenders-10 X 72 treadplate with backs; ramps- min 4 ft channel construction with ramp legs; suspension - slipper ring with equalizer; tires-235/80R16 load range d; wheels-16" white spoke; deck- 2" pressure treated; lights - dot approved led flush mounted; electric plug- 7 way rv; paint- black acrylic enamel; sealed wiring harness;4-d rings; stake pockets.
The new model offers a one-piece handle/side plate for more weld surface exposure, creating a sturdier handle and attachment point for safety chains.