Load Securement General Warnings:

IMPORTANT—please read! Definitions of basic terms used throughout this section:

Breaking strength capacity—maximum load a component or assembly will withstand before failure, measured in pounds (lbs).

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” In any given assembly, the component with the lowest breaking strength capacity will probably fail first. For example, a standard web binder assembly with a breaking strength capacity of 12,000 lbs. anchored to a device with a breaking strength capacity of 5,000 lbs. will fail at 5,000 lbs.

It is important that tie downs be attached to components that are of sufficient strength to properly secure the load. We can help you determine the right components to optimize your assembly performance. Working load capacity—as the name implies, this refers to the maximum “working” load a component or assembly should be subjected to during use. For your safety, “working load capacity” equivalent to no more than one-third (1/3) the breaking strength capacity of the component or assembly.

Rated load capacity—these are industry or legislative standards and may vary from industry to industry or state to state, respectively. For example, the 1987 California Highway Patrol rating for flatbed tie downs is established at 70% of the breaking strength capacity of web binders, or 80% of the breaking strength capacity or force required to cause permanent distortion of component hardware, whichever is less.

It is the owner’s and user’s responsibility to determine suitability of a product for any particular use. Check all applicable industry, trade association, federal, state and local regulations. Read all operating instructions and warnings carefully.

All ratings shown in this section are based on the product being new, and used in normal environmental conditions. Special care should be taken under extreme or unusual working conditions. Particular caution should always be exercised to avoid exposing webbing products to sharp or abrasive edges or acids.

Products are subject to age, wear and deterioration, which may cause a reduction in their breaking strength capacity. We recommend that all products be regularly inspected and any worn, deformed, misused or overloaded products should be replaced immediately.

Mazzella believes it is the individual responsibility of the purchaser and those subsequently given the product to use to assess their particular need and select the appropriate product for their application.

Warranties—Seller warrants that its goods are free from defects in materials and workmanship. Accordingly, Seller’s liability is limited to replacing without charge or refunding the purchase price, or making fair allowance for any noncompliance with any specifications or any defects in materials or workmanship in its products existing at the time of delivery. Seller requires written notice and the return of the product to establish any claim. Seller makes no other warranty of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, and all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose which exceed the above obligation are hereby disclaimed by seller and excluded. Seller will not be liable for any consequential damages, loss, or expense arising in connection with the use or inability whatsoever, regardless of weather damage, loss, or expense results from any act or failure to act by Seller, whether negligent or willful, or for any other reason.

Inspection—assemblies must be inspected for worn or damaged parts. Failure to replace worn or damaged assemblies or components may result in serious personal injury if failure occurs.

  • Do not use for overhead lifting.
  • Do not use if strap webbing is cut. Webbing must be protected from edges.
  • All hardware must be in line with direction of pull for rated capacity. Use binder in accordance with federal (DOT title 49) and State (CA title 13) regulations.


Load Binders Warnings:

  • Failure to use this load binder properly may result in serious injury or even death to you or others.
  • Do not operate load binder while standing on the load.
  • Move handle with caution. It may whip – Keep body clear.
  • Keep yourself out of the path of the moving handle and any loose chain laying on the handle.
  • You must be familiar with state and federal regulations regarding size and number of chain systems required for securing loads on trucks.
  • Always consider the safety of nearby workers as well as yourself when using load binder.
  • While under tension, load binder must not bear against an object, as this will cause side load.
  • Do not throw these instructions away. Keep them close at hand and share them with any others who use this load binder.
  • Do not use handle extender – see instructions.
  • Do not attempt to close or open the binder with more than one person.

For complete warning and application information, see The Crosby Group at www.thecrosbygroup.com.


Laclede Chain Warnings:

  • This chain is not to be used for overhead lifting.
  • Never exceed the Working Load Limit.

For complete warning and application information, see Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company, LLC. at www.lacledechain.com.