Introduction

About leaf chain

Leaf chain is a form of rollerless chain commonly used in a variety of materials handling applications and lifting apparatus including:

  • Telehandlers, forklift trucks, lifts and hoists
  • Mobile elevated platforms
  • Machine tools (planers, drills, machine heads and machine centres)
  • Counter-weight balances (jacks, doors and gates)

Leaf chain is a simple construction of link plates and pins. Sheaves (not sprockets) are used to change the direction of the chains.

Because the component parts of leaf chain are dimensionally similar to standard roller chains, the economic production of leaf chain is largely dependant on factories that are able to produce large quantities of roller chain.

leaf chain for telehandlers

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