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Oliver McCann

Oliver spent his 1st year in the FB business supporting the manufacturing & logistics areas developing a great understanding of how things work day to day. He joined the aftermarket team in 2018, he is a keen social media content creator and has been filming informative videos for our customers.
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Are leaf chain anchor pins a weak point in your lift system?

Written by Oliver McCann on 28 Aug 2019

When it comes to forklift trucks and other materials handling equipment that uses fixed leaf chains, the saying “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” is not entirely true, as another weak point is potentially the anchor – where the chain is attached to the lift system.

A key part of that anchor assembly is the leaf chain anchor pin – sometimes called a clevis pin. They often get overlooked, but they play a key part in safely joining the leaf chain to the chain anchor bolts, therefore securing it into the lift system.

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Why a leaf chain test cert is more than a piece of paper

Written by Oliver McCann on 01 Aug 2019

Installed and maintained correctly, the hard-working leaf chain on your forklift or telehandler will give many years of service. But any industrial chain will suffer from wear or potential environmental damage and should be periodically inspected.

To carry out a leaf chain inspection, you need to know certain facts about the chain, facts which are not discernible from a visual inspection. Knowing the part number can help, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.

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