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Chain binders illegal?

I have heard the lever style chain binders are now illegal for use on truck and trailers. Anyone else heard this, not sure if itís state or federal.
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Not heard anything about it. We use them all the time and just got a DOT stop a couple of weeks ago. Didn't get dinged for that (just for other stupid stuff )

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Wow, I have not heard anything about that either. I use mine all the time as well. Only thing I do is put a pin in the lever to the chain so it wont pop back open going down the road.......




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I can’t seem to find anything on the net. Maybe it’s just a rumor but I have noticed I have not seen any lever binders for sale that advertise DOT approved like chain.

I guess no one here has ever had DOT say anything?
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we used to use them all the time when we had our constructon business. they work great idk why theyd outlaw them

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Here in CA you have to have the newer style that have the nub on the end of the handle so the bar doesn't slip off. other than that ???

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I have several ratchet binders somewhere. Im pretty sure their rusted solid. Im in CA and have lever chain binders with the same WLL of 5/8 grade 80 chain and never been hassled about it.

Their perfectly legal as long as their is a WLL (Working Load Limit) on them and you can prove your securement meets the min dot standards.

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I have several ratchet binders somewhere. Im pretty sure their rusted solid. Im in CA and have lever chain binders with the same WLL of 5/8 grade 80 chain and never been hassled about it.

Their perfectly legal as long as their is a WLL (Working Load Limit) on them and you can prove your securement meets the min dot standards.

I Hate ratchet chain binders.
ratchet binders can be cool sometimes, but i normally find that i get the binder fully sucked in and its not tight enough. so then i have to undo it and move up a link or two.

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ratchet binders can be cool sometimes, but i normally find that i get the binder fully sucked in and its not tight enough. so then i have to undo it and move up a link or two.

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What's your solution, Garrett?

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What's your solution, Garrett?

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my solution is to use the lever style.

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