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Looking for guidance on chain boomer strength by Quad Raider
Started on: 06-23-2017 04:52 PM
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Last post by: olejoedad on 06-24-2017 08:42 AM
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Report this Post06-23-2017 04:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Quad RaiderClick Here to Email Quad RaiderSend a Private Message to Quad RaiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've been looking for a way to add a swivel to the hook on my engine hoist. A few weekends ago I bought a chain boomer at a pawn shop for 5 bucks, disassembled it and altered one end to fit in the hoist. It will work great, but I've never worked with boomers so I'm hesitant to use it.

The boomer says its capacity is 16,200 and that its Working Load Limit is 1/4, so that means 4,000 pounds, right?








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Report this Post06-23-2017 07:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Never heard one called a chain boomer. Chain binder is what we always bought for the machine shop. But you're probably safe if your through-bolt is strong enough and as long as you don't try to pick up the whole vehicle.
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Report this Post06-23-2017 08:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MonkeymanSend a Private Message to MonkeymanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I used to pull a flatbed and have heard them called boomer or binders. Same thing. If you're gently lifting the motor, you should be ok. If you're tugging on it with force, you need to be careful. I used those to cinch down 50,000+ # of steel, machinery, etc all the time. I'd use a 10' cheater pipe to cinch them down and they took all kinds of abuse during turns and braking. Never had one fail although I'm obviously not guaranteeing the one you have.

Bottom line, if you don't abuse that (and you have a strong enough bolt like fierofool said), you should be just fine.
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Report this Post06-23-2017 10:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Quad RaiderClick Here to Email Quad RaiderSend a Private Message to Quad RaiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the input. I'm always careful when I lift something with the hoist.

I've looked all over for some kind of swivel hook but the only one I could find looked like it came off an aircraft carrier and was huge. I thought about welding something up but I'm not inclined to trust my self-taught welding skills with the job.

Calling them boomers may be an Oklahoma thing. I've heard them called binders, too, but boomer is much more common around here.
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Report this Post06-24-2017 08:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You'll be just fine with that set up.
The hoist will fail before your swivel will.
Have at it!
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