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Large Custom Chain Slings Developed for International Customer

Northern Strands was recently contracted by an International Mine, GCR Mongolia, to supply 30 large Custom Single Legged Chain Slings.


The 30 Chain Slings have a 13 Ton Working Load Limit. The Chain Slings are being connected by a Shackle to the structure and to the Shaft Mucker. These Single Leg Chain Slings are 3 meters long.


GRC Mongolia is a Mongolian company that combines the expertise of 3 partners with various skill sets. GRC Mongolia focuses on complete solutions to construction, infrastructure, and mining developments throughout Mongolia. 


For more information about Custom Chain Assemblies and Custom Rigging options, please contact us!

Contact us at (306) 242-7073 or email info@northernstrands.com for more information.

Tyson Vogel - Mining Division - Technical Sales Manager
Ph: (306) 242-7073
Fax: 306.934.2920
Email: tvogel@northernstrands.com

Why You Should Try a Soft Shackle For Your Next Tow?

Did you know that there is an alternative to metal shackles for towing? A 12 Strand Soft Shackle has many great advantages when compared to a traditional metal shackle. 

Soft Shackles are an excellent lightweight replacement for steel shackles. Many new trucks have tow lugs on the front that you cannot hook to without wrecking your bumper. This type of shackle can also easily wrapped around difficult pulling points and will not scratch vehicle paint. The shackle is complete with a locking system for ease of use and a slip ring for extra security. The Soft Shackle is constructed with one piece, meaning there are no pins needing to be fastened. 
The Soft Shackle is available in the following sizes and breaking strengths: 


If you would like more information on Soft Shackles, please contact our sales team!

Northern Strands Offers Better Load Tie Down Equipment with the Folding Handle Load Binder

The Load Binders available at Northern Strands can accommodate Gr 70 Transport Chain.. Northern Strands offers Ratchet Load Binders with a fold down handle.

There are many advantages of a folding handling on Load Binders. The folding handle keeps the mechanism out of the way after the load is secure. The user is able to quickly secure the load and move the handle out of the way to prevent it from catching on any materials. The folding handle also eliminates any protrusion from the side of the truck. 

Along with Load Binders, Northern Strands has a variety of load secure products. This includes Grade 70 Transport Chain, Grade 70 Grab and Slip Hooks, and Ratchet and Lever Style Load Binders. 

For more information about our Transport Chain & Accessory options, please contact us! We are Saskatchewan owned & operated and we are celebrating 50 Years in Business! 
CONTACT Us:
Saskatoon: (306) 242-7073, Regina: (306) 352-7073 or email sales@northernstrands.com for more information.

Synthetic Rope The New Standard for Tow Trucks

Northern Strands is able to offer a large variety of products for tow trucks. Between our five divisions, we can equip tow truck operators with numerous products to help get the job done. 

We offer wire rope as well as Dyneema rope cut to customized lengths for tow truck drivers. Dyneema rope is a synthetic rope that has a comparable breaking strength to that of wire rope. This synthetic rope won't kink, curl, or splinter and has minimal stretch with no rotation. 


Northern Strands can also provide tow truck operators with different configurations of Grade 70 Transport Chain. This chain is high tensile carbon steel, heat treated, and is available in custom lengths. We also offer Grade 70 Grab and Slip Hooks along with Ratchet and Lever Style Load Binders.

Crosby Swivel Hoist Rings Provided to Customers by Northern Strands

Northern Strands offers a numerous Crosby Rigging products to our customers. Crosby Swivel Hoist Rings have a variety of applications and are used similarly to shoulder eye bolts to help with connecting hooks and chains. Swivel Hoist Rings are rated at 100% at a 90° angle. 

        The Crosby UNC Swivel Hoist Rings are individually tested 2-2/5 times the recommended Working Load Limit. This ensures that the product will perform properly within the specified working load limit.

        Northern Strands also supplies Crosby Metric Swivel Hoist Rings. This Swivel Hoist Ring washer is color coded for easy identification (silver & metric thread). 


        Crosby's Heavy Lift Swivel Hoist Rings have increased durability and can be used in less than ideal field conditions. The Heavy Lift Swivel Hoist Ring also has a larger opening than the standard Hoist Ring. 

        The Cold-Tuff UNC Heavy Lift Swivel Hoist Rings are produced with maximum hardness of 34 HRc. The body, brushing, washer, and bail have impact requirements of 31 ft-lbs minimum average at -4. The bolt has impact requirements of 20 ft-lbs with a minimum average at -150°F. 



        Stainless Steel Swivel Hoist Rings by Crosby are available at Northern Strands as well. All components are 316 stainless steel, execpt the bolt retainers that are made from 15-7 PH magnetic stainless steel. The Available capacities range from 400 lbs to 50,000 lbs. The Stainless Steel Swivel Hoist Ring is rated at 100% at a 90° angle.


        It is important to use Swivel Hoists properly to ensure that work is completed safely. Never exceed the working load limit of a swivel hoist ring. Northern Stands offers a free sling calculator that can be used to calculate the necessary angles when using a swivel hoist and a sling. The Northern Strands Sling Calculator can be found here: Sling Calculator 


For additional information on Swivel Hoists or the other Crosby products offered at Northern Strands, please contact us!

Phone: 306-242-7073
Email: sales@northernstrands.com

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