How do I determine which chain I should purchase?
The chain that you need can be determined by a numbering system, included in the reference below:
Please download and open our forklift chain quick reference guide to find the chain that you need. There is a glossary of the terms used in this guide at the bottom of this article.
Please Note: We are unable to accept returns on cut chain.
Pitch is the distance between two pins in in each link of chain.
BL chain is the most common type of chain. It is featured in the first 6 pages of this guide.
AL chain is not common. The difference is the plate thickness which leads to an overall chain width difference.
- AL chain in a sheave designed for BL chain will slide side-to-side
- BL chain will be too wide for an AL sheave
Master Link: The master link part number is the right-most number in the grid in this chain guide.
NOTE: Do not use a master link to repair leaf chain.
Anchors and Pins: Pins are case hardened steel and are specific to chain and anchor type.