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Pre-Made Grade 70 Tie Down Chain
Pre-Made Grade 70 Tie Down Chain
VQ J-hook
VQ J-hook
VGD Winch Straps Coil
VGD Winch Straps Coil
Wheel Choker Sling
Wheel Choker

Cargo Control

VQ – J Hook Tow Chain Long Shank Grade 70

VQ J-hook

Towing Hooks, also known as Transport or recovery hooks, are additions and attachments, mostly used for car haulers & tie-down replacements. These hooks are forged from Grade 70 steel and built with a working load limit of 5,400-lb so that hooks tie-in with the grade 70 5/16″ chain.

  • Drop forged J hook, are plated for corrosion resistance.
  • For use with 5/16″ chain
VGD J-hook End Markings
SizeRecommended Chain Product Code WLL Lbs Weight (lbs/pc)
15″ Length G70 5/16"3703 021554003.90

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Connection Option

To connect your new J-Hook to your existing grade 70 chain setup there are a few ways you can do this.
Below are two options we have that you can use.

J-hook connection options

Pre-Made Grade 70 Tie Down Chain Complete With Safety Tags

Pre-made grade 70 tie-down chain complete with grab hooks both ends and safety tags. Comes in a convenient plastic pail for storage and carrying.

  • V7 stamped on the link for quality identification

Vanguard quality of more than 50 years stands behind this product.

PRODUCT CODESIZE & LENGTHDESCRIPTION
3807-20165/16″x16ftG70 Tie Down C/W Clevis Grab Hooks & Safety Tag
3807-20205/16"x20ftG70 Tie Down C/W Clevis Grab Hooks & Safety Tag
3807-20255/16"x25ftG70 Tie Down C/W Clevis Grab Hooks & Safety Tag
3807-24163/8"x16ffG70 Tie Down C/W Clevis Grab Hooks & Safety Tag
3807-24203/8"x20ftG70 Tie Down C/W Clevis Grab Hooks & Safety Tag
3807-24253/8"x25ftG70 Tie Down C/W Clevis Grab Hooks & Safety Tag

VQ Polyester Winch Strap w/D Ring

Winch straps are the most common tie downs for flatbed trailer loads.
Made of durable polyester webbing, providing excellent retained tension on rigid loads.
It has excellent recovery properties that help absorb impact without strap breakage.
Does not absorb moisture, shrink or stretch.

High visible yellow to make it easily discernible from most background.

Each strap is tagged with:

  • VGD Vanguard Steel Ltd
    Working Load Limit
    B/S
    Part number
Winch Sling D-Ring
WidthLengthEnd FittingWeight lbs.pc. WLL (lbs) Product Code
4"30ftD Ring3.9054003709 3430

VQ Eye and Eye Wheel Choker

Our VQ Wheel chokers are normally used on recovery vehicles to assist with tying down vehicles to a trailer without damaging alloy wheels. The soft polyester strap is strong enough to take a load of up to 2600 lbs. The polyester eyes replace the old style D-rings to prevent scratching and a protective cover that protect the polyester strands.

Wow, they don't scratch the rims like the old style ones...

WidthWLL LbsWeight LbsProduct Code
2"26003709-3519

Basic Instructions

To assist with their safe usage, we have compiled these wheel choker instructions.

  • The straps are used in conjunction with a long strap (normally 4m long).
  • The long strap is passed through the eye at one end of the wheel strap,
    around the back of the wheel of the vehicle and back through the eye at
    the other end of the wheel strap.

The wheel strap lays horizontally across the side of the wheel.

Cargo Security information

Using Chain as Tie-Downs.
The one thing all of these chains have in common is that all can be used as tie-downs. The majority of chain used for tie-downs is Grade 70, also known as transport chain. It is easily recognized because of the gold-coloured plating which distinguishes it from other chains; however, we recommend that the operator verify the grade by its embossed identification.

  • G7
  • G70
  • or for Vanguard Steel V7

Although the National Safety Code allows the use of coil chain of grade 30 we do not recommend using them, however, they all will have to be tagged.

National Safety Code Standard 10 – Cargo Securement Changes Effective January 1, 2010
 Requirement to use tie-downs marked with Working Load Limit.

Please Note: Even tho the chain tiedown may be tagged, the chain will need to be stamped in accordance with NACM by the manufacturer and the inspector will need to be able to see it present.
Stamping: Grade and manufacturers ID.

Safety should always be our number one concern so let’s make sure all the chain tie-downs are in good working condition. If you’re not sure of any part of these securement practices, please call WorkSafeBC or Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators for more assistance.

Do you need to have Tiedowns Tagged?

Cargo Security

Do you need to have Tiedowns Tagged?

This is an area we have gotten a lot of calls and where there isn’t an easy way to find the answers. But let me try and answer the main question whether you need your tiedowns tagged?

Answer:  YES.

There was a section in the NSCS10 that has been amended. Unmarked tiedowns.

National Safety Code Standard 10 – Cargo Securement Changes Effective January 1, 2010
 Requirement to use tiedowns marked with Working Load Limit.

WLL chart listed below is what is cited. National Association of Chain Manufacturers

Please Note: Even tho the chain tiedown may be tagged, the chain will need to be stamped in accordance with NACM by the manufacturer and the inspector will need to be able to see it present.
Stamping: Grade and manufacturers ID.

Safety should always be our number one concern so let’s make sure all the chain tiedowns are in good working condition. If you’re not sure of any part of these securement practices, please call WorkSafeBC or Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators for more assistance.

Driver’s Handbook on Cargo Securement is also a good resource.