Rubber Belt Swing Seat with Cushion
Our Rubber Belt Swing Seat with cushion has an extra piece of fluted rubber at the front and back of this seat gives it a cushion bumper for added safety. The dimensions of the seat are 24” x 6” x 11/16” or 30 ¼” hanger to hanger. It is made with EPDM rubber, welded triangular hardware and an insert to resist vandalism. EPDM: Ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer is a synthetic rubber material which helps prevent crazing, cracking and oxidizing. Natural rubber is often made from recycled tires etc., and you are never sure what the actual rubber mixture is. It often wears off on children’s clothes. It cracks and crazes, making the seat unsightly and allowing moisture to get into the seat. This makes the seat deteriorate at a much quicker rate. Our seats are made of EPDM rubber that is made especially for our swing seats. The rubber does not rub off on children’s clothes, and the seats last much longer than natural rubber swings. Unlike seats made of polymer, seats made of EPDM rubber hold up well in extreme temperatures, both very hot and very cold.
Our seats have galvanized steel triangles and steel plates that are riveted to the seat with galvanized rivets. We go to the added expense of welding each triangle together so they cannot be pulled apart and pulled off the seat. We believe our swings are one of the few that have these welded triangles. The triangle is constructed of 3/8” dia. cold rolled steel with the ends welded together. The plate is 1/16” thick h.r. stamped galvanized steel. The rivets which are used to rivet the plate through the EPDM rubber and steel insert are made of ¼” diameter steel. There are three rivets on each side of the seat.
The Rubber Belt Swing Seat with cushion has a 1075 rounded edge steel insert, full hard, painted with a non-rusting adhesive, and then coated with rubber that is from ¼” to 3/8” thick. The seat’s insert has had an extra process rounding the edges to prevent injuries from sharp edges. This is a new innovation by our company, not offered by other companies, which helps prevent a child from being cut if the rubber is ever torn off a seat.