Made of strong ductile iron and galvanized to resist rust, these Wooden Swingsets swing hangers feature an oil lite bronze bearing and axle bolt for long service life. For use on wooden swingsets frame. Plate is 5 1/4 x 2 with ½ holes that are 3 3/4 center to center.Tensile strength is 5000 lbs.
Installation: This wood beam swing hanger will have a long base with two ½ bolt holes on either end of the base. The long base is installed lengthwise on the beam, not perpendicular. To attach hanger first determine spacing by consulting either Figure 23, Table 7 for commercial swings, or for residential sets see spacing dimensions for ASTM 1148 diagram Mark wood beam with correct spacing, then place hanger on bottom of wood beam and mark holes with pencil. Using a power drill with a ½ bit, drill holes through wood beam. Insert appropriate length carriage bolt with flat washer on either side of wood beam, so carriage bolt points downwards. The bolts, washers and nuts are not included. Attach lock nut to carriage bolt and bottom washer. Check that the bolt is attached with no more than two threads showing beyond the nut. Check to see bolt is straight and nut is tight. Make sure swing hanger is straight. Repeat this process with the other hole in swing hanger. You will need to use S-hooks or H-shackles from the chain to the swing hangers. Make sure the S-hooks are closed to within .04 to meet ASTM safety standards. To do this you will need to use our S-hook pliers or a regular pair of channel lock pliers. Close according to Fig A1.19 for Fastening Devices. WARNING: Once the S-hooks have been opened they will have to be replaced to avoid injuries from coming open and/or breaking. If using an H-shackle the large end goes thru the swing hanger. Using a H175 wrench to open and close bolts. Make sure that if you are using shackles they are also tightened.
Protective surfacing that meets ASTM F1292 must be installed under swing set and extends at least six feet from the sides of the set and twice the height of the top bar in the front and back of swing set. Protective surfacing is one of the most important things that you can do to reduce the likelihood of serious injuries.