Formed by joining ends of 25 mm – 30 mm rope about 12 m long with a short end splice
- very commonly used
- used for bags, baled goods, barrels and cases .
- formed by sewing a piece of canvas between the parts of a rope sling
- cargo spillage retained in canvas
- used for mainly for bagged cargo stress on bags evenly spread, reducing chance of bags splitting.
- Similar to canvas sling but wood is used instead
- used for slinging fragile cargo
Chain sling :
- length of chain with large ring at one end and hook or smaller ring at the other
- used for lifting heavy logs, bundles of iron & most steelwork
- ensure no ‘kink’ before lifting cargo
Car sling :
- Many types : designed for rapid handling of cars & lorries
- spreaders fitted to prevent bodywork of vehicles from setting in
- for lorries, buses & big chassis, wire slings attached directly to ends of axles .
- Either rope or wire : with eye at each end
- wire : 16 – 20 mm dia 4 to 6 m long
- rope ; 50 – 60 mm dia 4 to 6 m long
- Used for slinging cases, bales, wet hides and timber
Net sling :
- Made of either rope or wire
- wooden board may be used with the net if there’s risk of packages being crushed
- Used for handling small packages, mails & sometimes frozen meat .
Box sling :
- Similar to trays- with wooden sides fixed around it
- used for handling fragile goods eg. explosives
- May be square, rectangular or round
- slung by short pieces of rope, called legs attached to the corners
- used for small cases or drums