This swing hanger is 3 1/2" O.D. with an 11" circumference and features an "oil lite" bronze bearing and axle bolt with lock tight nut. The stamped steel has more ability to bend so they will not snap when torqued too tightly. The lower half of the swing hanger body has a figure eight pendulum with a sintered bronze bearing incorporated into it, to reduce wear. The bronze is impregnated with oil so the bearings do not have to be oiled. The pendulum is 1" wide and is a completely closed figure eight so that the connecting S-hook or shackle can not be dislodged from the hanger. The two halves of the hanger are bolted together with a 12mm carriage bolt with a hex lock tight nut. The pendulum is held to the hanger with a #12 axle bolt with a long shoulder so the bearing does not ride on the threads. It also has a lock tight nut. Holds up to 5000 lbs.
Hangers should be spaced 2 ft from the end of the set and 2 ft a part for each swing. Place the two halves of the hanger around the top rail of the swing set. The swinging pendulum or shackle will be facing downwards. The side bolts are placed with the heads on the top of the hanger and the threads facing downwards with the nuts on the bottom. Using no more than 50 lbs. of torque tighten the side bolts. After tightening, the threads should not be showing more than two threads past the nut, and the hanger should fit snuggly on the pipe. Grease or oil bushings if squeaking noises are heard. You will need to use S-hooks or 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. WARNING: Once the S-hooks have been opened they will have to be replaced to avoid injuries from coming open and/or breaking. Make sure that if you are using shackles they are also tightened.