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.
**Installation, Safe Use and Maintenance Instructions**
IMPORTANT: To keep children safe from harm, follow these precautions and instructions when installing, using, or maintaining this playground equipment. You can see this PDF.
Installation: 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.
Safe Use: This is for children 5-12 year olds only. Not for Adults. Adults should supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to stand on or use unsafely. Do not allow it to be used if damaged.
Maintenance: Do the following to reduce the chance of serious injuries. Check monthly for cracks, rust, missing rivets, open S-hooks or evidence of vandalism such as cutting, metal showing through the material or bent seats from children standing on them. Tighten and lubricate all metallic moving parts per manufacturer's instructions. Check all protective coverings on nuts, bolts, pipes, edges, corners and all moving parts including swing hangers, swing seats, ropes, cables, chains, shackles, pendulums for excessive wear and tighten bolts. Replace as needed. Make sure there are no exposed footings, anchoring devices, rocks, roots, holes or any other obstacles in or around playground equipment. In high use areas these inspections should be done more frequently. Clean with mild soap and water when you do the monthly maintenance checks.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.
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