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Hook and Clevis Mount

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Matt's Clevis

 

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Due to unprecedented order volumes, shipping times may be delayed 24-48 hours. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if the top of my bucket is double-walled?

Q: Do you provide backing plates?

Q: Do you offer different finish options other than Zinc Chromate Plated?

Q: What is the best way to paint the hooks/clevis mounts?

Q: What are common Working Load Limits (WLL) for various types of chain?

Q: Do you offer any other size or style hooks?

Q: Why don't you offer 3/8" Bolt on Hooks?

Q: Will my 3/8" chain fit in the 5/16" grab hooks?

Q: How much does Grade 70 chain weigh?

Q: What are the dimensions of the Mounting Plates?

Q: What is the proper way to use "Grab" Hooks?

Q: Do you ship to Canada or other countries?

Q: What method of shipping do you use?

Q: I do not have a PayPal account, how can I buy your hooks or other products?

Q: What is your Return/Refund/Reshipping policy?

Q: I am only ordering some Weld-On hooks and Blank Plates, do I still have to pay $13.00 for shipping?


 

Q: What if the top of my bucket is double-walled?
A #1:  Some heavy duty buckets have a double wall construction on the top, and bolting hooks to them could damage the bucket by compressing the wall’s together, and you would not be able to properly torque the bolts.  If you have this type of bucket construction, then these hooks may not be the best option and you should consider having the hooks welded on.

In summery, KBOGH/BoltOnHooks LLC does not recommend or endorse the use of the bolt on products for these heavy duty, double walled style buckets.

A #2:  One customer, Bob from IN recently did an install on his 3320/300cx/HD Bucket with custom made spacers.  You can read the details here on the GreenTractorTalk forum. Bob knew the potential issues and assumed all responsibly in this application. We cannot offer this solution due to the difference's in the buckets.

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Q: Do you provide backing plates?
A: Yes, but please read this before spending your money: The two large USS grade #8 washers and the two small SAE grade #8 washers can and will provide the needed support for these hooks if they are used as intended on SCUT’s (sub-compact utility tractors) and CUT’s (compact utility tractors).  When in use, the bolts are in a “shear” situation, and a backing plate will not provide any more strength in that direction.  Remember that the hooks are designed to pull in one direction, and that is against the material of the bucket and not up and away from the bucket.  

One more thing to consider is that the top of most buckets is only made of thin 1/8”, 10 gauge, or 3/16” mild steel, so even if you had plates and over-stressed the hooks by yanking on them-you will still bend the bucket ahead of the plates and behind them.  Common sense must prevail also so as not to damage your equipment.


Here are some Stress Analysis Models, as you can see-you only gain 250 lbs (17%) increase with the plates:

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SA-1 SA-2

SA-3 SA-4

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Q: Do you offer different finish options other than Zinc Chromate Plated?
A: No.  These hooks can be used on a variety of equipment, so no matter what color we offered-there would be someone who wanted something else, so the decision was made to have them plated and leave the final color choice to the customer if they choose to paint them at all.  It also helps keeps the cost down not having to stock different finish options.

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Q: What is the best way to paint the hooks/clevis mounts?
A: You can scuff them, clean with a solvent, prime and then paint them...But most customers are not bothering anymore since the hooks are plated now. The paint will just chip off when they are used anyway, and the plating is tougher than any paint or powder coating would ever be. Most of the painted pictures on the website are from before we had the plated hooks.

Here is something to think about: What other "hardware" on the tractor is painted?

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Q: What are common Working Load Limits (WLL) for various types of chain?
A: The most commonly used chain is called "G70" or "Transport" chain, it is gold in color and used for most everything but overhead lifting. Plain steel chain is usually G40. See chart below:

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Chain WLL's

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Q: Do you offer any other size or style hooks?
A: We are now offering a Shackle/Clevis mount in both weld-on and bolt-on styles. They use a standard 1/2" size shackle available for purchase from us.  We also now sell hooks and D-rings for those who want to weld them on themselves.

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Q: Why don't you offer 3/8" Bolt on Hooks?
A: There are several reasons we do not offer them in this size, here are a few:

1) There is very little demand for them, so getting larger/different plates laser cut would not be cost-effective.

2) To maintain the rated load capacity (6,600lbs) of 3/8" hooks, up to four bolts may be needed-you would quickly run out of room on top of the bucket.

3) If you truly need the load capacity (6,600lbs) of 3/8" hooks, then I feel they should be welded on and the bucket reinforced as well. In addition, most heavy duty buckets have a double wall on top and bolt-on hooks are not recommended for this style bucket.

4) The 5/16" hooks that we sell will accept 3/8" chain, but obviously at the reduced load capacity (4,700lbs) of the smaller hooks.

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Q: Will my 3/8" chain fit in the 5/16" grab hooks?
A: In most cases, yes it fits just fine-but obviously at the reduced load capacity (4,700lbs) of the smaller hooks.

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Q: How much does Grade 70 chain weigh?
A: Here are approximate "per foot" weights for common sized chains:
1/4" = 11.50 ounces
5/16" = 15.50 ounces
3/8" = 1 pound 6.50 ounces
1/2" = 2 pounds 7 ounces
5/8" = 3 pounds 14 ounces

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Q: What are the dimensions of the Mounting Plates?
A #1: The Hooks, Clevis Mounts, and Backing Plates measure nominally 2-5/8” x 3-3/8” and are 1/4” thick.  The holes are .505" in diameter, and the spacing is 2-1/8” on center.

A #2: The 2x2 Bolt-On Receiver Hitch plate measures 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" and is 1/4" thick. The holes are .505" in diameter and the spacing is 2-1/8" on center front-to rear, and 4-1/2" on center side-to-side.

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Q: What is the proper way to use "Grab" Hooks?
A: Always make sure the chain link is fully seated in the throat of the grab hook as shown on the left below. NEVER use the "hook-to-hook" configuration shown in the center, and NEVER hook the chain onto the pointed part of the grab hook as shown on the right.

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Updated 10/23/16

 

Q: Do you ship to Canada or other countries?
A #1 For Canada:
Yes, shipping charges of $43.95usd are automatically added in the shopping cart for ALL Canadian orders, this is the fee the USPS charges for a Medium Flat-Rate box up to 20 pounds. Order 1 hook or 6, the fee will be $43.95usd, sorry to our brothers to the North but this is out of our control.

For small parts that may fit into a Small Flat-Rate box (4 pounds Maximum) the charge will be $23.95usd. We will refund the difference when printing the shipping label.

These fees are due the weight of the products, and these are the fees the USPS charges-we DO NOT profit from shipping charges! We used to offer reduced rates for small orders under 4lbs, but the recent rate increase of up to 28.2% from the USPS made this not cost effective anymore.


A #2 For other countries:
Please contact us (boltonhooks@gmail.com) directly and I will send a PayPal invoice including the extra charges.  Please DO NOT use the "Add to Cart" buttons on the ordering pages.
Yes, we will ship to most countries using USPS Medium Flat-Rate box's, the current charge for this service is $63.95usd to $75.95usd for up to 20 pounds of product, please email for a quote. We charge what the USPS charges only-no mark up.

Please DO NOT use the "Add to Cart" buttons on the ordering pages.

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Updated 1/29/17

Q: What method of shipping do you use?
A: All orders are shipped Priority Mail via the USPS. Please email me if other services are required. Local pickup is also available in the Westminster, Maryland 21158 area. Please check your email (including spam folder) for tracking info 24 hours after ordering.

A $13 fee is automatically added to every order for shipping expenses (US Orders).

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Q: I do not have a PayPal account, how can I buy your hooks or other products?
A #1: Even if you do not have a PayPal account, you can still click the links provided and pay with a credit/debit card. You do not have to register with PayPal and your transaction is completely secure. Just select the "Check Out" button in the cart (see picture below).

A #2: If you want to pay by a personal/business check or money order, just contact us (boltonhooks@gmail.com) and I will send you the total and my address via email, it’s just that simple.

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Q: What is your Return/Refund/Reshipping policy?
A: New/Unused items may be returned for a full refund within 30 days of ordering, minus the $13.00 shipping fee ($7.00 if we used a Small Flat Rate Box). Please email for specific return information.
If you have installed, painted, or otherwise altered the product from New/Unused condition please contact us before sending the items back.

In addition, KBOGH/BoltOnHooks LLC will not be responsible for any fees assessed to reship an order if the wrong shipping information is provided at the time of purchase.

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Q: I am only ordering some Weld-On hooks and Blank Plates, do I still have to pay $13.00 for shipping?
A: No, if we can fit your order into a USPS Small Flat Rate box, We will refund $6.00 through PayPal.

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