If measurement comes in the link, cut the following link. For two leg type slings, count the links and use an even number for clevis hooks and an odd number for eye hooks. This will position hooks in the same plane. In multi leg slings always use the same number of links in each leg.
When using chain slings in choker applications, the Working Load Limit must be reduced by 20%. Midco recommends a minimum angle of choke of 120 degrees. Consult Midco when planning to use an angle of choke of less than 120 degrees. If cradle grab hooks are used at a minimum angle of choke of 120 degrees, the full sling rated WLL can be utilized.
In shortening applications, a 20% reduction of the Working Load Limit is required except when using a cradle grab hooks or chain shortener link. They can be used without any reduction to the Working Load Limit.
NEVER EXCEED THE WORKING LOAD LIMIT!