When using our clamps or any product necessary for a pull it is imperative to make sure all have been maintained, installed and operated properly to prevent personal injury or property damage.
The operator needs to be familiar with all installation, operational and maintenance requirements.
Our products should only be used by properly trained and supervised personnel.
Use common sense, industry standard safety guidelines, the safety precautions below and other procedures you have learned and found to be effective in avoiding potential injury or property damage during a given operation.
The collision repair business has it’s safety risks, so the following are recommended.
Before and after each use inspect all equipment including clamps. Do not use any component if they are bent, elongated, gouged, excessively nicked, worn or damaged in any way.
Nuts, bolts, pins and other fasteners must be tight and secure.
Apply pressure smoothly on clamps, chains, hooks and accessories. Sudden jerks can cause rapid load application resulting in an overload situation.
As stated above, only authorized and properly trained personnel should use clamps and other components.
Use only WeschTools recommended nuts and bolts when replacing them in clamps.
Use of NON recommended nuts and bolts will void the Limited Lifetime Warranty and could cause product failure.
Never exceed the rated capacity or working load limit of any component.
Use of an impact wrench on bolts can damage the bolt threads and could result in a clamp releasing it’s grip.
Monitor your anchor locations continuously during a pull.
Watch for weld seam separation.
A popping noise may indicate a weld is breaking.
All clamps and especially the clamp jaw must be thoroughly cleaned.
Remove any undercoating or grease from attachment points. Care must be taken to avoid damage to all wires, lines and hoses when you attach the pulling clamps.
During pull stay clear of your pulling equipment.
Use of secondary safety ties for the chain must be used.
Do not overload pulling equipment.
If the pulling equipment is stressed, release tension and re-evaluate the pull.
Minimize potential backlash by wrapping chain with safety chains, blankets or tarps.
Always use and monitor a pressure gauge when using pulling equipment.
Never attach a clamp to any suspension, steering or other mechanical parts. Only attach pull to mounting points.
Always wear high impact safety goggles when performing a pull.