Use the eye bolt that is stamped with its rated weight. Some eye bolts are marked with their thread size NOT with their rated capacities. Make sure you select the correct eyebolt based on its type and capacity for the lift you are conducting.
- Use plain or regular eye bolts (non-shoulder) or ring bolts for vertical loading only. Angle loading on non-shoulder bolts will bend or break them.
- Use shoulder eye bolts for vertical or angle loading. Be aware that lifting eye bolts at an angle reduces the safe load.
- Follow the manufacturer's recommended method for angle loading.
- Use an eye bolt that is made of materials that can withstand the environment it is being used in (e.g., corrosion, extreme weather, etc.)
Incorrect use of shoulder bolt
Shoulder eye bolt with load correctly applied
Incorrect way of applying angle load