Terms and Conditions of Sale


PRICES: Prices are subject to change without notice. Invoices are based upon prices in effect at time of order. Check our website for up to date pricing. Fuel surcharges may apply.


TERMS OF PAYMENT: VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover accepted. Net Cash 10 days for approved accounts.


MINIMUM INVOICE: $50.00, FOB Saugerties, NY


LATE CHARGE: A late charge of 1.5% per month is added to accounts over sixty (60) days from date of invoice.


RETURNED CHECKS: A $30.00 fee is charged for returned checks.


FREIGHT POLICY: All shipments are FOB warehouse. Freight Collect or Prepay and Add plus handling. Fehr Bros. Industries, Inc. reserves the right to ship by carrier of our choice. Policy subject to change.


COD fees, redelivery, inside delivery, lift gate, call for appointment, over length, residential delivery, airfreight charges and any other special handling or packaging charges are the respon­sibility of the customer.


Bills of lading must be signed with exception for missing goods or exposed damages. Freight claims for damaged or missing materials are the responsibility of the buyer. All cartons must be inspected for concealed damage or shortage upon receipt. Claims must be submitted to the carrier within five (5) business days.


RETURNS: Fehr Bros. wants you to be 100% satisfied with our products and service. Merchandise in its original condition may be returned for credit within thirty (30) days of receipt of material. Our Customer Service Department will provide a Return Material Authorization (RMA) form and number on request. Affix the RMA number labels to the outer carton and return the form with the material, freight paid, to the warehouse indicated on the RMA instructions. Call 800.431.3095.


A restocking fee of 15% plus freight charges may apply. No freight collect or COD shipments will be accepted. Unauthorized shipments will be returned at the customer’s expense. Special order material and material cut to custom specifications are not returnable.


WARRANTY: Fehr Bros. Industries, Inc. warranties its products against defective materials and workmanship at time of shipment. Damage in transit is the responsibility of the carrier. Claims are subject to inspection by our authorized representative, and liability is limited to replacement of material or refund of the purchase price. We cannot be responsible for labor charges and consequential damages.

Warnings and Cautions Governing the Sale and Use of Cable, Springs and Attachments

All products are sold subject to the following Warnings and Cautions and with the express understanding that the purchaser and/or user are thoroughly familiar with their proper use. Fehr Bros. Industries, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the use, misuse or misapplication of its products.


WORKING LOAD LIMIT: The Working Load Limit (WLL) is the maximum load which should be applied to the product under any condition. WLL is based on a load being uniformly applied in a straight-line pull. It is the responsibility of the end user to determine a WLL for each application. Many factors should be considered including, but not limited to, loads applied, speed of operation, acceleration, length of cable, shock loads, abrasion, corrosion, size, condition of drums and sheaves, and the danger to life and property should a cable break.


BREAKING STRENGTH: Breaking Strengths apply only to new, unused Cable. Do NOT use Breaking Strength for design or rating purposes. Use WLL instead.


AVOID SHOCK LOADS: Loads exceeding the static load caused by rapid change of movement. WLL will not apply.


MATCHING COMPONENTS: All attachments used with chain and wire rope must be of suitable material, type and strength to provide adequate safety protection. Attachments should have WLL at least equal to the other components with which they are used.

INSPECTION: No product can operate indefinitely at its rated capacity. Cables must be lubricated and maintained in accordance with normal safety standards. Do not kink, knot or crush. Cable, wire rope, chain and attachments must be inspected regularly for any deterioration which may result in the loss of original strength. User must determine whether further use of product would constitute a safety hazard to life or property.


MARKING REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Customs Law requires that the end user of imported products be informed of the country of origin. All imported products sold by Fehr Bros.
are marked accordingly. Resellers are responsible for relaying country of origin information to the end user.


SPECIFICATIONS: Product dimensions, weights, strengths and other specifications listed are approximate and may vary according to industry standards.




WARNING: Use only Grade 80 Alloy Chain for overhead lifting purposes or where failure is likely to cause damage to property or persons. Proof Coil, High Test, and Grade 70 Transport Chains are not to be used for overhead lifting. Eliminate all twists and kinks in chain before using. All dimensions are nominal and all weights are approximate.


INSPECTION: All chain and attachments should be in­spected regularly for visible damage, distortion, elongation, corrosion, wear, bent links, cracks, or nicks which can cause breakage or seriously reduce the strength and ability to perform safely.


MATCH COMPONENTS PROPERLY: Attachments should have WLL at least equal to the chain with which they are used. 





WARNING: Do not exceed the rated capacity of winches or other components. Winches are not to be used for lifting humans or loads overhead. Do not use winches to secure loads to a trailer; use appropriate tie-downs.

The rated winch capacity is based on one layer of line on the drum. As the line builds on the drum the capacity decreases.

Never fully extend the line under load. Keep out of the line of force of any load.

Maintain control of handle under load. Inspect and secure the handle regularly.



WARNING: Cables are not suitable for use in aircraft controls.


BREAKING STRENGTHS: Breaking Strengths apply only to new, unused Wire Rope and Cable.


WORKING LOAD LIMIT: It is the responsibility of the ultimate user to determine a Working Load Limit for each
appli­cation. Many factors should be consid­ered included among, but not limited to: loads applied, speed of operation, acceleration or deceleration, length of rope or cable, shock loads, abrasion, corrosion, number, size, condition and location of drums and sheaves, facilities for inspection, and the danger to life and property should a rope or cable break.

Wire Ropes and Cables must be stored, used, lubricated and maintained in accor­dance with normal safety standards; and must be proper­ly designed, maintained, and operated. Inspect regularly. Do not kink, knot or crush.


INSPECTION: No product can operate indefinitely at its rated capacity. Wire Rope and Cable must be inspect­ed regularly for any deterioration which may result in the loss of original strength. User must determine whether further use of the rope would constitute a safety hazard to life or property.

Lubricate operating ropes regularly.

Keep out from under any raised loads and keep out of the line of force of any load.

Avoid Shock Loads.



The RoHS directive, enacted in the European Union in 2002 and ratified recently in 2015 (RoHS 3), stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. This directive impacts the Electronics and Electrical Equipment (EEE) industries and affects any business that sells applicable electronic products, equipment, sub-assemblies, cables (electrical), components or spare parts (as related to the product categories below) to EU countries.

The list of restricted products is as follows:

  • Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI): < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
  • Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm

The product categories affected are:

  • Large household appliances: refrigerators, washers, stoves, air conditioners
  • Small household appliances: vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons
  • Computing & communications equipment: computers, printers, copiers, phones
  • Consumer electronics: TVs, DVD players, stereos, video cameras
  • Lighting: lamps, lighting fixtures, light bulbs
  • Power tools: drills, saws, nail guns, sprayers, lathes, trimmers, blowers
  • Toys and sports equipment: videogames, electric trains, treadmills
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Control and monitoring equipment
  • Automatic dispensers: vending machines, ATM machines
  • Catch-all: all other electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) not covered under the other categories

The majority of the products distributed by Fehr Bros Industries, while they may contain some level of Lead or Chromium, do not fall under the scope of this directive, in that they are not designed for use in the above product categories. Products that are used in conjunction with the listed categories, but which are not homogenous to the end product, are not covered under the scope of the directive.

Certain fasteners like Tek Screws, Machine screws, Track Bolts and Carriage Bolts may fall under the scope, if used in the above product categories.

Please contact your Fehr Bros. Representative if you intend to use our products in one of the above product categories, to discuss compliance of the applicable materials.

Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986


Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986 in California. This act requires companies doing business in California to provide specific warnings to Californians about potential significant exposure to a list of chemicals which may cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm.

Proposition 65 requires California to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. This list, which must be updated minimally once per year, currently includes approximately 900 chemicals.

Fehr Bros has reviewed our product lines and we have determined it is best to provide warnings based on the potential presence of specific chemicals, without attempting to determine the potential exposure levels. We have decided that in the interest of extreme caution, it is best to label all of our products that may contain one or more of the listed products, even though they may be below the level of concern outlined in Proposition 65 or may provide no exposure at all.

Effective immediately, Fehr Bros will be labeling all cartons and unit packaging where there is even the remote possibility it may contain one of the listed chemicals that we have identified. If you have any concerns about our products, we encourage you to contact our product specialists to discuss the item prior to purchase. Prop65 warning labels will be placed on our product packaging as a precaution and do not necessarily represent that the products contents exceed the established "significant risk" level outlined by California.