Swing hanging straps can be a great replacement for bulky chains that rust, pinch fingers, and can kill your tree. Today, we’re going to walk through how you would install them in a variety of applications.
How to Connect a Hanging Strap to Your Tire Swing
If you’re hanging a tire swing, you can also use our swing hanging straps to connect the tire to your main swing hanging strap.
If you hang the tire vertically, you can simply wrap the strap around the tire just like you did with the tree limb.
If you plan to hang the tire horizontally so that multiple kids can sit and swing together, then you’ll need our tire swing bolts. They are made just for this purpose with rust-resistant stainless steel and extra wide washers to grip the rubber on the tire.
To connect the strap to the bolts, simple pass the looped end of the strap through the center of the bolt (like threading the head of a needle). Then, pass the other end of the strap through the looped end and pull the strap tight.
If you’re really a detail-oriented person, you can even fold the webbing in half in the loop so that it lays neatly around the ring of the bolt. 🙂
Have you ever seen a tree swing rope or chain cutting into the bark of the limb it’s hooked to? Over time, it’s not uncommon for them to kill the limb and cause it to fall altogether. Hopefully, it’s not on your kids.
That’s why we like to use straps instead.
One of the best features of using straps when installing a new tree swing is that they distribute the load of the swing and rider over a wider surface area. As a result, the bark and limb aren’t damaged, and you can insure that even your children’s children will be able to swing from that same spot.
Once you’ve decided how tall your limb or play set post is and ordered the correct length strap, simply loop the webbed end of the strap around the post and pass the end back through the webbed loop.
How to Install a Swing Strap Around a Limb or Post
Next, pull the strap tight. If the strap is a little too long, you can loop the strap around the post multiple times to shorten the length that is hanging.
Next, use the included carabiner to hook the strap to the swing. If you’re hanging a tire swing and want to allow the tire to spin freely without twisting the strap, this is where you would hook to the swivel.
Now that you have all of the pieces, it’s just a matter of using carabiners to snap everything together, and you’re ready to swing.
I’m sure your kids or grandkids will love their new tire swing just as much as ours love theirs. If you have any problems getting things set up, just send leave a comment below with your problem, and we’ll get you squared away.