leaf chain

Leaf Chain

Donghua’s Leaf Chain and Forklift Chain products are tried and tested for all the leading forklift truck brands and are in use across the UK. Donghua Limited now stamps CE Marking on all our leaf chain products sold across the EEA to reassure our customers that we take responsibility for the conformity of our product to applicable EC safety directives. We also issue a DEKRA certificate alongside our usual product test certificate.

Leaf Chain Product Range

Forklift Truck Replacement Chain Kit

Donghua’s Leaf Chain is specifically developed with material handling equipment manufacturers and is tried & tested with all leading forklift truck brands used in the UK.

Tail Lift Chain

Tail Lift Chain

Donghua’s Tail Lift Chain is designed to fit all major tail lift truck brands including DEL Equipment, Dhollandia, Ratcliff Palfinger and Ross & Bonnyman, withstand harsh conditions and conform with current HSE regulations.

Heavy Duty Lifting Chain

Heavy Duty Lifting Chain

Donghua’s Heavy Duty Lifting Leaf Chain is designed for use with ‘Sky Stacker’ container handlers. Sky Stacker leaf chains are probably the most enduring and high-load bearing hoisting chains imaginable.


Heavy Duty Drill Compensator Chain

Used within offshore oil rigs where high-loads and abrasive conditions are standard, these large, special-built Drilling Chains are extremely durable and have an exceptionally long wear life.

Galle Leaf Chain

Galle Leaf Chain

Used by water utility and water treatment companies for hoisting applications in very wet conditions, such as sluice gates. Our Galle Leaf Chain is extremely durable and anti-corrosive to withstand water resistance and prolong wear-life.

Pipe Wrench Chain

Typically used during the construction of large pipe works, our Pipe Wrench Chain is used to firmly handle pipes in confined spaces by attaching to the pipe and the pipe wrench handle to form a flexible ligament.


Select any of above for more information about Donghua’s Leaf Chain & Forklift Chain product range.

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Leaf Chain Standards

BL Standard – Heavy duty range of Leaf Chain specifically designed for lifting applications, especially forklift trucks, loading platforms and counterweight systems. Common sizes used are BL534, BL634 and BL834.

EL Standard – European standard leaf chain based on European Standard Roller Chain components.

AL Standard – American standard leaf chain based on American Standard Roller Chain components.

Individually Laced (FLC) – Older style chain more often used by UK based manufacturers for use in lifts and forklift trucks.The plates are in singles meaning the lacing combinations are different to standard chains i.e. 4×5, 5×6, 8×9 etc.

Non-Standard Leaf Chain – Specialist leaf chain, including pipe wrench chain, to suit individual requirements.

Leaf Chain with Plastic Inserts

Leaf chain with plastic inserts is identified primarily by pitch rather than by a standard, as is the case with ordinary leaf chain. The addition of plastic inserts enables the unit to carry hydraulic hose and also provides added protection for the hydraulic RAM. This type of chain is most commonly used on Linde and Jungheinrich trucks.

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