Pintle Chain

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With an open barrel design, Drives® Pintle chain self-cleans, handles adverse conditions and offers improved wear life. Some of its key features:


  • Precision punched holes increase load-bearing surface area and maximize working loads.
  • Optimum press-fits introduce residual compressive stresses, oppose tensile stresses from loading and provide greater pin retention.
  • Through-hardened, quad-staked pins promote additional press-fit and allowable working strength while resisting pin pullout due to side loading.
  • Low backing distance to the barrel enhances the contact area between the pin and the barrel.

Features & Benefits

  • Materials

    Starting with the best materials leads to higher strength and better wear life. Our manufacturing process begins with raw materials that meet exacting standards for metal grade, mechanical properties, carbon and alloy content to ensure minimization of impurities that impact tensile and fatigue strength.

  • Fabrication

    Drives designs each component to exacting dimensional standards for optimal performance. Through-hardened pins, open barrels and link plates work together to create Drives® Pintle chain. Its open-back design allows product to be pushed out of the chain, preventing stiff joints.

  • Heat Treatment

    Strict control of atmosphere, time and temperature optimize the material properties – increasing strength, durability and wear resistance.

  • Lubrication

    We use a proprietary lubrication process on all lubricated chains for enhanced corrosion protection and extended wear life.

  • Preloading

    Following assembly, all chains are preloaded to reduce initial run-in and extend the wear life of the chain.



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Choosing the Chain for Your Application

Use our Chain Configurator or Chain Engineer Mobile Web App for assistance selecting the right chain for your application. If you have a challenging demand beyond the scope of a standard Drives® chain, we would be excited to partner with you to provide custom-manufactured solutions to meet your specific needs.

Chain Configurator

Build and download a custom chain within a full 3D window with this state-of-the-art web app.

Chain Engineer

Explore our suite of mobile-friendly tools to help in the maintenance and selection of chain driven applications.