The Timken Company has introduced a new line of Drives Leaf Chain to address global demand for heavy-duty large pitch leaf chain. The company now offers a complete series of Drives large pitch leaf chain in sizes BL12 through BL20. Large pitch leaf chains are used in saddle cranes and front-end loaders found in rail yards and ports throughout the world. “The in-house, state-of-the-art designed tooling we use in manufacturing helps enhance our leaf chain performance, improving pitch tolerance and hole quality for better fatigue strength and pin retention," said Tom Young, director of the Drives business at Timken. "We specifically designed our wide-waist link plates to resist bending for higher fatigue strength.” Timken manufactures Drives leaf chain using high quality steel at its Drives chain facility in Fulton, Illinois.