S115 - Bumper Swing Seat w/Steel Insert - USA - Commercial has an extra piece of fluted rubber at the front and back of this seat gives it a cushion bumper for added safety. The dimensions of the seat are 24” x 6” x 11/16” or 30 ¼” hanger to hanger. It is made with EPDM rubber, welded triangular hardware and an insert to resist vandalism. EPDM: Ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer is a synthetic rubber material which helps prevent crazing, cracking and oxidizing. Natural rubber is often made from recycled tires etc., and you are never sure what the actual rubber mixture is. It often wears off on children’s clothes. It cracks and crazes, making the seat unsightly and allowing moisture to get into the seat. This makes the seat deteriorate at a much quicker rate. Our seats are made of EPDM rubber that is made especially for our swing seats. The rubber does not rub off on children’s clothes, and the seats last much longer than natural rubber swings. Unlike seats made of polymer, seats made of EPDM rubber hold up well in extreme temperatures, both very hot and very cold.
Our seats have galvanized steel triangles and steel plates that are riveted to the seat with galvanized rivets. We go to the added expense of welding each triangle together so they cannot be pulled apart and pulled off the seat. We believe our swings are one of the few that have these welded triangles. The triangle is constructed of 3/8” dia. cold rolled steel with the ends welded together. The plate is 1/16” thick h.r. stamped galvanized steel. The rivets which are used to rivet the plate through the EPDM rubber and steel insert are made of ¼” diameter steel. There are three rivets on each side of the seat.
The S115 seat has a 1075 rounded edge steel insert, full hard, painted with a non-rusting adhesive, and then coated with rubber that is from ¼” to 3/8” thick. The seat’s insert has had an extra process rounding the edges to prevent injuries from sharp edges. This is a new innovation by our company, not offered by other companies, which helps prevent a child from being cut if the rubber is ever torn off a seat.
We believe our seats are made to the highest standards available. Customers cannot see many of the extra hidden safety features. Uninformed users may think our seats and another suppliers are the same. However, they may not have added the hidden safety features that we have because of the added costs. We feel these safety features benefit the strength of our swings and the well-being of the children that use our equipment. This seat should last 2 years in harsh conditions and up to 5 years in optimal conditions. Some conditions may require replacement sooner. Tensile strength is 3100 lbs.
**Safe Use and Maintenance Instructions**
Safe Use: This seat is for children 4 - 12 years old only. This swing is intended for use by only one child at a time. Adults should supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to stand or kneel on seat or use unsafely. Do not allow it to be used if damaged. Do not use when wet. Instruct children not to wrap chains around top beam or twist chains. Tell children to watch for children and adults standing, walking or running close to moving swings and to stop swinging to avoid hitting them and causing injury. Tell children to hold chains tightly in each hand while swinging. Tell children not to get off swing until it has stopped completely.
Maintenance: At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for sharp edges on hardware and/or cracks in rubber. Make sure the steel insert is not showing through rubber. Check for vandalism. Check for rusty or worn chain. Replace parts if necessary. Check to make sure S-hooks and/ or Shackles are closed properly. Check resilient surfacing for appropriate depth and cleanliness. If you see wear on a swing, replace all swings purchased at the same time. Remove swings from set when temperature reaches zero or over 100°. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.
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