How to Measure a U-Bolt
There are many different sizes and shapes of U-bolts. The most common are round bend, square bend, and semi-round/special bend. When measuring your U-bolt, you have to take these three measurements:
- The width of the steel rod (figure A)
- The interior width (figure B)
- The height measuring from the tip of one end to the interior curve of the U-bolt (figure C)
Step 3 is especially important because often people measure to the top of the exterior curve. You do not want to go any further than the start of the interior bend. If you have any questions, bring in your old U-bolt and our expert staff will measure and make you a new custom U-bolt while you watch.