Galvanized welded triangular hardware makes this one of our sturdiest swing seats. This seat is 6" wide x 24" long. It is made with 70 EPDM rubber with insert to resist vandalism.
EPDM: Ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer is a synthetic rubber material which helps prevent crazing, cracking and oxidizing. It measures 6” x 24”. 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 can not 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 .75 dia. cold rolled steel with the ends welded together. The plate is .062 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 3/4 “ diameter steel. There are three rivets on each side of the seat.