How to Hang a Tire Swing

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If you’re looking for a unique way to surprise your little ones, then a tire swing makes perfect sense! But before you get started, there are a few safety tips that you should know. Read on to learn how to hang a tire swing. Or, if you’re ready to get started on your new backyard playground, shop our swing set equipment below!

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Select Your Frame

The first step in hanging your tire swing is choosing the frame that you will use to support it. The frame must be large and strong enough to comfortably withstand the weight of those who will be using the swing. When you shop for a frame from American Swing, you’ll get to pick out touches like the color of the frame fittings, so you can customize it to your liking!

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Clear Your Safety Zone

Proper swing set spacing is essential for safety. To place your swing set properly, review the following tips and recommendations:

  • There should be a minimum of six feet of clearance in every direction of a swing set, as recommended by The Consumer Product Safety Commission. This area is called the “safety zone.”
  • Soft spaces and flat ground are the ideal locations for a swing set. Soft ground allows for the balance and stability needed for safe swinging. You may even add wood chips or rubber mulch to the surrounding area to help prevent injuries by creating softer landing areas. Remember, never install playground equipment over concrete, asphalt, or any other hard surface.
  • Allow for approximately 24” from the bottom of the swing seat to the ground, regardless of age.

Gather Your Materials & Build

The four basic items that you’ll need to hang your tire swing are:

Take the following steps to hang your tire swing:

  • First, properly place your tire swing frame.
  • Next, attach your swivel to the frame. This is the device that connects the tire swing chains to the frame, and it provides the 360-degrees of movement that makes using a tire swing so much fun!
  • Lastly, complete the build by suspending your tire with the three chains that keep it evenly balanced as it swings. We recommend that you hang your swing 24” above the ground to start. From here, you can adjust accordingly depending on the height of your rider.

Build Your Tire Swing Today with American Swing

Now that you know how to hang a tire swing, it’s time to build your new backyard playground! Whether you’re searching for the perfect swing seat or a quality frame for your swing set, you’ll find it all at American Swing. With over 20 years in business, we are proud to offer a full range of residential swing set equipment that is affordable, safe, and built to last. Shop today! Your new tire swing awaits.

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