Shackles connect slings, rigging hardware, chain, lifting devices, load cells, and other items to loads being lifted or pulled. Bishop Lifting is one of the largest stocking distributors of shackles in the United States and can supply shackles from 1/3 ton to 1550 tons. We offer a wide variety of shackles including Crosby shackles to cover many different applications including Galvanized or Self Colored, Carbon or Alloy, and Screw Pin , Bolt type, or Crosby's new Easy-Loc retention system. There are also Crosby shackles available to match the type of sling you need them to couple with. There are chain shackles available for use with chain slings, and Crosby Sling Saver shackles available when you you are using synthetic web slings or round slings. The bows of the Sling Saver shackles are made flatter and wider to accommodate the synthetics and allow them to spread out instead of bunching up. For cold work environments Crosby's Cold Tuff® Shackles are Inorganic Zinc Primer or Hot Dipped Galvanized, suitable for use to -50F, and have type approval and certification with DNV 2.7-1 Offshore Containers. Cold Tuff® shackles are also produced with DNV MSA requirements including documentation. For heavy lifts you may want to consider Crosby's Wide Body shackles. Their increase in shackle bow radius provides a minimum 58% gain in sling bearing surface and eliminates the need for a thimble. This increases the usable sling strength by 15% and greatly improves the life of wire rope slings due to improved D/d ratio. Bishop Lifting also offers an entire line of ROV shackles with several different handle options available to match your applications. If you have any questions about proper use and inspection of shackles, or if you need help figuring out which type of shackle will best meet your needs our experienced sales team is here to help. Call them at 713-674-2266 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shackles 25 ton and larger are RFID equipped and Alloy Shackles are proof tested at the factory with certificates available upon request.
When selecting the right shackle it is important to know:
- Working load limit
- Pin Type
- Bow Style
- Pin Diameter
- Bow Diameter
- Metal Finish Required
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