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Old 07-28-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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Tow shackle

Does anyone use this type of front recovery Shackle?

and are they any good?
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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Personally, if I am going to use a bolt on recovery point, I prefer hooks. You are usually using them for straps, and hooks are just easier to mess with. I have not had an instance where I would have preferred shackles.

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Old 07-28-2007, 12:51 PM   #3
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I don't know if I would trust that thin piece of chrome metal. Personally that looks a little flimsy to me.
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Thanks guys I will just get the hooks They just looked different when I searched for hooks, Now just need to figure out which hooks to get.
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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Go with galvanized steel, or Stainless steel. Buy afew 3/4 and keep them inside the jeep untill you need them or else they will vibrate off and hit someone behind you. The 3/4 Shackles are rated for about 9500 lbs so just stick with that, might also wana grab you a snatch block. You should be able to get both from Warn for a decent price.

http://www.warn.com/truck/accessorie...y_straps.shtml

Bad signs to look out for in your rigging.

Shackles:
If it looks warped in anyway TOSS IT and buy a new one. Specially if the eyes that hold the pins are stretched its time for a new one, better to lose 5 bucks then to lose a limb or life. Riggers call that the "Fish eye" on bad shackles.

Straps:
Wear on straps is common but most straps are installed with a red thread on the inside. If you see this red/orange thread cut the eye of the strap and BUY A NEW ONE! Make sure to cut the eye so that it is not useable any longer.

Snatch Blocks:
Same with Shackle if its warped or in bad shape toss it and buy a new one, snatch blocks have a lot of strain on them when pulling a load and if one goes its lights out.

Every night at work (my morning) I would go through our gang box's and review our rigging with safety tape checking our shackles/straps/snatch blocks/come alongs/numatic winches to make sure they were safe to use that shift.

If you have a tractor supply store, check to see if they have the rigging handbook. And read up on it, you will thank your self later. Shows the correct way to use rigging and what loads everything is rated for. If you love math this book will make you tipsy, if you like pictures it has them also.

http://www.amazon.com/Rigging-Handbo.../dp/1888724080

The hand book should include afew pages on knots which comes in very handy if you remember them all. Should have all these in it.


I could go on and on about rigging.

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Old 07-28-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
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I could go on and on about rigging.

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I think you just did.
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I think you just did.
Better to be informed then not -.-

EDIT: Forgot to add, get your self some tow hooks but keep afew shackles in the bag you never know when your going to need some. I have little 1/4 shackles on my work boot loops for when the guys want to winch me into the air at work.

(Kidding) But I do have them on my boots its a rigger thing. You will most likely break your bumper off before you bust a 3/4 shackle.

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Thanks guys this is why I like asking Q's Here I get the long and short version answers, I Found some nice shackles at recovery warehouse something like that they are some aussie brand supposed to be real good.
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Thanks guys this is why I like asking Q's Here I get the long and short version answers, I Found some nice shackles at recovery warehouse something like that they are some aussie brand supposed to be real good.
Anytime ^_^

EDIT: This is what bad shackles look like;




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I can not stress enough that everyone involved in off road recovery should make it their business to know the capacities of their recovery gear and understand basic rigging standards and techniques.
Here are some great articles everyone should look over.

http://offroadrecovery.zoovy.com/cat...drecoveryinfo/

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Old 07-29-2007, 06:49 PM   #10
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I read that saturday. Those are the shacles i would like to get. Not pretzles but they are supposed to be real good.

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