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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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not sure if this is where to post this, but why do so many people tell me the non thread pins are unsafe? i along with other people i know have used these and never had a problem, just was wondering what or why people think this way.

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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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They can stretch open?? I dunno. I use one and I know I probably shouldn't.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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because if the clevis turns at all when pulling you run the chance of spreading it apart and it failing, happens more than you would think
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #4
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Accidental side loading can spread the clevis open, shear off the spring clip and send the clevis flying at whoever is at the other end. Seems someone in the regional 4x4 community gets killed every other year or so.
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i guess ive never thought of that, if they were that unsafe though why would they make them?
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Damn you guys are quick when it comes to questions....Then would putting a high grade nut and bolt through them make it safer
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #7
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i guess ive never thought of that, if they were that unsafe though why would they make them?
lifting stuff when you know the rigging is going to stay in the correct orientation
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i guess ive never thought of that, if they were that unsafe though why would they make them?
they are meant for farm equipment, not designed for yanks straps, winching etc.
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so the bolt idea, yay or nay? Like a nice 8 bolt and nut would be safer correct
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Damn you guys are quick when it comes to questions....Then would putting a high grade nut and bolt through them make it safer
For the amount of money it would cost to buy the big grade 8 bolts/nuts you can go a few isles over at TSC and get new screw pin D-rings/clevis' for the same $

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just buy the right d ring. they are not expensive
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i actually bought this ring at TSC and they had no screw in ones, so..i guess i go get some hardware.
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in the two TSC's I frequent, the two types of clevis are not in the same area. The pin style are by the farm implement stuff and the screw style clevis are in the towing section.
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ill even get you a link.
its not worth the hassle or worry.
play it safe when it comes to these types of things, its just not yourself you are endangering.
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the bolt still wont be in as tight as a screw pin.
And using a screw pin unifies the D-ring as opposed to it being
2 seperate parts.



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I have a couple pin style clevis's with bolts through them........ hanging on the garage wall.

Use the proper ones. The life you save may be your own.
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I also carry the screw type 3/4" and 7/8" $12 and $14 respectively
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Yeah, they don't cost much. Picture this, you are standing in 40 degree mud/water up past your needs. You want to be fumbling with a bolt? And if your freezing hands drop the nut, what then?

We are talking less than $25 for a pair...
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As part of my rigger/crane operations in the navy, the slide pin clevis/shackles are meant for securing netting and other types of restraints on loads being lifted and shipped. They came about because the screw type ones slowed the average dockyard workday by 1-2 hours back when most cargo ships used loose loading setups before cargo containers came about. Secured lifting and pulling always used screw type clevis'.


Also, since nobody ever seems to bring this up. When using a screw pin clevis to pull with, the pin side of the clevis should be on the pulling vehicles side of the load direction and not the load. They are designed such that the load's force will exert a squeezing force upon the pin side of the clevis and thus maintaining the shape and integrity of the clevis. It's also so that you can retain directional control over the clevis so that you do not side load it when pulling thus opening the U shaped end.
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