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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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where can i buy some? prefer 1/2" up to 3/4" all the places i seem to find only have made in china or made in india ones.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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there is a place in burton i think there name is ropes an chains thats where i got mine they have a lot of crap an good prices i will look up there # for ya in the morning. they deal with a lot tow trucks an stuff good people.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #3
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Fastenal sells USA, they are Orangeishred in color. China ones are Blue in color.
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fastenal, grainger, etc... shackles are the screw types proper name ~ clevis is a pin with a cotter pin. Crosby is the most common usa brand, try to search~ Crosby shackle~
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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fastenal, grainger, etc... shackles are the screw types proper name ~ clevis is a pin with a cotter pin. Crosby is the most common usa brand, try to search~ Crosby shackle~
when i search shackle it always seems to come up with leaf spring shackles. clevis usually brings up what i'm looking for. i'll look into fastenal and that rope and chains place.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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Grainger has some silver USA made rust resistant shackles.
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c@w wire rope @ supply co inc 3347 E-bristol rd burton mi 48529 # 1-810-742-2090. they will have what your looking for an good people to work with hope it helps you out.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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www.zips.com they have a store opening in Taylor soon. but they ship nationwide from Iowa.
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I would buy a china one if you want quality...if you want overpriced metal that will break go for the USA
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C&m wire rope on Judd in Burton is also good
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I would buy a china one if you want quality...if you want overpriced metal that will break go for the USA
actually the reason i want usa made ones is because i have broken 2 china made ones. ripped the screw pin right out of the shackle. when they say 10,000lb capacity i guess they weren't kidding.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #12
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so you put more force then what they were rated for?? If so I don't think it matters if it was USA or China made.
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so you put more force then what they were rated for?? If so I don't think it matters if it was USA or China made.
The steel the USA ones are made with probably came from china.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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so you put more force then what they were rated for?? If so I don't think it matters if it was USA or China made.
that was working load limit. maximum break strength was supposed to be 4 times greater. i don't know how a stock s-10 can put that much force on just pulling out a stuck jeep. i had a 3" recovery strap rated at 30,000lbs you would think that would have broken first. i have found out though alot of that cheap shit is rated way more then it can actually take.
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If you ripped the screw pin out, you are using it wrong. The load should never be applied in a direction that will try to spread the shackle, or put the load on the threads of the screw pin.
Put the shackle through the eye of the strap so the strap sits in the curve of the shackle, then align the shackle on the vehicles D-ring and put the screw pin through the shackle and the D-ring, so the D-ring is on the screw pin. There actually should also be washers on the screw pin to take up the space and keep the shackle centered on the D-ring.
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If you ripped the screw pin out, you are using it wrong. The load should never be applied in a direction that will try to spread the shackle, or put the load on the threads of the screw pin.
Put the shackle through the eye of the strap so the strap sits in the curve of the shackle, then align the shackle on the vehicles D-ring and put the screw pin through the shackle and the D-ring, so the D-ring is on the screw pin. There actually should also be washers on the screw pin to take up the space and keep the shackle centered on the D-ring.
i know what your saying but this was not the case. the screw pin ripped the holes open on both sides.

arrows indicate the direction of the pull. the sprayed gray was the bottom of the shackle ripped out.
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