connecting shackle to shackle

connecting shackle to shackle

The popular Crosby forged chain and anchor shackles (3/16” – 3”) can be point to point loaded to the Working Load Limit without bending of the pin/bolt. Connecting bow to bow, or bow to pin is the preferred method. Connecting pin to pin is also acceptable if there is not interference between the diameter of the shackle ears.

No matter which method is used, caution should be given to maintain the load at the center of the span, by spacers on the shackle pin if necessary, to prevent the load or attaching shackle from sliding over to one side and concentrating loading near the shackle ear.