Featuring over 600 sizes to choose in frames 1 through 5, each product is custom cut to your specification and individually bagged with a nut and washer. Our product is proudly made in the USA and touts working load limits ranging from 800 to 30,000 lbs and a design factor of 5 to 1. Best of all, our turnaround time on frame sizes 1 through 4 is just 24 hours if ordered by 5pm CST. Frame size 5 will ship within 5 business days.
- How long have you been in the industry? - I have been in the crane/lifting and hoisting business for about 22 years.
- What do you like most about this industry? - I have always been amazed of what cranes and rigging can lift. I have a passion for safe lifting and passionately inform others of this through the industry committees I am part of.
- How did you come about lifting Crosby shackles? - We use Crosby shackles in many aspects of our operation. I was lucky enough to have a few donated to me, so I brought them home to use as lifting tools. A big part of my job duties now is teaching and coaching with crane lifts and rigging as well as keeping up with various standards. While teaching, I always relate the human body to a crane in various scenarios. I have been competing in Amateur Scottish Highland games (Strength Competition) since 2006 and did my last one in 2013. During my years of competing, I use various techniques and ideas to develop my strength. Lifting odd objects is very effective for this. Thus, heavy shackles work great as well as stones, kegs, etc.
- Why Crosby? - Crosby makes an excellent shackle, and they have an excellent reputation.
“I’ve been familiar with Crosby shackles for the 22 years of my career thus far. Never had one of the shackles fail on me yet.”
As you’ve seen on our Social Media, we have been discussing the importance of the use of latches with hooks for overhead lifting.
This is a pedestrian walkway off the ferries for Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State.
Crane Operator Crushed Between Two Steel Frames When Rigging Failed
The operator of an overhead crane had been using a chain sling attached to the hook of the crane, and was setting it up into a single choker hitch to pick up and turn over the steel frame, that was lying horizontally on two sawhorses. The hook on the sling did not have a safety latch. The operator was standing between the load and another steel frame that was leaning vertically against the shop platform. The chain disconnected from the hook and the vertical steel frame fell towards him. He was crushed between the two steel frames. [Source: OSHA Case Histories – Rigging Accidents- Case History #7]
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A 6.5t capacity wireless loadshackle from Straightpoint, which is based on a Crosby G2130 shackle, was used to measure loads during competitors’ climbs at this year’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC). The competition took place this summer at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.