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Danny's Rigging Den: Forged Steel Wire Rope Clips vs. Malleable Cast Iron Clips

Posted by Crosby on Nov 5, 2018 3:58:49 PM

       mal cast iron                                   vs                              Forged Steel Wire Clip
               MALLEABLE CAST IRON                                                                                                 FORGED U-BOLT

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Danny's Rigging Den: How Many Slings Should You Collect into a Single Point Hook?

Posted by Crosby on Jul 30, 2018 9:25:59 AM

How many times on the job site have you seen the riggers place more than two slings into one single point hook with no regard to the fact they may be tip loading, back loading, or even side loading the hook? If you are like many of the people I have spoken to over the years, your answer is: “Way too many times!”  Thus, let’s review a few single point hook application facts that may be good to know when communicating to others, if you run into this practice in the field.

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Danny's Rigging Den: Sling Angle Best Practices

Posted by Danny Bishop on Apr 23, 2018 10:57:37 AM

One of the newer videos produced by Crosby is called “Sling Angle Best Practices”. This article serves to communicate the main principles discussed and illustrated in the video.

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Danny's Rigging Den: Are You Using Your Crosby “Sorting Hooks” Correctly?

Posted by Danny Bishop on Mar 13, 2018 9:51:33 AM

Sorting hooks are not your typical everyday hook for a lot of companies, but for those companies and individuals that use them, and whether you call them lay out hooks, pelican hooks, shake out hooks or sorting hooks, a little refresher on correct application may be in order.

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Danny's Rigging Den: Why Initial Inspection of Rigging Hardware & Slings is Required and Critical

Posted by Danny Bishop on Feb 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We all have heard of rigging accidents, injuries and even fatalities that may have been prevented if the rigging gear and/or slings had been properly inspected before the shift began or during its use. However, I still find individuals who are not aware of the need to perform an “Initial Inspection”.

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Danny's Rigging Den: Things to Consider When Connecting Crosby Shackles to Pad Eyes

Posted by Danny Bishop on Jan 25, 2018 1:03:34 PM

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Danny's Rigging Den: Is a Certified Rigger a Qualified Rigger?

Posted by Danny Bishop on Dec 11, 2017 9:44:03 AM

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