Shackles offer various sizes and capacities.

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Long reach carbon steel shackles are available in two body sizes, 3/4 in. body with 7/8 in. pin rated at working load limit of 10,000 lbs and 1 in. body with 1 in. pin rated at 19,000 lbs. Web sling shackles are used on web slings from 2 to 6 in. wide. They come in three body sizes with working load limits from 14,500 to 22,500 lbs and design factor of 6:1. Web sling shackles pass fatigue requirements of DIN and ASTM A952.

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Columbus McKinnon(R) Offers New Long Reach And Web Sling Shackles

AMHERST, N.Y., U.S.A., March 18-21, 2002 -Columbus McKinnon, the
leading manufacturer of hoist and chain products in North America, recently introduced its new load rated long reach carbon steel shackles and alloy web sling shackles to meet
customer demand for versatile shackles.

The long reach carbon steel shackles are available in two body sizes, 3/4" body with 7/8" pin rated at a working load limit of 10,000 pounds and a 1" body with a 1" pin rated at a working load limit of 19,000 pounds. All shackles are painted orange with a polyester modified acrylic urethane baked-on finish that highlights the embossed working load limit, trace code and size markings, and provides added protection against the elements.

"The open design, extra long reach and generous load bearing surfaces will accommodate many rigging hookups that a standard shackle cannot reach," said David Johnston, product manager. "As with all rigging gear, extreme care should be taken to center loads and observe the working load limit of each component of your hookup."

The web sling shackles can be used on web slings from 2 to 6 inches in width. The new alloy web sling shackles also pass the fatigue requirements of DIN and ASTM A952.

"They utilize a bolt and nut with a linch style pin to secure the assembly in place," said Johnston. "All alloy web shackles are galvanized for longer life and marked with working load limit and size."

The web sling shackles are available in three body sizes and have working load limits from l4,500 pounds to 22,500 pounds with a design factor of 6:1.

For more information about CM shackles and other products from Columbus McKinnon, contact your local distributor, call Columbus McKinnon at 800-888-0985 or visit the Web site at

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCO) is a broad-line designer, manufacturer and supplier of sophisticated material handling products and integrated material handling systems that are widely distributed to industrial and consumer markets
worldwide. Those items that reflect the highest sales of Columbus McKinnon's products segments are hoists, cranes, welded steel chain and attachments, and industrial components. Integrated material handling solutions are systems that are designed to meet specific applications of end users to increase productivity through material handling.

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