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3/4 Shackle Pins??

Anyone know of a good place to buy just the pins? I'm a slow learner and keep losing the damn things. Thanks
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That's good info Gunny, but X50ARM needs to double check the Working Load Limit on those Stainless pins. I'm betting they're not rated for as much as his D-Rings. The 3/4" pin on that site is only rated at 6,000# WLL. It's pretty typical that stainless is not as strong as its non-stainless counterpart.

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Good looking out, that is the only place that I could find that sold just the pins, hopefully they can help him out with regular pins or point him in the right direction.

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I've been a Rigger for 20 years, and we were always taught that pins stay with the shackles, don't swap them between them, and if you loose one, toss the bell.

Every manufacturer uses different alloys, and the pin is either the same, or in some cases forged of a stronger alloy.

I suppose it may not be as big a deal on equipment used for vehicle recovery vs. overhead lifting, but safe practices are safe practices and folks can still get hurt.

Get a wire rope ferrule crimper, and make yourself some 1/8" cable leashes, long enough to allow pulling the pin, and you'll never loose them again.
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I've been a Rigger for 20 years, and we were always taught that pins stay with the shackles, don't swap them between them, and if you loose one, toss the bell.

Every manufacturer uses different alloys, and the pin is either the same, or in some cases forged of a stronger alloy.

I suppose it may not be as big a deal on equipment used for vehicle recovery vs. overhead lifting, but safe practices are safe practices and folks can still get hurt.

Get a wire rope ferrule crimper, and make yourself some 1/8" cable leashes, long enough to allow pulling the pin, and you'll never loose them again.
^^Word^^ As a former NDT guy/Mechnical Skills Instructor, one of my jobs was to ultrasonically inspect all of the shackles and pins used by the heavy equipment guys. One of our failure criteria was simple. Any shackle and/or pin not made in the US was discarded. Most off roader's that use shackle's and pins are not aware of the technical side of their use. For the whole cable, hook, shackle and pin system you use you should have at the very least a technical understanding of their safe use and capabilities along with some basic rigging. Read the attached.

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RubiCajun and Rigger007 are 100% correct. Loose the pin, toss the bell. 20yrs in the Gulf of Mexico as a commercial diver in the oilfield, now working international as a saturation dive supervisor. 90% of what we do is rigging, and I've seen lifts go really, really bad.

"Any shackle and/or pin not made in the US was discarded."

The commercial diving industry has taken that even further and will only use Crosby rigging. I've been working offshore of Dubai for the last year, and they only use USA made Crosby rigging. But these idiots won't even let us use screw pins, everything has to be 3 piece.

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Thanks guys, I never would have thought. I just bought some new shackles and stuck a zip tie through the pin hole and the bell. Too bad, those other two without pins have only been used a couple times.
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This has turned into a pretty informative thread. Thanks to all you pros who have passed along your knowledge and experience. Eye-opening stuff!

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