Crosby Introduces Shackle and Chain Accessory Series

The Crosby Group, Tulsa, Okla., has introduced the new forged alloy steel 2169 Series shackles, as well as several new Grade 8/10® chain accessories. The shackles in the 2169 Series have the same attributes as Crosby’s 2160 “Wide Body” shackles but with a screw pin design. The company’s new S-1311N chain shortener series has a compact, ergonomic design for quicker attachment, and is designed to eliminate crowding around the master link. The 2169 Series shackles significantly improve the life of wire rope slings, and can be used to connect high-strength round slings, synthetic round slings and wire rope slings.  . The increase in shackle bow radius provides a minimum 58-percent gain in sling bearing surface, according to Crosby product information, and a 15-percent minimum increase in usable sling strength. The 2169 is available in 7.75-, 13.78-, and 20-ton capacities, as well as a galvanized or self-colored finish.

Among Crosby’s new chain accessory introductions, the A-342W master link series, with an enlarged inside dimension, allows additional room for sling hardware and crane hook. The L-1338 and L-1358 grab hooks are designed with a spring-loaded latch lock system that keeps the chain in place under slack conditions. And, the new S-1327 and L-1327 eye sling hooks have new hook dimensions better suited for chain sling applications, as well as a significantly larger throat opening on most sizes.