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Shackle FAQs

What is the difference in application between hot dip galvanized drop forged steel shackles and stainless steel shackles?
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Both varieties of shackles are for towing and/or hoisting situations. The hot dip galvanized drop forged steel shackles are ideal for industrial applications. The stainless steel shackles are more corrosive-resistant and, are therefore ideal for marine applications.

What is the difference in application between anchor shackles and chain shackles?
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Anchor shackles are designed for multi-dimensional pulling applications. Chain shackles are designed for straight pull applications.

What is the difference in applications between screw pin shackles and round pin shackles?
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Screw pin shackles are convenient because of their quick releasing pin which saves set-up time on the job site. Round pin shackles, also known as safety pin shackles, should be used in applications when safety matters most.

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Wire rope products are utilized in vastly diverse industries and environments. Our job at Lexco Cable is to guide our customers' decisions in selecting the optimal combination of wire rope products for their unique applications.