rigging hardware

This question is one that I have been asked many times. To properly explore the answer, let’s first consider the process of each. Forging and casting are two very different manufacturing methods. When something is cast the material is heated above its melting temperature and poured into a mold where it solidifies. When something is […]

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Over the past few weeks and months, our Chattanooga, Tennessee Forge Operations has been working vigorously to improve product quality and deliveries. As you have seen with our In-Stock Guarantee, we are committed to manufacturing the highest quality products in the market, stocking over 155 of our most popular chain and forged rigging attachment products and […]

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History has proven the American-Made CM Super Strong Shackle is one of the most popular shackles on the market. Here are the top 5 reasons I think that’s true: 1. It’s Super Strong That’s an obvious one, right? But in many cases, by using the Super Strong Shackle, you can use a smaller size shackle […]

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Designed and forged in Chattanooga, Tennessee,  CM Super Strong shackles are carbon-type shackles with strength ratings that are up to 50% stronger than comparable sized carbon shackles. As a result, they are designed with a 6:1 safety design factor. By using a special blended material, Columbus McKinnon is able to manufacture Super Strong shackles without […]

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Have you ever rigged a bundled load only to have that load spill out once your sling went slack?  The  solution is the CM Bundling Clip, which prevents the choker from going slack and the load from spreading after being unhooked. It also eliminates shear points and damage to wire rope. Check out our latest video and […]

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S. H. from Georgia writes: I am unfamiliar with the standards governing shackles and have a question regarding the stamped WLL on your shackles. Our company is using shackles with different ratings on them.  For example, we use a 1/2″ shackle stamped a 2T WLL and a ½” shackle stamped with a 3T WLL.  I […]

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