that's what i was thinking, the shackles i carry are just 3/4" which have the pin thread directly into the shackle. they are also rated at 6.5ton working load. got them for $8 at farm and fleet. they have alot bigger ones than i got too.Larston said:10,000 pounds isn't massive. I carry a couple 14,000 pounders that aren't that big. If you use rigging shackles they seem to be smaller than equivalent farm implement parts (which are also lower in quality.) Rigging shackles are also easier to use since the pin threads into the shackle itself, you don't have to keep track of the clip or nut. Virtully all hardware stores carry a variety of shackles.
yes.Joes93Bronco said:looks like it does thread in. maybe the cotter is just a keeper? :shrug
edit: oh you mean thread into the shackle itself? instead of a nut?
Bad idea. There is a good chance that welding that could weaken it. If the small parts bother you, go buy the other style.CJW said:If I get a couple I'm just going to weld that nut to the d-ring. Then no problems of losing it.
welndmn said:Crappy desgin'd one.
Get on that threads in, ot have a hitch pin.
A cotter key is a problem waiting to happen.
i don't get what the point would be. why not just get some that have the shackle threaded for the same money or less and not have to worry about it?CJW said:Even if you just tacked it on each flat side of the nut? That would only be 6 tacks.