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A Thing, a Thing, a Marvelous Sling – Part 2

A Thing, a Thing, a Marvelous Sling – Part 2

In the previous installment of our sling series, we covered the basket hitch. We shared how the rated capacity is double what is listed on the sling tag when utilized in a true basket setting. Progressing into the choker hitch, however, rated capacity is adversely affected rather than seeing an increase in lifting strength. A properly formed choker hitch, utilizing appropriate rigging hardware or thimble eye slings when using wire rope, will see working load reduced by 25 percent in most...
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Wire Rope Clips: No Reason to Saddle a Dead Horse

Wire rope is an exceptionally versatile tool for heavy hoisting and pulling applications. With its high tensile strength, light weight and flexibility, wire rope is a desirable alternative to chain. It’s also an inexpensive item found on many job sites, so it’s only natural there would be a large market of accessories that allow for the fabrication of eye ends to be used for temporary latching or fencing on a job site. Of these accessories, the most commonly misused hardware is the wire...