Lifting Shackles

Lifting Shackles are connecting links used to join the item or product being lifted with a lifting device such as a hoist hook or sling. There are two main types:

  • “D” Shackles or Dee Shackles
  • Bow Shackles

The shackle is fixed to the lifting object by removing the pin, passing the pin through the object and then re-fixing. There are two main types of pin-fixing mechanisms:

  • Screw pin – where the pin screws into the body of the shackle like a bolt into a nut.
  • Safety pin – where the pin passes through the body of the shackle and is locked into place by either a split pin or nut c/w split pin.

Capacities of 0.3 to 150 tonnes are available.

All our shackles come identified with a serial or batch number and all slings and lifting equipment or accessories supplied by Granada come complete with a valid test certificate.

Granada carries a small range of regularly supplied products and spares in stock but due to the huge and diverse range of products we offer cannot hold a full stock of all items at all times. Any non-stock items can be ordered very quickly and through our local network of suppliers.

Shackles are classified as a “lifting accessory” and are covered by LOLER regulations. All slings should be thoroughly examined by a competent person at periods not exceeding 6 months.


Benefits & Use Cases

Granada’s lifting shackles are trusted across industries for their robustness and reliability. With regular inspections as per LOLER regulations and the provision of valid test certificates, customers are assured of the safety and quality of these indispensable lifting accessories. Whether in stock or procured swiftly through their extensive network, Granada ensures that your lifting needs are always met on time.

Marine and Offshore Operations

For anchoring ships or lifting heavy underwater equipment, the robust “D” or Dee Shackles are preferred due to their straight shape and capacity to handle linear pulls efficiently.

Construction and Infrastructure

Bow Shackles, with their distinct curved shape, are employed in lifting heavy construction materials, especially when multi-directional load-bearing is required. They ensure that large slabs, beams, or pillars are lifted and placed with precision.

Towing and Recovery

In vehicular recovery operations or towing, shackles serve as crucial connectors. The screw pin type is often preferred for quick and temporary jobs, while safety pins are used for longer-term or more robust connections.

Rigging and Staging

For concerts, events, or theatre productions, shackles are vital in safely suspending lighting, speakers, and heavy set pieces above the stage. The safety pin mechanism ensures that the suspended equipment remains secure.

Mining and Excavation

During mining operations, shackles help in lifting and transporting heavy machinery or extracted minerals. The durable nature of the shackles makes them suitable for the rugged mining environment.

Manufacturing and Warehousing

For lifting and moving large parts in factories or loading/unloading goods in warehouses, shackles provide the necessary linkage between the crane or hoist and the object being lifted.

Utility and Power Services

For tasks like installing or maintaining heavy electrical poles, transformers, or other equipment, shackles ensure that the lifting process is safe and efficient.

Logging and Forestry

In logging operations, shackles are employed to lift and transport heavy logs. The bow shackles are often preferred due to their ability to handle loads from multiple directions.

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