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Shackle requirements


For those interested in shackles and there selection.

 

https://www.couplemate.com.au/dee-shackle-select-correct-size/



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Also been seeing an increasing number of yellow lifting hooks attached to tow vechile, are they legal?

www.aimsindustrial.com.au/material-handling-storage/lifting-equipment/lifting-hooks/

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Yep, but I gather not legal.

What I found interesting was that 2 1t D shackles are OK for  4t van.



-- Edited by oldbloke on Sunday 26th of June 2022 09:56:31 AM

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Shackles are designed for lifting and rated accordingly. There is a big difference between lifting loads and possibly keeping a trailer attached. Also consider, how big a fish can be caught on 12 lb line?



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BarneyBDB wrote:

Shackles are designed for lifting and rated accordingly. There is a big difference between lifting loads and possibly keeping a trailer attached. Also consider, how big a fish can be caught on 12 lb line?


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-- Edited by yobarr on Monday 27th of June 2022 09:54:52 AM

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yobarr wrote:
BarneyBDB wrote:

Shackles are designed for lifting and rated accordingly. There is a big difference between lifting loads and possibly keeping a trailer attached. Also consider, how big a fish can be caught on 12 lb line?


 BE4D5A96-E301-4465-9840-B2C5BA810317.jpeg



-- Edited by yobarr on Monday 27th of June 2022 09:54:52 AM


 What was that?

 

Try reading the OP link. Sheesh



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BarneyBDB wrote:

Shackles are designed for lifting and rated accordingly. There is a big difference between lifting loads and possibly keeping a trailer attached. Also consider, how big a fish can be caught on 12 lb line?


 

Thx Barney, a good analogy.

I guess the qualified mechanical engineers do the maths and then the risk assessment.

 

I've always understood the loads would mostly be less than lifting but I was surprised at that a 1t D or Bow could be used for a 4t van.



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You will not have a problem mate, I am an engineer and also have a current rigging licence. No idea of the qualifications required to write ADR's and similar legislation / laws are but an IQ of more than double digits would probably disqualify you.

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Had a bloke set up near me today with these. He was telling me to change to them as make life easier and our now legal. I didn't get involved in a discussion over them as my understanding is they are not legal.

 

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Dougwe wrote:

Had a bloke set up near me today with these. He was telling me to change to them as make life easier and our now legal. I didn't get involved in a discussion over them as my understanding is they are not legal.

 

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 On a recent trip I spotted 5 or 6 set up with those.

 

A few with tinnies on the roof too. 



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Dougwe wrote:

Had a bloke set up near me today with these. He was telling me to change to them as make life easier and our now legal. I didn't get involved in a discussion over them as my understanding is they are not legal.

 

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At one stage I had this setup on my car, but decided that the 10 seconds saved when hooking up was nothing so off they came, to be replaced by shackles that are connected to the car by hammerlocks. What sort of dipstick uses shackles to connect hammerlocks to a car? Defeats the purpose, surely? And I'll bet that there's no way known that that setup would prevent the drawbar hitting the road if the van jumped off the towball. When I removed the hooks from my car I actually welded them to the towbar shank to carry the safety chains, thus preventing the drawbar from hitting the road in the unlikely event it jumps off the DO35. However, having recently seen these hooks hanging off the back of several cars lately I must say that they remind me of the Hereford bulls we used on the farm many moons ago. Cheers



-- Edited by yobarr on Wednesday 29th of June 2022 05:48:15 PM

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autobarn.com.au/ab/Autobarn-Category/Shop-our-Full-Ranges-by-Brand-%7C-Autobarn/RoughCountry/Rough-Country-Vehicle-Chain-Safety-Hook-S


according to this advert they are compliant (but doesn't state what for )

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dogbox wrote:

autobarn.com.au/ab/Autobarn-Category/Shop-our-Full-Ranges-by-Brand-%7C-Autobarn/RoughCountry/Rough-Country-Vehicle-Chain-Safety-Hook-S



according to this advert they are compliant (but doesn't state what for )





not sure what happen but the link did not link https://autobarn.com.au/ab/Autobarn-Category/Shop-our-Full-Ranges-by-Brand-%7C-Autobarn/RoughCountry/Rough-Country-Vehicle-Chain-Safety-Hook-Set-WLL-2T---RCSH2/p/113826

-- Edited by dogbox on Friday 1st of July 2022 02:45:45 PM

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