Forged Marine Towing Shackle with Safety Nut and Cotter Pin
LBNO Towing Shackles are primarily designed for the marine towing industry and Made-in-the-USA. The wide throat opening and more than generous inside dimensions will allow for the passage of heavy-duty hawser thimbles, in addition to the large synthetic rope thimbles normally used in the towing industry. In order to accomplish this with standard shackles, a much larger than needed shackle must be used, thus creating a weight problem in handling for the workmen.
The LBNO shackle is equipped with an oval-shaped pin which is stronger than round pins and less likely to deform. The tapered end of the pin is carefully threaded the full width of the nut, eliminating the common problem of galled threads. All pins come with a safety nut secured by a cotter key to prevent backing off due to vibration.
When ordering Always Specify forged, alloy LBNO Quality Shackles. All of these advantages have been demonstrated over and over again, by outstanding on-the-job performance.