Crosby Sling Saver & Wide Body Shackles

One way to get the most out of your lifting slings? Good hardware selection. Advances in synthetic sling design and continual sling testing have led to the development of hardware better suited for use with synthetic slings. Case in point, Crosby’s line of SlingSaver hardware and Wide Body Shackles.


Crosby® WS-320 A Web Sling Hook:

  • Hook capabilities available: 1-1/2, 3 and 5 tons.
  • Design factor of 5 to 1.
  • Originally designed for 2-Ply Web slings, the Crosby Web Sling hook can also be used with Round Slings as long as the Working Load Limit ratings are compatible. The new hook incorporates the following features:
    • Eye is designed with a wide beam surface which:
      • Eliminates bunching effects.
      • Reduces sling tendency to slide.
      • Allows a better load distribution on internal fibers.
  • Hook Web Sling Eye width available: 1”, 2”, and 3”.
  • Fatigue rated to 20,000 cycles at 1-1/2 times with Working Load Limit.


Crosby® G-2160/S-2160 Wide Body Shackles:

  • Forged alloy steel from 30 through 300 metric tons.
  • Cast alloy steel from 400 through 1000 metric tons.
  • Sizes 300 tons and smaller are proof tested to 2 times the Working Load Limit.
  • Sizes 400 tons and larger are tested to 1.33 times Working Load Limit.
  • Sizes 75 tons and larger, bows and pins are furnished Dimetcoted. All pints are Dimetcoted then painted red.
  • Greatly improves wearability of wire rope slings.
  • Can be used to connect HIGH STRENGTH Synthetic Web Slings, HIGH STRENGTH Synthetic Round Slings or Wire Rope Slings.
  • Increase in shackle bow radius provides minimum 58% gain in sling bearing surface and eliminates need for a thimble.
  • Increase usable sling strength minimum of 15%.
  • Pin is non-rotating, with wend on handles for easier use (300t and larger).
  • All 2160 shackles are individually proof tested and magnetic particle inspected. Crosby certification available at time of order.
  • Shackles are produced in accordance with certified lifting appliance requirements.
    • Non Destructive Testing
    • Serialization / Identification
    • Material Testing (Physical / Chemical / Charpy)
    • Proof Testing

Using hardware that is better matched to your synthetic slings has simple, but critical, benefits. Prolonging the life of the sling and increased efficiency saves money in the long run and provides safer operations. If you have any questions about hardware selection, please contact Fulcrum Lifting and we’ll help guide the way.