Unlike more "general" rigging hooks, these hooks have a very specific application--they are made to be used with wire rope to make Sliding Choker Slings
. They are important because legally, and in compliance with OSHA, you cannot use logging chokers for overhead lifting. These hooks, however, are rated for lifting and helps riggers stay compliant. Offered in multiple sizes for wire rope up to 1". Pay attention to the rating of each hook, and also the "Inside Eye" dimension shown below. Depending on the type of wire rope you plan to use, you may want a larger or smaller eye dimension. Some sizes are also for use with braided slings (see specification sheet at right). Made from forged steel, each hook is equipped with a Crosby S-4320 Heavy-Duty Stamped Latch Kit
with the high cycle, long life spring (largest hook size made from cast steel). Safety factor of 5:1.