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Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon (CM) is a major player in the world of rigging hardware and rigging equipment manufacturing. They offer a full line of shackles, hooks, chain and components, hoists and other rigging product to meet the needs of today's industrial professionals.

One of their best-selling items is the Long Reach Shackles, a specialty shackle with an extra wide throat opening and inside dimensions to allow for a wide variety of rigging connections. Or, if you're looking for more of a standard shackle, it's hard to go wrong with their line of Super Strong Screw Pin Shackles. They are made in the U.S.A. and boast higher Working Load Limits than similar shackles from other manufacturers, meaning you can sometimes use a smaller shackle and still have the load rating you need.

Additionally, CM (under their Dixie brand) makes a line of Blue Skidding Tongs which are used specifically for logging. Or, if you need tongs for overhead lifting (such as railroad crews setting railroad ties), then check out their line of Orange Alloy Lifting Tongs. Unlike the blue tongs, the orange tongs are tagged and rated for overhead lifting.