Steel Shackles Made In The USA. What is the difference?
You shouldn't compromise your winch recovery safety just to save a few bucks on low quality imported shackles. Factor55 has stress tested numerous low quality imported shackles and are amazed in the wide variation of material yield points and ultimate breaking strengths. This is why 99% of imported shackles are not certified to be used in critical overhead/crane lifting operations.
The recreational offroad industry is full of low quality imported shackles due to their low cost. This limits the locations to purchase USA made shackles to only your local rigging supply store. Factor55 has partnered with the Crosby Group to offer their quality shackles in their durable UV stable powder coated finishes. Each shackle is first powder coated with an epoxy based powder coating for superior corrosion resistance, then powder coated in a polyester based material for UV stability.
- 3/4" is most commonly used for Truck/SUV applications