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Rated Alloy Recovery Bow Shackle

A rated alloy recovery bow shaped shackle with screw pin (US Fed spec RR–C-271b) is used in a recovery situation to attach recovery straps, chains, cables or ropes as well as bridles and lanyards to professionally fitted recovery points.

The sizes suit a variety of vehicle weights so it is worth taking a selection.

Do not use commercial (unrated) or D shackles for vehicle recoveries.  Watch the video clip below of a simulated 'failed' recovery which may occur if the incorrect shackle is used.

Rated Bow Shackle
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  • On the rated shackle the pin and shackle body will be of a different diameter (pin is thicker).
  • The body is embossed with the Work Load limit and batch number.
  • The bow presents a larger inner working radius offering more space for attachment of straps and greater working angles when recovering.
  • Always remember to slacken off a shackle pin by one half turn before recovering, this makes it easier to open afterwards.
  • The following sizes are available
    • 2.0 ton
    • 3.25 ton
    • 4.75 ton
    • 6.5 ton
    • 8.5 ton

Watch the videos below for a simulated failed recovery!  Always use a Rated Bow Shackle during a recovery, to help prevent a recovery point from failing.

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Only use rated Alloy Recovery Bow Shackles during a recovery

Unrated 'd' shackles should not be used during a recovery as the shackle is not designed to withstand the stresses and angle of the forces during a recovery. Only use rated alloy recovery bow shackles.

SECURETECH has received endorsements from the Toyota Owners Club, Land Rover Owners Club, 4x4 ATV Club, Midlands 4 Wheel Drive Club of SA, Gauteng 4 Wheel Drive Club of SA and Topgear Driving Academy


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