Ground Release Shackle

– the safe lifting shackle with quick release

Lifting Gear for Contractors

The Ground Release Shackle are awailable in models for subsea applications – up to 40 tonnes

 

Enable the often heavy and unmanageable sheet piles, pipes and steel profiles to be lifted into position and to be remotely released safely from the lifting tool.

Model range from 4 tons to 10 tons safe working load

 

For Lifting capacities up to 40 tons, please refer to:l

Ratchet Release Shackles

Ground Release Shackle

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We offer Lifting and Handling Equipment for many purposes and with special emphasis on safety. In addition to Ground Release Shackles:

Ratchet Release Shackles

Steel Handling Shoes

Chain Clamps

Pipe Lifting Shoes

Ratchet Beam Shackles

Hydraulic 100 t Shackles

Lifting Gear-Lifting Shoes-Lifting Shackles

Shackle on Sheet Pile

Part Details

Available sizes

 

Type

Dimension

S.W.L.

Weight

A

B

C

tonnes

kg

150/4.0 T

150

30

22

4.0

18

150/7.5 T

150

30

28

7.5

18

150/10.0 T

150

30

35

10.0

18

250/7.5 T

250

30

28

7.5

22

250/10.0 T

250

30

35

10.0

22

A = throat depth (measured from centerline of locking pin), B = throat gap, C = diameter of locking pin.

For Safety Shackles with higher lifting capacity, please refer to Ratchet Release Shackles

Installation

  • A rope of sufficient length must be fixed to the pull ring of the extension wire to permit release of the shackle from a remote position.
  • With the locking pin in retracted position and the indicator bar protruding, slide the shackle over the pile.
  • Align the locking pin over the lifting hole of the pile and strike the indicator bar to release the retaining mechanism.
  • Place the safety ring over the barrel assembly to safeguard against unintentional pull of the release wire.
  • With the pile in vertical position, secure the release rope and pitch the pile.

Safe Release

  • Arrange the pile in the correct position.
  • Whip the release rope so the safety ring leaves the barrel assembly.
  • Pull firmly the release rope to retract the pin.

The locking mechanism of the shackle will hold it in the re­tracted position. This is confirmed by the indicator bar protruding from the barrel assembly.

Recommendation: Fix a small magnet

Some contractors fix a small magnet to the end of the rope and place it on the pile. This will stretch the rope along the pile and hinder the rope in flopping around.

Ground Release Shackles on a Pile

Optional Remote Release Detent kit

With this the shackle can be engaged and released remotely.