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Which Hook

a dyche

Overdrive!
where can i get one from?

the saftey cacth on mine is caput, so taken it off and put it on the end of a chain,

all the hooks i can find localy semm to be useless, and are completley under rated (thats what i think)

the winch is a 9000lb / 4000kg one so i would of thought i need a hook round the same capacity, all i can find is ones less than a quarter of this,

any ideas where i can get one and what capacity i should be getting

Thnaks in advance
 
The majority of hooks, shackles etc, etc, etc are sold primarily for the Lifting market, and as such are [IIRC :rolleyes: ] recommended for a maximum load 1/6th of their normal breaking load.

So to allow for the required Factor of Safety, eg a Hook rated to a maximum Safe Working Load of 2,000kgs, could in theory take a load of 11,999kgs. Please do not stand directly under a 12tonne load to check out that theory :eek:

.....AFAIK there is no required Factor of Safety for winching equipment. As long as all the equipment used, has a breaking strain in excess of the maximum effort capable of being produced by the winch, it should work OK.
 
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I take it you're talking about the hook with the pin to attach it the rope and not the one that spliced on?

yes i am, thanks for the links,
and Sandy M thanks for the information, so i can get away with a 2 ton hook an d will be ok for the winch, rated at 4 ton.

thanks
 
..... so i can get away with a 2 ton hook and will be ok for the winch, rated at 4 ton.

thanks


You should get that fact confirmed by the hook supplier.

If it helps to broaden your choice of hook, and I believe you are looking to fix one onto the end of a spliced loop, you can get special joining links [forget now what they are called :( ], but basically it takes the form of 2 x matching metal sections which you apply eg, one to the cable eye, and the other to the hook eye, and then join them together with a special pin.

Depending where you get the hook from, but most commercial suppliers, could easily cut off the old eye, and resplice the cable onto your new hook.
 
but basically it takes the form of 2 x matching metal sections which you apply eg, one to the cable eye, and the other to the hook eye, and then join them together with a special pin.


...and it looks a bit like this....
 

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