Standard soft shackle:
Soft shackles may be used as a lightweight replacement connecting rigging for common steel screw pin shackles. The Factor 55 10 inch Standard Duty Soft Shackles are Made in the USA under the uncompromised Factor 55 quality standards. Like all Factor 55 rigging products, these shackles have been lab and field-tested to assure consistent repeatable minimum breaking strength values. Each Standard Duty soft shackle is constructed of 7/16 diameter UHMWPE 12 strand rope similar in construction to synthetic winch lines. WLL and minimum breaking strengths clearly marked. Minimum Breaking Strength – 39,000 pounds WLL – 7,800 Pounds. Weight – 6.3 ounces. Each individual soft shackle is serialized for manufacturing date and material lot traceability.
Extreme soft shackle:
The Factor 55 10" and 20" diameter Extreme Duty Soft Shackles are made in the USA under the uncompromised Factor 55 quality standards. Like all Factor 55 rigging products, these shackles have been lab and field-tested to assure consistent minimum breaking strength values. Each extreme duty soft shackle is constructed of HMPE Plasma rope that includes additional abrasion and UV protection with a woven polyester jacket that is carefully whipped and coated with Fiber Lock. Note how the protective jacket is attached close to the knot, providing as much abrasion protection as possible. For their size and weight, these Extreme Duty Soft Shackles provide an additional 25-30% verified breaking strengths when compared to common standard soft shackles on the market today. The longer 20-inch diameter version functions as a common soft shackle but also allows for the user to double loop the shackle resulting in breaking strengths exceeding 70,000 pounds. WLL and minimum breaking strengths clearly marked. Engineered, Tested, and Made In The USA Minimum Breaking Strength – 43,500 pounds WLL – 8,700 Pounds 3/8 diameter plasma rope construction Weight – 10 inch – 6.5 ounces Weight – 20 inch – 10.5 ounces.