A good Steel Shackle or two can come in as handy as a Boy Scout's pocketknife when out on the trail, and Van Beest Green Pin Shackles are one of the most recognizable pieces of recovery and rigging equipment on the market. Well known and easily recognizable, Green Pin Shackles are designed, manufactured, and certified in The Netherlands. They are made of high strength steel, grade 6, quenched and tempered, with a Min Break Load equal to 6x their Working Load Limit.
Tips for Selecting the Right Sized Green Pin Shackle (GPS):
- 1/2" GPS shackles (2.0 ton Working Load Limit) are typically used for UTVs and anything smaller. They are good for all winch lines and Kinetic Recovery Ropes 5/8" and smaller.
- 5/8" GPS shackles (3.25 ton Working Load Limit) are typically used for larger 'side-by-side' UTVs and smaller. They are good for all winch lines and Kinetic Recovery Ropes 7/8" and smaller.
- 3/4" GPS shackles (4.75 ton Working Load Limit) are used for most Jeep, SUV, and Full Size Truck recovery. They are good for use with all winch lines and Kinetic Recovery Ropes that are 1" and smaller.
- 7/8" GPS shackles (6.5 ton Working Load Limit) are recommended for use with larger vehicles, and pair with our larger 1-1/4" kinetic recovery ropes.