Open Forked Hooks

A special feature of this type of hook is the ease and speed with which the hooks may be installed or removed from any convenient sling, leaving the sling available for other uses when required. The hooks are suitable for handling most boxes, crates, barrels, timber, steel sheets, plate, pipe, castings. etc. They are particularly useful where a wide variety of material must be handled which may require quick removal of the hooks from the sling for changing conditions. Many rigging departments keep a variety of sizes on hand for varied uses.

Working load limits as listed, are given with the load on the point of hook and the sling legs at angles approximately as shown.

Slings suitable for use with these hooks are available upon receipt of specifications.

Item Number Load Capacity Reach
Dim.
A
Depth
Dim.
B
Width
Overall
Weight
Each
Hook
Two
Hooks
433 500 LBS 1,000 LBS 5" 2" 4 1/2" 3 LBS
434 1,000 2,000 6 2 3/4 6 8
435 2,000 4,000 8 3 1/2 7 1/2 20
437 4,000 8,000 10 5 8 1/2 42
439 6,000 12,000 10 5 9 1/2 60
Standard sling angle 60°. Minimum Sling angle of 30°.
Dimensions given are in round numbers. We reserve the right to make changes to our designs at any time that may not be reflected in the table. Please ask for a Certified Dimension Print for current dimensions.

The sizes and capacities listed above are a reference to the most common sizes of this equipment. If you have a different capacity, irregular size or some other need that must be met by our equipment, we will be happy to design one of these pieces of equipment to meet your special needs while also meeting or exceeding our interpretation of the appropriate ANSI / ASME. standards.

Improper use of lifting equipment may cause serious injury or death.
Only a Qualified Operator, as defined by the ASME B30.20 Standards, shall operate equipment.
Read and understand General Warnings before operating equipment.

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