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    Ken’s Homemade Chain Shortener

    I want to thank Kenny for the chain shortener he made me. I had remarked to him how nice a chain shortener with the twist lock hooks would be. He made one up for me and had it to my house in about a week. How awesome is that. This is 5 links of high grade ⅜ grade 70 chain with two ⅜ twist lock grab hooks. Since this is a specialty item, I will not quote the price. I will say this, with the price of the hooks, it was an extremely fair deal for the hooks, chain, and his time. I have bought multiple hooks and straps from Ken, and I will continue to. Thanks so much, Ken. You run an incredible business. Truly top notch.
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    Very nice! I've added his chain shortener to my tractor wish list (hoping the wife gets me that and some hooks for my birthday)... if she doesn't, then I'll do some ordering!

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    Thanks for the kind words Yank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    I want to thank Kenny for the chain shortener he made me. I had remarked to him how nice a chain shortener with the twist lock hooks would be. He made one up for me and had it to my house in about a week. How awesome is that. This is 5 links of high grade ⅜ grade 70 chain with two ⅜ twist lock grab hooks. Since this is a specialty item, I will not quote the price. I will say this, with the price of the hooks, it was an extremely fair deal for the hooks, chain, and his time. I have bought multiple hooks and straps from Ken, and I will continue to. Thanks so much, Ken. You run an incredible business. Truly top notch.
    Yank-can u tell us or me-what ur plans are with this kind of a chain? just curious-ok. maybe i'll buy one then too
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    I just got one of Kenny's regular shorteners and used it today for the first time...purty nice!
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    I have two twenty foot chains I work with. I use my tractor a ton to pull stumps, saplings, bushes, lift mower decks, and every other crazy thing that comes along. I wanted a way to have a chain shortener, for when I didn’t need twenty foot of chain, with Kenny’s twist lock hooks, so I wouldn’t have to get off the tractor every time it falls off before I get tension on the chain. Kenny’s regular chain shortener is two regular grab hooks on a loop. The loop is not big enough to put the twist lock hooks on it, and Kenny offered up this idea. If you try to lift things with your bucket hooks and a twenty foot chain, a chain shortener makes life easier.
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    I'm holding out hope that the Ball Dog Plus will get a second twist lock hook on it, so it will do all the awesome things it already does plus be a chain shortener.
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    If only something like this for slings/straps.

    I don’t use chains anymore even though I have a barn full of them.
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    I know, coal. I was thinking the same thing. I am going to resort to getting two of Kenny’s straps in each size. Buy two straps every month or two til I have them all covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    If only something like this for slings/straps.

    I don’t use chains anymore even though I have a barn full of them.
    You could use a ratchet strap, then you have one that's "adjustable"
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