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    Instead Of Hooks On The Bucket,,,,,, How About,,,,,

    I have pretty much quit lifting (and pulling) with chain.

    The chain is heavy, and scratches whatever is lifted.

    Probably a decade ago, I mostly switched to rope.
    Tie a bowline knot, I am good to go,, the rope I use is FAR stronger than my tractor.





    I have not added hooks for fear the hook would cut the rope like a knife.

    Until now, I just have been finding a smooth area to tie to.
    That is not convenient, but, it has worked.

    Today I saw a boat hitch ball used for tying to.,,,, Hmmmmmm,,,,

    So, now I am thinking about adding a couple boat balls.

    If I add them to my QA adapter plate, they will be there for the forks or bucket,,,

    Could there be a better option for rope attachment??

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    I think you over-estimate the possibility of hooks cutting a rope. There are no sharp edges on the KBOHs. But if that's really a concern, why not just bolt on shackles and be done with it? A shackle with work with chains, ropes and/or straps....
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    I've been migrating to straps for the same reason plus just the weight of the chains is tough for me at times -

    How about something like this?

    Gunnebo-Johnson Grade 80 Weld-On Anchor Hook w/ 17,600 lb. WLL - 5-1/2"H x 7"L | AW Direct

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    Use an oblong ring from a hook to the rope. My fear of using a ball and rope is the rope may slip off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    I've been migrating to straps for the same reason plus just the weight of the chains is tough for me at times -

    How about something like this?

    Gunnebo-Johnson Grade 80 Weld-On Anchor Hook w/ 17,600 lb. WLL - 5-1/2"H x 7"L | AW Direct
    FYI, I can special order those for anyone that it interested, these "economy" ones would be perfect for any size tractor.

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    Economy Weld on Anchor Hooks

    These Weld on Anchor Hooks are designed for weldable attachment to equipment to provide a lifting/ pulling point for easy attachment of chain, wire rope or web slings.

    See part numbers below:
    11-AH2 WLL: 4,400 lbs.
    11-AH3 WLL: 6,600 lbs.
    11-AH5 WLL: 11,000 lbs.
    11-AH8 WLL: 17,600 lbs.
    11-AH10 WLL: 22,000 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    I have pretty much quit lifting (and pulling) with chain.

    The chain is heavy, and scratches whatever is lifted.
    Same here. Chain has its place when lifting heavy objects but for most things these days I have been using Kenny's straps with oblong rings. They are very strong and they do not mar or damage the finish on the object being lifted.

    I also have some of his oblong rings that I use for attaching standard tie-downs to the bucket hooks.

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    Also available from Ken -



    or use this with a clevis -

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    if you are concerned about the rope getting cut, just get some oblong rings or some ringslings?
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    or use this with a clevis -

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    I think you over-estimate the possibility of hooks cutting a rope. There are no sharp edges on the KBOHs. But if that's really a concern, why not just bolt on shackles and be done with it? A shackle with work with chains, ropes and/or straps....
    IMO, You simply CANNOT replace some sort of attachment point on a bucket.
    Last edited by Gizmo2; 10-26-2015 at 04:27 PM.
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