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Clevis Vs. Shackle Vs. Clevis . . . PLEASE define . . .

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  1. BillConnerFASTC

    BillConnerFASTC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    And you can back up with that, right, so the clevis is in compression?

    The unused "ring" to the right - wouldn't that be for a pintel hitch?
     
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    Correct you can backup with it and it will do pretty much a 90. Not recommended as you could snap the PTO but things have happened where it's been close.

    What ring to the right?

    The ball in the bottom left is part of our three point hitch for our chopper and grader.
     
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    Maybe Clevii are Levi's for Clever people?
    Not being clever, I wouldn't know.
    Toodleoo!
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    I did mena lower left but I get it now. I did once upon a time, when Toodles was a wee boy, work on a farm, drove tractors, shoveled BFM (bovine fecal matter), etc. Some things don't change much.
     
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    I'll get a picture of the full rear end for ya after the show.

    Working here I've learned to drive the equipment but try to not get into dealing with the poop stuff. Gotta draw a line somewhere.
     
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    Perhaps the major change is you get paid more for it?
    Toodleoo!
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    On a more serious note:
    Etymology[edit]

    First attested in 1590s. Origin unknown; probably derived from the verb "to cleave". If so, the word ultimately may stem from Scandinavian: compare Old Norse kljufa (to split).
    Noun[edit]

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    Wikipedia has an article on:
    Clevis fastener
    clevis
    (plural clevises)
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    clevis
    1. A U-shaped coupling having holes at each end, through which a bolt is run; used especially to fit attachments to a tractor or other vehicle as it allows a degree of rotation about the bolt.
     
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    You can get into more than enough "poop" right here on CB.
    Toodleoo!
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    Here ya go.

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    Yeah - I got it as soon as you said what it was for. I think I called it a three point hitch. Mowing machine - in antique terms at least. Something like this with a sickle bar:

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    Showing your age there Bill, with that 55 Ford and a simple sickle hook up :shock::shock::shock:
     
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    I agree with @porkchop . Shackles are an in-line connection device, with no fixation. A clevis refers to an anchoring device.

    So yes, a shackle can be made into a clevis, but a clevis cannot be used as a shackle.

    Shackle goes between things, clevis is the thing.
     
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