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    Crosby® Hook Latch Kit Warnings

    Crosby® Hook Latch Kit Warnings

    • Always inspect hook and latch before using..
    • Never use a latch that is distorted or bent.
    • Always make sure spring will force the latch against the tip of the hook.
    • Always make sure hook supports the load. The latch must never support the load. (See Figures 1 & 2).
    • When placing two (2) sling legs in hook, make sure the angle between legs is small enough and the legs are not tilted so that nothing bears against the bottom of the latch. (See Figures 3 & 4).
    • Latches are intended to retain loose sling or devices under slack conditions.
    • Latches are not intended to be an anti-fouling device.
     
    • Loads may disengage from hook if proper procedures are not followed.
    • A falling load may cause serious injury or death.
    • See OSHA Rule 1926.550(g)(4)(iv)(B).
      A hook and this style latch must not be used for lifting personnel.
    • Hook must always support the load.
      The load must never be supported by the latch.
    • Read and understand these instructions before using hooks and latches.

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    Figure 1

    WRONG

    Figure 2

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    IMPORTANT Instructions for Assembling SS-4055 Latch On Crosby Hooks.
    Step 1
    Step 2
    Step 3
    Step 4, 5 and 6

    Place hook at approximately a 45 degree angle with the cam up.

    Position coils of spring over cam with legs of spring pointing toward point of hook and loop of spring positioned down and lying against the hook.

    Position latch over tines of spring with ears partially over hook cam. Swing latch to one side of hook, point and depress latch and spring until latch clears point of hook.

    4. Line up holes in latch with hook cam.

    5. Insert bolt through latch, spring and cam.

    6. Tighten self-locking nut on one end of bolt.


    IMPORTANT Instructions for Assembling SS-4055 Latch On Crosby Hooks.
    Step 1
    Step 2
    Step 3
    Step 4, 5 and 6
    Step 7

    Place hook at approximately a 45 degree angle with the cam up.

    Position coils of spring over cam with legs of spring pointing toward point of hook and loop of spring positioned down and lying against the hook.

    Position latch to side of hook points. Slide latch onto spring legs between lockplate and latch body until latch is partially over hook cam. Then depress latch and spring until latch clears point of the hook.

    4. Line up holes in latch with hook cam.

    5. Insert bolt through latch, spring and cam.

    6. Tighten self-locking nut on one end of bolt.

    For Personnel Lifting: With latch in closed position and rigging resting in bowl of hook, insert bolt through latch and secure with nut and cotter pin. When bolt, nut and cotter pin are not being used, store them in a designated place upon the personnel platform.

    IMPORTANT Instructions for Assembling Model PL-N/O Latch on Crosby or McKissick Hooks.
    Step 1
    Step 2
    Step 3, 4 , 5 and 6
    Step 7 and 8
    Step 9

    Place hook in upright position. Position coils of spring over cam with legs of spring pointing toward tip of hook and loop of spring positioned down and lying against the hook.

    Slip the latch over the spring until the two spring legs are positioned into the grooves located on the inside of the latch housing (legs of spring should fit between the gate and the housing).

    3. Slide latch housing up the spring legs until latch clears hook tip.

    4. Resting latch on interlocking hook tip, line up holes in latch with hook cam.

    5. Insert bolt through latch spring and cam.

    6. Tighten self-locking nut on one end of bolt.

    For Personnel Lifting:

    7. Rigging should be resting in bowl of hook, with latch in closed position and gate locked.

    8. Insert toggle lock pin through hole and depress spring until toggle clears hole on other side of latch.

    For Personnel Lifting:
    Rotate toggle 90 degrees to secure pin (ensure toggle is in closed position as shown).