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Crosby Sling Calculator 6.0 - Now Available for iPhones and iPads

The much-anticipated Crosby Sling Calculator is now available as an app for your iPad or iPhone! With over 15 calculators, this app is packed with utilities to aid you in determining sling tensions, calculating a load's center of gravity, and computing the volume and weight of a load. Users of our popular PC-based Sling Calculator will find all of the functionality, and more, here in this newest addition to our suite of apps by The Crosby Group. 

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Features of the Crosby Sling Calculator 6.0

  • Features more than 15 calculators and utilities designed to aid in determining sling tensions, calculating a load's center of gravity, and computing the volume and weight of a load.
  • Allows you to choose local measurement (Metric units, Feet and Inches or Decimal Feet).
  • Indicate your preference for Vertical Sling Angles (CEN) or Horizontal Sling Angles (ASME).

The Crosby Sling Calculator also provides tutorial messages and inquiry screens that allow “real time” education on the use of the products many attributes. Finally, with just the tap on the screen the resultant PDF files can be sent directly to your e-mail inbox.  

The Crosby Sling Calculator is available for $24.99 (US). Click here to download the app today! 

Tags: lifting and rigging, The Crosby Group, Crosby

New Product Annoucement: Tubing Grabs for Well Servicing

Bishop Lifting Products is excited to announce the latest innovation in well servicing -- Crosby's Tubing Grab. Read more about the features and warnings here. 

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The tool clamps onto the well tubing just behind the upset and is used to move the tubing to and from the rig floor. Keeping the tube horizontal, the grab allows handlers to move the tubing to the rig floor so the elevators can be attached and stand the tubing upright. The Tube Grab can also be used in the reverse. It is not designed to move the tubing to the vertical. 

To install on tubing, pull the trigger fully, and press the jaws over the tubing. Release the trigger and verify the trigger is fully in the locked or forward position prior to applying a load. The operator’s hands must be free of the grab prior to applying the load. The grab must be installed adjacent to the flared end of the tubing or the coupler.  Do not attempt to attach the grab directly to the larger diameter flared end or the coupler.


  • Devices to lift 2-3/8" and 2-7/8" tubing.
  • Engages with upset end of tubing.
  • WLL: 500 lbs.
  • Fitted with Crosby Shackle for attachment to air tugger line.
  • For the oilfield well servicing market.

Read more here.  

For pricing and questions on Tubing Grabs contact:
Permian Basin & South Texas:
Billy Bob Anderson - 432-258-2535
Oklahoma & Rockies:
Bill Ray - 405-426-2440

Tags: Crosby, Bishop Lifting Products, well servicing, tubing grab, well servicing tools

New Crosby Product - Screw Pin "Wide Body" Shackles

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Bishop Lifting Products is excited to announce that Crosby has just released new select sizes of the “Original” Wide Body shackles are now available in a screw pin design. The G-2169 and S-2169 are both "Load Rated", "QT- Quenched and Tempered"  and "TA- Type Approved."  Only Crosby can guarantee this type of quality.  

Crosby’s “Wide Body” Shackles provide the following benefits:

Product Features

  • Capacities of 7, 12.5 and 18 metric tons.
  • Quenched and Tempered for maximum strength.
  • Forged Alloy Steel.
  • Available in galvanized and self colored finish.
  • Individually proof tested and magnetic particle inspected. Crosby certification available at time of order.
  • Meets or exceed all requirements of ASME B30.26 including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load and temperature requirements.   Importantly, these shackles meet other critical performance requirements including fatigue life, impact properties and material traceability, not addressed by ASME B30.26.

To learn more, click here to view the New Crosby Screw Pin "Wide Body" Shackle literature.  

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Tags: shackles, The Crosby Group, Crosby, wire rope slings