Originally Posted by Bigtalljv
So the the next question is anchor rigging. The delta and other plows you can shackle at the plow end and connect with a break away on the shank so if it gets stuck and you yank hard enough it self releases, or that's the theory. anybody rig theirs that way? what do you use on the shank end? zip tie or seizing wire?
I have my spare hook rigged that way. If I remember right, I have it shackled at the front (with the pin safety wired - you saw where I was going with that, didn't you?), and a few 175# (I think) zip ties to hold the chain to the shank.
A single or double wrap of safety wire would do as well.
I figure that I don't want it to break out unless I really need it to, and in that case, I'd use the motor to free the chain from the shank.
NCP: Isn't that just a swivel to keep the rode from twisting?
Pete: When I safety wire the shackle, I use a pair of safety wire pliers, leave about 3/4" of twisted section, and fold that back on itself twice, so the pointy bits are hidden in the middle. Then smash it all down so it's out of the way.