Rigging Riddles

This brain teaser is part of Mike's Rigging Mysteries available through the ITI Bookstore.

Enjoy! Check your answers below.

Match the 10 questions below with the correct answers, A-J.

  1. rigging gear____ What has 2 legs, 2 ears and a bow?
  2. ____ What has 2 legs and a saddle?
  3. ____ What has a body and two opposed threaded shank fittings?
  4. ____ What has a housing, 2 hooks, a handle and some chain?
  5. ____ What has 4 legs, 4 wheels, a house and a drum?
  6. ____ What has 3 legs, a house and a bowl?
  7. ____ What has a body, 2 legs, 2 ears and a bald head?
  8. ____ What has 2 sleeves, 2 eyes and lots of steel wire in between?
  9. ____ What has a tip, a bowl, a shank and one eye?
  10. ____ What has one eye and a bowl?

rigging gearA. Turnbuckles

B. Sling Hook

C. Mike

D. Shackle

E. Aunt Bertha at soup time

F. Come-a-long

G. Hydraulic crane

H. Wire rope sling

I. Wire rope clamp

J. My dog, Diamond

 

Happy trails to all my crane and rigging friends,
Mike Parnell
ITI-Field Services

P.S.  This article was originally published in The Professional Rigger Newsletter - Rigging Riddles.

 

Answers:

  1. D
  2. I
  3. A
  4. F
  5. G
  6. J
  7. C
  8. H
  9. B
  10. E
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