What is a clevis grip?

A clevis is a forged component at the end of a tie rod assembly that secures one end of a threaded rod to a structure. The “grip” of a clevis is the distance between the ears and is typically ¼” wider than the thickness of the connecting plate. This dimension is important so that the clevis can easily attach to this plate. Adjusting this width in the field is difficult since special equipment is used to properly modify the grip to the correct size. This grip dimension also determines the length of the pin that we will be provided. See the table below for the different grip allowances for each clevis size.

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