Selecting the best block and all the equipment to go along with it might be confusing. If you have any concerns about applying snatch blocks, choosing wire rope blocks, functioning load restrictions, etc., contact among our sales specialists . They can help you find just what you want to get the job done safely.
With so many different variations, sizes and weight limitations, it’s vital that you know what to search for when deciding on a snatch block for the job. Factors to keep in mind when choosing a snatch block for your rigging needs:
Check the Working Load Limit (WLL) of both the snatch block and the cable rope. If the WLL of the pulley is not appropriate for the WLL of the rope, it could create a dangerous scenario if either one should fail.
Coordinate how big is the sheave in the snatch block to the size of the wire rope. If the cable rope is too big for the sheave, the block can crack. Generally, the wire rope-to-sheave size ratio ought to be 12:1 to be able to hold the wire properly while under load.
Know your numbers. Because a snatchblock can cut the immediate pull load in half, select a rigging pulley which has a rating of dual the draw of the winch you’ll be using with it.
We carry a number of styles of heavy duty snatch blocks / wire cable pulleys; check the technical specs for each product for break strength and load limitations. We likewise carry a wide selection of wire rope.
Along with heavy duty snatch blocks, we as well offer scaled-down rigging snatch blocks and pulleys in a variety of designs and sizes, including stainless steel snatch blocks, square blocks, single and double pulleys, swivel block , and more.
For use with from sailboats to ATVs, a snatch block can be a serious workhorse. Named a rigging block because it contributes to or “snatches” the mechanical power of pull, it provides a unique blend of power and versatility. When used in combination with a winch, a block lets you pull or lift major items by “breaking” the draw span between your object and the winch. This cuts the immediate pull load in half, which doubles how much fat your winch can draw.