Choosing the right block and all the equipment to go along with it really is confusing. If you have any queries about applying snatch blocks, choosing wire rope blocks, working load limitations, etc., contact one of our sales specialists . They can help you find just what you want to get the job done safely.
With a wide variety of variations, sizes and weight limitations, it’s vital that you know what to find when choosing a snatch block for the work. Factors to keep in mind when deciding on a snatch block for your rigging needs:
Check the Working Load Limit (WLL) of both the snatch prevent and the cable rope. If the WLL of the pulley is not compatible with the WLL of the rope, it can create a dangerous problem if each one should fail.
Coordinate the size of the sheave in the snatch block to the size of the wire rope. If the wire rope is too big for the sheave, the block can crack. Generally, the wire rope-to-sheave size ratio ought to be 12:1 in order to hold the wire properly while under load.
Know your numbers. Because a snatchblock can cut the immediate pull load in two, pick a rigging pulley that has a rating of twice the draw of the winch you’ll be using with it.
We carry a variety of styles of heavy duty snatch blocks / wire wire pulleys; check the requirements for each and every product for break power and load limits. We as well carry a wide selection of wire rope.
Along with heavy duty snatch blocks, we as well offer smaller rigging snatch blocks and pulleys in various designs and sizes, including stainless snatch blocks, square blocks, single and dual pulleys, swivel prevent , and more.
For use with from sailboats to ATVs, a snatch block can be a real workhorse. Called a rigging block because it contributes to or “snatches” the mechanical power of pull, it offers a unique combination of power and flexibility. When used with a winch, a block enables you to pull or lift weighty items by “breaking” the draw span between the object and the winch. This cuts the direct pull load in half, which doubles how much fat your winch can draw.