Blocks and Sheaves
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Tackle Block Warning, Use & Maintenance Information

Important:
For maximum safety and efficiency, tackle block systems must be properly designed, used, and maintained. You must understand the use of tackle block components in the system. These instructions provide this knowledge. Read them carefully and completely.
Some parts of these instructions must use technical words and detailed explanations. NOTE: If you do not understand all words, diagrams, and definitions — DO NOT TRY TO USE A TACKLE BLOCK SYSTEM!
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE — DO NOT THROW AWAY!

General Cautions or Warnings
Ratings shown in Crosby Group literature are applicable only to new or “in as new” products.
Working Load Limit ratings indicate the greatest force or load a product can carry under usual environmental conditions. Shock loading and extraordinary conditions must be taken into account when selecting products for use in tackle block systems.
In general, the products displayed in Crosby Group literature are used as parts of a system being employed to
accomplish a task. Therefore, we can only recommend within the Working Load Limits, or other stated limita
tions, the use of products for this purpose.

The Working Load Limit or Design (Safety) Factor of each Crosby product may be affected by wear, misuse, over­ loading, corrosion, deformation, intentional alteration, and other use conditions. Regular inspection must be con ducted to determine whether use can be continued at the catalog assigned WLL, a reduced WLL, a reduced Design (Safety) Factor, or withdrawn from service.

Crosby Group products generally are intended for tension or pull. Side loading must be avoided, as it exerts additional force or loading which the product is not designed to accommodate.

Always make sure the hook supports the load. The latch must never support the load. Welding of load supporting parts or products can be hazardous. Knowledge of materials, heat treatment, and welding procedures is necessary for proper welding. Crosby Group should be consulted for information.

Definitions
STATIC LOAD — The load resulting from a constantly applied force or load.
WORKING LOAD LIMIT — The maximum mass or force which the product is authorized to support in general service when the pull is applied in­line, unless noted otherwise, with respect to the center line of the product. This term is used interchangeably with the following terms.
1. WLL
2. Rated Load Value
3. SWL
4. Safe Working Load
5. Resultant Safe Working Load

WORKING LOAD — The maximum mass or force which the product is authorized to support in a particular service.
PROOF LOAD — The average force applied in the performance of a proof test; the average force to which a product may be subjected before deformation occurs.
PROOF TEST — A test applied to a product solely to determine non conforming material or manufacturing defects.
ULTIMATE LOAD — The average load or force at which the product fails, or no longer supports the load.
SHOCK LOAD — A force that results from the rapid application of a force (such as impacting and/or jerking) or rapid movement of a static load. A shock load significantly adds to the static load.
DESIGN (SAFETY) FACTOR — An industry term denoting a product’s theoretical reserve capability; usually computed by dividing the catalog Ultimate Load by the Working Load Limit. Generally expressed for blocks as a ratio of 4 to 1.
TACKLE BLOCK — An assembly consisting of a sheave(s), side plates, and generally an end fitting (hook, shackle, etc.) that is used for lifting, lowering, or applying tension.

Fitting Maintenance
Fittings, including hooks, shackles, links, etc., may become worn and disfigured with use, resulting in nicks, gouges and sharp corners which produce additional stress conditions. Regular inspection is recommended to monitor product condition.
Grinding is the recommended procedure to restore smooth surfaces. A reduction of the products original dimension of 10 percent from wear and repair is allowable in the load bearing areas. Any greater reduction may necessitate a reduced Working Load Limit.
Any crack or deformation in a fitting is sufficient cause to withdraw the product from service.

Selection Guide
Some of the blocks shown in Crosby Group literature are named for their intended use and selection is routine. A few examples include the “Double Rig Trawl Block” used in the fishing industry, the “Well Loggers Block” used in the oil drilling industry, and the “Cargo Hoisting Block” used in the freighter boat industry. Others are more generally classified and have a variety of uses. They include snatch blocks, regular wood blocks, standard steel blocks, etc. For example, snatch blocks allow the line to be attached by opening up the block instead of threading the line through the block. This feature eliminates the use of rope guards and allows various line entrance and exit angles to change direction of the load. These angles determine the load on the block and/or the block fitting. (See “Loads on Blocks.”) Snatch blocks are intended for infrequent and intermittent use with low line speeds.
A tackle block is one element of a system used to lift or drag a load. There are other elements in the system including the prime mover (hoist, winch, hand), supporting structure, power available, etc. All of these elements can influence the type of tackle block required. When selecting a block for the system in your specific application, you should consider the other elements as well as the features of the blocks shown in Crosby Group literature.
Blocks and Sheaves
The Crosby Group, Inc.

Tackle Block Warning, Use & Maintenance Information

To select a tackle block to fit your requirements, consider the following points:

1. Are there regulations which could affect your choice of blocks, such as federal or state OSHA, elevator safe­ty, mine safety, maritime, insurance, etc.?

2. What is the weight of the load, including any dynamics of impacts that add to load value? You must know this to determine the minimum required Working Load Limit value of the block.

3. How many parts of line are required? This can be determined given the load to be lifted and the line pull you have available. As an alternative, you could calculate the line pull required with a given number of parts of line and a given load weight. (See “How to Figure Line Parts.”)

4. What is the size of line to be used? Multiply the available line pull by the desired safety factor for wire rope to determine the minimum catalog wire rope breaking strength; consult a wire rope catalog for the corresponding grade and diameter of wire rope to match.You should also consider fatigue factors that affect wire rope life. (See “Sheave Size & Wire Rope Strength.”)

5. What is the speed of the line? This will help you determine the type of sheave bearing necessary. There are several choices of bearings suitable for dif­ferent applications including:

Common (Plain) Bore for very low line speeds and
very infrequent use (high bearing friction). Self Lubricating Bronze Bushings for slow line speeds and infrequent use (moderate bearing friction).
Bronze Bushing with pressure lubrication for slow line speeds and more frequent use at greater loads (moderate bearing friction).
Anti­friction Bearings for faster line speeds and more frequent use at greater loads (minimum bearing friction).

6. What type of fitting is required for your application? The selection may depend on whether the block will be traveling or stationary.Your choices include single or multiple hooks with or without throat latches and shackles, which are the most secured load attachment.You should also decide whether the fitting should be fixed, swivel or swivel with lock. If it is a swivel fitting, then a selection of thrust bearing may be necessary. There are plain fittings with no bearings for positioning at no load, bronze bushed fittings for infrequent and moderate load swiveling, and anti­friction bearing equipped fittings for frequent load swiveling.

7. How will the block be reeved and does it require a dead end becket? (See “The Reeving of Tackle Blocks.”)

8. If the block is to be a traveling block, what weight is required to overhaul the line? (See “How to Determine Overhaul Weights.”)

9. What is the fleet angle of the wire line? Line entrance and exit angles should be no more than 1 1/2°.

10. How will the block be maintained? Do conditions in your application require special maintenance consid­erations? (See “Tackle Block Maintenance,” and “Fitting Maintenance.”)

Tackle Block Maintenance
Tackle Blocks must be regularly inspected, lubricated, and maintained for peak efficiency and extended usefulness. Their proper use and maintenance is equal in importance to other mechanical equipment. The frequency of inspection and lubrication is dependent upon frequency and periods of use, environmental conditions, and the user’s good judgment.
Inspection: As a minimum, the following points should be considered:

1. Wear on pins or axles, rope grooves, side plates, bushing or bearings, and fittings (See Fitting Maintenance). Excessive wear may be a cause to replace parts or remove block from service.
2. Deformation in side plates, pins and axles, fitting attachment points, trunnions, etc. Deformation can be caused by abusive service and/or overload and may be a cause to remove block from service.
3. Misalignment or wobble in sheaves.
4. Security of nuts, bolts, and other locking methods, especially after reassembly following a tear down inspection. Original securing method should be used; e.g., staking, set screw, cotter pin, cap screw.
5. Pins retained by snap rings should be checked for
missing or loose rings.
6. Sheave pin nuts should be checked for proper posi­tioning. Pins for tapered roller bearings should be tightened to remove all end play during sheave rota­tion. Pins for bronze bushings and straight roller bear­ings should have a running clearance of .031 inch per sheave of end play and should be adjusted accordingly.
7. Hook or shackle to swivel case clearance is set at .031 to.062 at the factory. Increased clearance can result from component wear. Clearance exceeding .12 to .18 should necessitate disassembly and further inspection.
8. Deformation or corrosion of hook and nut threads.
9. Surface condition and deformation of hook (See Fitting Maintenance and ANSI B30.10.)
10. Welded side plates for weld corrosion or weld crack­ing.
11. Hook latch for deformation, proper fit and operation.

Lubrication: The frequency of lubrication depends upon frequency and period of product use as well as environmental conditions, which are contingent upon the user’s good judgment.
Assuming normal product use, the following schedule is suggested when using lithum­base grease of a medium consistency.

Sheave Bearings
Tapered Roller Bearings — Every 40 hours of continuous operation or every 30 days of intermittent
operation.
Roller Bearings — Every 24 hours of continuous
operation or every 14 days of intermittent operation.
Bronze Bushings — (Not Self Lubricated) — Every 8 hours of continuous operation or every 14 days of intermittent operation.
Blocks and Sheaves
The Crosby Group, Inc.

Tackle Block Warning, Use & Maintenance Information
Hook Bearings
Anti Friction — Every 14 days for frequent swiveling; every 45 days for infrequent swiveling.

Bronze Thrust Bushing or No Bearing — Every 16 hours for frequent swiveling; every 21 days for infrequent swiveling.
Tackle Block Maintenance also depends upon proper block selection (see “Loads on Blocks”), proper reeving (see “The Reeving of Tackle Blocks”), consideration of shock loads, side loading, and other adverse conditions.

Sheave Bearing Application Information
BRONZE BUSHINGS—
Bronze Bushings are used primarily for sheave applications using slow line speed, moderate load, and moderate use. The performance capability of a bearing is related to the bearing pressure and the bearing surface velocity by a relationship known as true PV (Maximum Pressure ­Velocity Factor). The material properties of the Bronze Bushings furnished as standard in Crosby catalog sheaves are:
(BP) Maximum Bearing Pressure: 4500 PSI
(BV) Maximum Velocity at bearing: 1200 FPM
(PV) Maximum Pressure Velocity Factor: 55000 (It should be noted that due to material property relations, the maximum BP times the maximum BV is NOT equal to the maximum PV.)

Calculations can be made to find the maximum allowable line speed for a given total sheave load. If the required line speed is greater than the maximum allowable line speed calculated, then increase the shaft size and/or the hub width and recalculate. Continue the process until the maximum allowable line speed is equal to or exceeds the required line speed.

COMMON (PLAIN) BORE ­
Very slow line speed, very infrequent use, low load.

ROLLER BEARING ­
Faster line speeds, more frequent use, greater load. Refer to manufacturer’s rating.
Loads on Blocks
The Working Load Limit (WLL) for Crosby Group blocks indicates the maximum load that should be exerted on the block and its connecting fitting. This total load value may be different from the weight being lifted or pulled by a hoisting or hauling system. It is necessary to determine the total load being imposed on each block in the
system to properly determine the rated capacity block to be used. A single sheave block used to change load line direction can be subjected to total loads greatly different from the weight being lifted or pulled. The total load value varies with the angle between the incoming and departing lines to the block.
The following chart indicates the factor to be multiplied by the line pull to obtain the total load on the block.
Blocks and Sheaves
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Tackle Block Warning, Use & Maintenance Information

There is no mechanical advantage to a single part load line system, so winch line pull is equal to 1,000 lbs. or the weight being lifted.

The Reeving of Tackle Blocks
In reeving of tackle blocks, there are many methods. The method discussed below is referred to as “Right Angle” reeving. Please consult your rigging manual for other methods of reeving.

RIGHT ANGLE REEVING
In reeving a pair of tackle blocks, one of which has more than two sheaves, the hoisting rope should lead from one of the center sheaves of the upper block to prevent toppling and avoid injury to the rope. The two blocks should be placed so that the sheaves in the upper block are at right angles to those in the lower one, as shown in the following illustrations.
Start reeving with the becket or dead end of the rope. Use a shackle block as the upper one of a pair and a hook block as the lower one as seen below.
Sheaves in a set of blocks revolve at different rates of speed. Those nearest the lead line revolve at the highest rate of speed and wear out more rapidly.
All sheaves should be kept well lubricated when in operation to reduce friction and wear.

Blocks and Sheaves
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Tackle Block Warning, Use & Maintenance Information
Sheave Size & Wire Rope Strength
Strength Efficiency
Bending wire rope reduces its strength.

Fatigue Life
Repeated bending and straightening of wire rope causes a cyclic change of stress called “fatiguing.” Bend radius affects wire rope fatigue life.

How to Determine Overhauling Weights
To determine the weight of the block or overhaul ball that is required to free fall the block, the following information is needed: size of wire rope, number of line parts, type of sheave bearing, length of crane boom, and drum friction (use 50 pounds, unless other information is available).

Blocks and Sheaves
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Tackle Block Warning, Use & Maintenance Information

WARNING
• A potential hazard exists when lifting or dragging heavy loads with tackle block assemblies.
• Failure to design and use tackle block systems properly may cause a load to slip or fall — the result could be serious injury or death.
• A tackle block system should be rigged by a qualified person as defined by ANSI/ ASME B.30.
• Instruct workers to keep hands and body away from block sheaves and swivels — and away from “pinch points” where rope touches block parts or loads.
• Do not side load tackle blocks.
• See OSHA Rule 1926.550 (g) for Personnel Hoisting for Cranes and Derricks. Only a Crosby or McKissick Hook with a PL Latch attached, and secured with the bolt, nut and cotter pin provided, may be used for any personnel hoisting. A hook with a Crosby SS­4055 Latch attached shall not be used for personnel hoisting .
• Instruct workers to be alert and to wear proper safety gear in areas where loads are moved or supported with tackle block systems.
• Use only genuine Crosby parts as replacement.
• Read, understand, and follow these instructions to select, use and maintain tackle block systems.

Blocks
The Crosby Group, Inc.

Ordering Instructions
The following information should be specified:

1. Stock number (if known)
2. Sheave Size.
3. Block Number (Catalog Number).
4. Number of Sheaves.
5. Type of Bearing: (BB) Bronze Bushed, (RB) Roller, (TB) Tapered Roller.
6. Type of Hook or Shackle.
7. Wire Rope Diameter.

All crane and some construction blocks are available as shown or with swivel shackle assembly, duplex swivel hook assembly or quadruple hook assembly. Various com­binations of bearing assemblies can be furnished; such as bronze bushed sheaves and swivel hooks, roller or tapered roller bearing sheaves and hook assemblies or a combination of bronze, roller or tapered roller bearings.

EXAMPLE
18” 370 Triple Sheave, Roller Bearing Trunnion Style Crane Block with Roller Bearing Swivel Hook, 60 ton 1” Wire Rope Diameter.
Blocks
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Light Champion

• Forged alloy heat treated hooks.
• Forged steel swivel tees, yokes and shackles.
• Hook and shackle assemblies on 4 1/2” through 14” sizes can be interchanged.
• Can be furnished with bronze bushings or roller bearings.
• Opening feature permits insertion of rope while block is suspended from gin­pole.
• 3” thru 18” 418 and 419 blocks have exclusive bolt retaining spring to assure no lost bolts.
• Can be furnished with SS­4055 hook latch.
• Pressure lube fittings.
• Fatigue rated.
• 3” – 10” feature dual rated wireline sheaves.

“PATENTED IN USA”

* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit.
** Available in Bronze Bushed only. 3″ and 4 1/2″ have self lubricating Bronze Bushing.
† Fitted with 1 1/4″ I D Swivel Eye.
†† May be furnished in other wire rope sizes.

NOTE: When ordering, please specify: size, block number, hook or shackle, bronze bushed or roller bearing, and wire rope size.

BLOCKS

The Crosby Group, Inc.
Snatch Blocks
Super Champion

• Drop forged, heat treated swivel hook or swivel shackle.
• Hook and shackle assemblies on 8” through 14” sizes can be interchanged.
• Can be furnished with bronze bushings or roller bearings.
• Pressure lube fittings.
• 8” thru 14” 430 and 431 blocks have exclusive bolt retaining spring to assure no lost bolts.
• Can be furnished with SS­4055 hook latch.
• Fatigue rated.

* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit.
† May be furnished in other Wire Rope sizes.

SEE APPLICATION AND
WARNING INFORMATION

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.

Snatch Blocks
All Alloy

• Entire block made from heat treated alloy steel. Use of heat treated alloy gives block only 60% of the weight of blocks of comparable capacities.
• Available with a bronze bushed or roller bearing sheave in the 416, 417, 402 models; 434, 435, 401 models available in bronze bushed sheave only.
• Easy opening feature of “Champion” blocks retained.
• Hook and shackle assemblies can be interchanged.
• Pressure lube fittings.
• Can be furnished with SS­4055 hook latch.
• Fatigue rated.

* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit.
† May be furnished in other wire rope sizes.

SEE APPLICATION AND WARNING INFORMATION

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Snatch Blocks

• Light champion snatch block as a double sheave block.
• Drop forged swivel hook or swivel shackle.
• Can be furnished with bronze bushings or roller bearings.
• Opening feature permits easy insertion of wire rope in both sheaves with removal of one bolt.
• Can be furnished with SS­4055 hook latch.
• Pressure lube fittings.
• Fatigue rated.

* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit.
† Available in Bronze Bushed Only.
†† May be furnished in other Wire Rope sizes.

SEE APPLICATION AND WARNING INFORMATION

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.

Snatch Blocks
Champion

• Hooks and side plates are forged alloy steel and heat treated.
• Shackles and yokes are forged and heat treated steel.
• Side plates are designed to eliminate possibility of rope jamming.
• Can be furnished with bronze bushings or sealed roller bearings.
• Opening feature permits insertion of rope while block is suspended from gin­pole.
• Can be furnished with SS­4055 hook latch.
• Pressure lube fittings.
• Fatigue rated.
• Hook and shackle assemblies can be interchanged.

NOTE:When ordering, please specify: Size, block number, hook or shackle, bronze bushed or roller bearing, and wire rope size.

* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit.
† May be furnished in other wire rope sizes.

SEE APPLICATION AND
WARNING INFORMATION

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Snatch Blocks

C-700 Snatch Blocks

• Unique locking device permits disengagement by simply folding hook.
• Formed Steel side plates with capacity stamped permanently in place.
• Oil impregnated bronze bushings.
• Can be furnished with SS-4055 hook latch.

* Ultimate Load is 3.5 times the Working Load Limit.

C­720 Heavy Duty Utility Snatch Block

• Forged steel sheaves, bronze bushings.
• Pressure lube fitting.
• Drop forged steel hook.
• Self-locking style. Locks with hook load.
• Can be furnished with SS-4055 hook latch.

* Ultimate Load is 3.5 times the Working Load Limit.

C­720 Toggle Block (Tail Board)

• Forged steel sheaves, bronze bushing.
• Pressure lube fitting.

* Ultimate Load is 3.5 times the Working Load Limit.

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.

Hay Fork Pulleys

• One piece pressed steel shells.
• Edges well rounded to prevent chaffing of rope.
• Forged steel eyes and hooks.
• Can be furnished with SS­4055 hook latch.
• Furnished with roller bearings.
• Pressure lube fittings.
• Available Painted or Zinc Plated.

* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit.

Rope Code: MR ­Manila Rope,WL ­Wire Line

Tong Blocks

• Steel sheaves with roller bearing and pressure lubrication.
• Forged steel eyes and hooks.
• Easy opening feature shown available in 8″ size only.
* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit

Lay Down Blocks

• Used to lay down drill pipe.
• All steel construction, steel sheaes mounted on antifriction bearings, grooved for maximum of 3/4″ wire line.
• Hook made to fit into end of drill pipe, handy dead end becket for returning block– hooks have handles for disengagement.

* Ultimate Load is 4 times the Working Load Limit

SEE APPLICATION AND
WARNING INFORMATION

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, In.c

380 Series Hook Blocks

• Wide range of product available.
• Capacity: 5 to 300 tons ­Larger Models Available.
• Sheave Sizes: 10” to 30”.
• Wire Line Sizes: 7/16 to 1 1/4”.
• All 380 Series Blocks are furnished standard with Roller Bearings.
• Reeving Guides Standard ­All Models.
• Heavy Duty Positive Locking (PL) Latch ­All Models.
• Sheave lubrication through center pin ­Separate lube channel to each bearing.
• Sheaves fully protected by side plates.
• Dual action hook (Swings and Rotates).
• Design Factor of 4 to 1 (unless otherwise noted).
• All 380 Series blocks,16”and larger, are furnished with McKissick Roll­Forged™ sheaves with flame hardened grooves.

OPTIONS AVAILABLE

• Bronze Bushed Sheaves
• Duplex Hooks
• Swivel Tee and Shackle Assemblies
• Sheave Shrouds
• Anti Rotation ­Locking Device (50 tons & larger)
• Plate Steel Cheek Weights
• Third party testing with Certification available upon request.

SEE APPLICATION AND
WARNING INFORMATION

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.

McKissick Series 680 Construction Blocks

Wide Range of product available:

• Capacity: 5 to 65 tons ­Larger models available.
• Sheave sizes: 6” to 24” O.D.
• Wire Line Sizes: 3/8” to 1­1/4”

. Equipped with genuine Crosby® forged steel, Quenched and Tempered shackles that contain the patented QUIC­CHECK® markings.
. Design Factor of 4 to 1.
. Manufactured by an ISO 9001 and API Q1 Certified facility.
. All 680 Series Blocks are furnished standard with Bronze Bushings.
. All 680 blocks 16” and larger, are furnished with McKissick® Roll Forged® sheaves with flame hardened grooves.
. Sheaves are lubricated through center pin, with a separate lube channel to each sheave.

Options Available

• Roller bearing sheaves
• Hanger & Bolt only models available
• Third party testing with certification
• Galvanized finish ­ Most models

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.

McKissick Series 680 Construction Blocks

“P” FITTING – BLOCKS WITH BOLD ONLY

“H” FITTING – BLOCKS WITH HANGERS

“S” FITTING – BLOCKS WITH HANGER AND SHACKLE

BLOCKS
The Crosby Group, Inc.
Gin Blocks for Manila Rope

For light hoisting by Roofers and Contractors

Furnished with drop forged swivel latch hooks.

Can be furnished with SS­4055 hook latch.

SEE APPLICATION AND
WARNING INFORMATION

OVERHAUL BALLS
The Crosby Group, Inc.

UB500 Series Top Swiveling Overhaul Balls

• The top swivel design on the UB500 assures the ball remains stationary if the wire line spins.
• The swivel incorporates a sealed roller thrust bearing together with a grease fitting for easy lubrication.
• Each ball can be equipped with the new McKissick US422 Wedge & Socket which can be easily adjusted to fit various sizes of wire rope by changing the wedge (Ensure that correct wedge is used for selected wire rope size).
• Design Factor 4:1
• All hooks used on UB500 Overhaul Balls (S320, S320N & S316A) are forged from alloy steel. The S320 and S320N hooks come complete with latches.
• Sizes 4 tons through 10 tons available with Crosby’s S316A “Positive Locking” SHUR­LOC® hook which may be used for lifting personnel. Meets OSHA Rule 1926.550 (g).
• The S320 hook (PL latch) and the S320N hook (S4320 latch), with the proper latch attached, may be used for personnel lifting when secured with proper device (Bolt, nut and pin for the PL latch; Cotter pin for the S4320 latch). Meets OSHA Rule 1926.550 (g).

OVERHAUL BALLS
The Crosby Group, Inc.

UB500 Series Top Swiveling Overhaul Balls

Putting Certainty Into Everything We Make.

CERTEX provides the rope slings, rope terminations and other tailor-made assemblies that allow our custoers to tackle their lifting challenges with confidence. At CERTEX, every custom operation from cutting rope to applying hooks and shackles to making the most demanding sling, carries out the same assurance of safety.

Safety is built into our products at every stage of our fabricating process. A CERTEX-made product can be trusted because it starts with components that meet the highest possible standards of safety and reliability. Using these quality components, the CERTEX expertise in lifting is applied in our own rigging shops: the result is customized lifting equipment that will perform in the most critical applications where lives and property depend on it.

With experienced people and machinery to produce the lifting equipment that our customers specify, CERTEX companies eerywhere are committed to the complete reliability of every product that we make.

CERTEX
Lifting Products and Services

OVERHAUL BALLS

The Crosby Group, Inc.

Ordering Information

McKissick sheaves come in a variety of sizes to suit your specific applications. Check the tables for the size, bearing style and price that best fits your application. For applications that require unique specifications Crosby can make minor modifications to many of the sheaves listed at a reasonable charge. We can also custom design and manufacture sheaves to your exact requirements. For special requirements or custom designed sheaves, furnish the following important information:

• Wireline Size
• Shaft Diameter
• Weight Requirements
• Hub Diameter
• Bore Finished
• Nominal Outside Diameter
• Hub Width
• Rim Width
• Nominal Tread Diameter
• Other Special Requirements

ROLL FORGED SHEAVE FEATURES

• Unique upset roll forging process provides a thicker groove section for extra strength.
• Stepped Hubs are precisely centered and mechanically locked in place.
• Wireline grooves on sheave diameters of 14”and larger are flamed hardened for extra wear resistance.
• All sheaves have solid steel webs with holes for easy handling.
• Sheave weights can be made heavier or lighter than shown to fit your specific application.
• For more information ask for our special brochure describing the complete roll forging process.