A snatch block or crane block with bushed sheave is a pulley system which helps to aid with lifting heavy loads. It is essentially a pulling block assembly which is used specifically to increase the load pulling capacity of a winch. Using a snatch block allows you to double the line which in turn doubles the lifting capacity of the snatch block and pulley. They are used in a variety of industries including forestry, marine, haulage and construction. The lightweight heavy duty snatch blocks we provide here at SecureFix Direct are perfect for various applications including lifting, pulling, towing and re-directs. They are designed for use with wire rope and have gates to allow wire rope to be passed through without the need of threading through the block.
Safety when using Snatch Blocks
We understand that safety is a huge factor when it comes to purchasing any heavy duty lifting equipment, especially as snatch blocks can be dangerous if used incorrectly. If the block is not of a good quality or fit for the load it is possible that the cable can snap, causing the load and block assembly to fall. This is why all of our products are of the highest quality and are specifically tested for factor of safety, so you can be sure that your product is safe to use.
Our snatch blocks are either fitted with a swivel shackle or swivel safety hook and can hold loads of up to 30 tonnes and the sheave diameters range from 3-16” to suit a variety of wire ropes. Some of our snatch blocks are fitted with a roller bearing sheave to ensure high speed application throughout use.
Why Choose SecureFix Direct?
Here at SecureFix Direct, we are dedicated to providing high quality products at some of the best prices on the market. We offer a free delivery with fast despatch service to make your shopping that little bit easier, and pride ourselves on our first class customer service. We have long-standing experience providing heavy lifting, towing and jacking equipment and with our vast knowledge we are able to provide everything you might need to suit your requirements. If you have any questions regarding any of our products or any other general enquiries, feel free to contact a member of our friendly team today.