XXL Spread Bar
Standard and Instant Release Models

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To the left you will see our basic XXL Bar. It is made of ASTM A500 steel which is most often used in buildings. The walls are 0.25 inches thick. It is 8 feet long, and the holes are drilled every 4 inches along the entire length. There is an extra hole in the center for the Instant Release System if that is selected.

We chose to use a rope bridle above the bar because of its light weight and it's versatility. Each side has four strands of rope. We have loaded this rope in this particular configuration to well over 20,000 pounds without failure. Because it can be attached anywhere on the bar, it gives the ultimate in flexibility, especially if the load is unbalanced. Also, this makes it easy to substitute either shorter or longer lengths of rope to change the configuration if desired.

Configured as an Instant Release Bar

To the left, you can our Instant Release System attached to the basic bar. This configuration is the one most often requested. On the ends are the Ram Hooks that provide the ability to quickly separate the animal being lifted from the support webbings. In the middle is the post which redirects the activation lines to the Ram Hooks. This allows the person responsible for pulling the Instant Release System to be positioned anywhere in a 360 circle around the patient.

To order a XXL Bar, either Standard or Instant Release, go to our ORDER page.

Components of the Instant Release System

The ends with the Ram Hooks are now sleeker in design. They can be pinned anywhere on the bar.

They should be the same distance from the center post so that the ram hooks activate simultaneously.

The center post, like the ram hook ends, can be placed anywhere on the bar, although in the center is recommended. As on our spread bar made for domestic animals, activation of the Instant Release System can be accomplished from any position in a 360 degree circle.

The lower shackle and the Quick Attach Strap are the same as on our bar for domestic animals. The D ring on the Quick Attach Strap fits into the Ram Hooks of the Instant Release System.

Deployment Configurations for the Instant Release Bar

This is the Pre-Deployment Configuration for the Instant Release System. The carabiner is left hanging and ready to be passed through the loops of the slings made of nylon webbing.

The carabiner is passed through the webbing loops and is attached to the lower shackle.

Here is how the system looks after the Ram Hooks have been activated and the webbing loops released.

The system can be quickly reset by putting the D ring back into the Ram Hook and detaching the carabiner from the shackle.

Deployment Configurations as a Standard Support System

This is the Pre-Deploy Configuration for the Standard Spread Bar. The carabiner is left hanging and is ready to be passed through the loops of the slings made of nylon webbing.

Here the carabiner has been passed through the webbing loops and attached to the other lower shackle with the rapid release system.

The orange webbing has been pulled removing the safety hair pin, and then the yellow lanyard has been pulled removing the lower shackle pin.

We want to thank everyone at Spencer's Body Shop who painted our XXL bar.
They did an outstanding job!!

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