Zoos and XXL Patients
We are setting up this page for both zoos and agencies that have extremely large patients.  We'll be showing our XXL spread bar,
 both standard and "instant release" versions here shortly.  We'll also feature other products geared more
 to the very heavy patient up to 10,000 pounds!

Our new XXL Pulley

In September, when we wanted to test our tripod to 12,000 pounds, we simply could not find
a suitable pulley on the market to help us with this test.  The solution, make our own!  That effort
resulted in our pulley 1.0, which worked, but needed some improvements.  To the left you will
see our version 2.0.  The biggest change is the continuous becket at the bottom.  This allows
for termination of the rope at any location, thus improving the balance of the load on the pulley.
Other features include double sealed roller bearings.  This decision was a result of the fact that
when we used a commercial pulley with sleeve bearings on a change of direction and only a
1400 pound load, we ruined it!  We did not want to spare any expense in making a piece of
equipment of which we could be proud to produce.  In addition, when the pulley is being
assembled, each unit is individually shimmed so that the sides of each pulley will not rub
the frame.  If any maintenance is required, the shaft can be removed by pulling the cotter pin
at one end.  However, please consult with us before this attempt is made!

The hook has a working load rating of 10,000 pounds.  Rope that is either 1/2 inch or 5/8 inch
can be used.  The pulley set can be rigged for ratios from 2:1 up to 10:1.  To access a PDF with
suggested configurations for each ratio, click:  Pulley Rigging Suggestions   We will have pricing
on this pulley in the coming months once we have submitted a unit for destructive load testing.

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If you have a question, please write us at:  Häst, PSC