Special Service and Supply offers a wide range of come along ratchet winch hoist models. Different models are designed for different purposes; some are better suited for commercial uses, while others are designed for rescue. How do you decide which model or which features you need?
Type of Hoist
Special Service and Supply wire rope hoists use 7x19 aircraft cable. If rust is a concern or in highly corrosive environments, such as coastal and marine applications, the C2M Marine Grade Ratchet Winch Hoist, which uses an anodized aluminum frame and stainless steel cable, may be a better option.
Another factor to consider is the lifting or pulling capacity you need. Unlike many similar products, Special Service and Supply winch hoists can function as both a winch and a hoist and can be used for pulling, lifting, or both. When purchasing a winch hoist, it is important to understand capacity specifications.
Each Special Service and Supply winch hoist's rated maximum capacity reflects the maximum safe amount of weight it can lift vertically. A hoist with a 4,000-pound capacity can vertically lift an object that weighs 4,000 pounds. However, when it comes to pulling horizontally, the pulling force can be more or less than the rated lifting capacity depending on different factors.
If you're going to use hour come along primarily for lifting, you can choose a hoist with a rated capacity equal to or greater than the maximum amount of weight you need to lift. If you are using it primarily for pulling, a capacity equal to the weight of the object you are pulling should be sufficient, but a lower capacity can often be enough.
Another factor to consider is the distance you will need to lift or pull the object. The entire length of the cable should be usable.
One final factor to consider is the range of available features. The rapid lowering feature allows you to lower a load more quickly than a standard design. A wind up wheel can be included to quickly take up slack. Removable pulley-blocks and conversion kits are available to convert a Special Service and Supply hoist to permanent single-line or double-line operation. Different hook options are available for many applications, including self-locking hooks, swivel gate hooks, and eye-bolt options. Overload protection is an essential feature in choosing a come along hoist and the protection should easily replaceable while protecting both the hoist and the object being raised or pulled.
For a complete list of our Special Service and Supply hoists and available features, visit our products page. For more information, or if you need help determining which come along ratchet winch hoist is right for your application, submit a contact form or call 970 879-5810. Thanks
A high-quality cable ratchet winch hoist is designed to last a long time if it is used and maintained properly.
There are many inspections related to the hoist itself, but daily cable inspection is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure the longevity and safety of your hoist.
What should you be looking for when conducting daily cable inspections? Several things:
Cable loops can occur in a slack line or a line under tension. If a loop occurs, it should be removed immediately. If you continue to use it, the loop can be pulled through when tension is applied to the line and form a permanently deforming kink. Cable kinks are always dangerous because they create unequal tension in the rope and the strands.
Daily cable inspections are critical to the longevity and safety of your cable winch hoist. Cables exhibiting damage must be removed from service immediately. A hoist with any of the above cable conditions should not be used under any circumstances, and the cable must be replaced before the hoist can be safely operated.
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Special Service and Supply has begun shipping our new single stage, constant air pressure factory preset regulators for the C-10 Air Cutting Gun Set, the LS-1 Land Shark Cutter and the RS-11 Extricator II rescue tools. These regulators are designed, machined and assembled in the USA and are backed by an unprecedented seven year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship .
The new air regulators are available in two configurations, the first is the 300 PSI operating pressure version for the Air Cutting Gun the second is the 150 PSI operating pressure version for the Land Shark Cutter and the Extricator II.
Both series air regulators accept supply air pressures up to 5500 P.S.I.G., while incorporating a new more ergonomic layout for faster setup, a “Proven Encapsulated”® valve seat for a longer service life, heavy duty traditional metal construction, a compact preset safety relief valve, 6000 PSI gauge with impact resistant rubber gauge protector, hand tight type inlet supply nipple and coupling designed for use while wearing gloves. The factory preset discharge pressure completely eliminates the need to adjust the regulator output to provide optimal tool operation.
The new air regulators are 100% factory tested to ensure trouble free operation. Our commitment to quality is backed by an unprecedented 7 year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
We would like to take a moment to extend our heart felt appreciation and Thank You to all of our active duty military, retired military, veterans, firefighters, EMS personnel, law enforcement officers and first responders for your dedication and service to America, and to your families who also sacrifice every day to make your service to our country possible. May God watch over you and protect you throughout the year.
When you see a military member, veteran, firefighter, EMS provider, or law enforcement officer, show your appreciation for their sacrifices and service and make their day by saying two words "THANK YOU". As a veteran, former firefighter and deputy sheriff, I know your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated by those who serve us daily.
Gar Williams, President