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Heavy Blanket Can Reduce Risk of Wire Rope Injury

Dec 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Moving BlanketWhen winching a vehicle, if a heavy blanket (such as those used by moving companies) is folded over the center area of the wire rope during winching, there is much less risk of injury if the wire rope breaks. The blanket serves to absorb much of the energy that is released if a wire rope breaks during winching.

Get more information about the use and maintenance of wire rope, synthetic rope, hooks and chains in the article “Basics of Towing 5: Chain and Cable Safety” by Edward D. Johnson in the Tow Times December issue.