Utility Winch Ropes And Shackles
For well over one hundred years, Samson has been recognized as the leader in developing and manufacturing braided ropes. Originally founded by J.P. Tolman in 1878, Samson Cordage Works was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1888. The name was derived from the Company's trademark of Samson slaying the lion, and is currently the oldest active registered trademark in the United States.
Today, Samson engineers are using the same nylon, polyester and polypropylene fibers together with newer developments in fiber technology like KevlarŽ, HMWPE (high molecular weight polyethylene, such as SpectraŽ and DyneemaŽ ) and TechnoraŽ to produce ropes with characteristics specifically designed to enhance performance. Samson engineers continue to explore new fiber and rope construction technologies to meet the demands of the utility and tree care industry.
The ropes we carry are designed for use with digger derrick and bucket truck winches. Typically they are a Stable Braid rope with an eye on each end and an abrasion resistant coating.
The nylite spool shield and shackle assemblies are used on most digger derrick winch line applications. They help to keep the rope eye from getting damaged but also add some down haul weight to make lowering the winch line easier. The US Coast Guard also uses these and have purchased many of these from Sunrise over the years.