Utility Tools: Conductor Lift Block is Compact, Easy-to-Use
Utility Solutions’ Conductor Lift Snatch Block is machined from aluminum, not cast, and offers a high quality, USA made alternative for utilities and contractors.
Utility Solutions’ Conductor Lift Snatch Block is machined from aluminum, not cast, and offers a high quality, USA made alternative for utilities and contractors. Lifting blocks, sometimes called snatch blocks, allow hotline crews to capture and control overhead conductors and maneuver them into place during construction, maintenance and repairs. Most blocks are heavy imported cast units that are difficult to operate.
Despite weighing only 3 lbs., the pulley lists a 1,500-lb. maximum working load rating. In addition, the components have all been designed with longevity in mind. The lifting eye is 1.25-in. zinc-plated steel and the machined aluminum sheave, or roller, uses an oil-embedded bronze bearing.
The other Conductor Lift feature is the spring-loaded one-way gate. It allows a conductor to easily snap in without latches, locks or pins like most other blocks. The gate keeps the conductor captured until operated by a lineman and makes using the pulley easier and safer than conventional blocks.