4 in. 3 Ton Snatch Block
The 4″ 3-Ton Snatch Block is a versatile and durable medium-duty block designed for various lifting applications, particularly in the boating industry. With its robust construction and high-quality materials, this snatch block offers reliable performance and a long-lasting finish. Here is a comprehensive overview of its features and specifications:
Strength and Capacity: With a stamped rating of 3 tons (6,000 lbs), this snatch block provides a substantial lifting capacity suitable for many medium-duty tasks. The block’s sturdy steel construction ensures it can handle significant loads while maintaining structural integrity.
Hot-Dipped Galvanized Finish: To withstand harsh environmental conditions and resist corrosion, the snatch block is hot-dipped galvanized. This galvanization process provides a protective coating, enhancing the block’s durability and extending its lifespan.
Versatile Cable Compatibility: The snatch block is designed to accommodate boat lift cables with a diameter of up to 1/2 inch. This versatility allows it to be used with a wide range of lifting cables commonly found in boat lifts and other applications.
Sheave and Yarding Block: The block features a factory-installed 4-inch sheave, which acts as a pulley for the cable. The sheave rotates as the cable moves, providing smooth operation during lifting or redirection of loads. The yarding block housing holds the sheave securely in place, ensuring stability and efficiency.
Shackle Design: Equipped with a breakaway shackle at the top, this snatch block offers added safety and convenience during operation. The shackle consists of several components:
- Bow (Curved Portion): The curved section opposite the pin, also known as the bail, body, dee, or bowl.
- Ears: The parts of the shackle body that support the shackle pin.
- Pin: A steel bolt that spans the two shackle ears.
- Shoulder: The part of the pin that contacts the ear when fully threaded or engaged.
The dimensions of the shackle are approximately 3 inches x 3 inches x 5/8 inch. It is essential to ensure that the selected shackle meets or exceeds the working load limit (WLL) for the intended task and is compatible with the slings and rigging hardware being used.
Grease Fitting: This snatch block includes a factory-installed 1/4-inch grease fitting that is protected. The grease fitting allows for easy lubrication, ensuring smooth operation and reducing wear and tear on the moving parts.
Convenient Installation: The snatch block is ready to install, making setup quick and hassle-free. It is commonly used at the corners of boat lifts to redirect and manage boat lift cables effectively.
Safety Features: To ensure safety during use, the snatch block features safety pin holes. These holes allow for the insertion of safety pins to secure the shackle and prevent accidental disengagement. The safety pin holes have a size of 1/2 inch, and the quick-release size of the safety pin is approximately 3 1/4 inches x 1/2 inch when fully extended.
Overall Dimensions: The snatch block has dimensions of approximately 7 3/4 inches x 5 inches x 3 1/4 inches. These compact dimensions make it convenient to handle and install, while still providing robust lifting capabilities.
Weight: Weighing approximately 6.1 lbs, this snatch block strikes a balance between durability and portability, making it suitable for various lifting applications.
In conclusion, the 4″ 3-Ton Snatch Block offers a reliable and versatile solution for medium-duty lifting needs, particularly in boat lifts. With its durable construction, hot-dipped galvanized finish, and accommodating cable size, this snatch block
|Size||4″||Stamp Rating||3 Ton|
|Weight Capacity||6,000 lbs||Material||Steel|
|Finish||Galvanized||Sheave Size||4″ x 3/4″|
|Sheave Bore||1/2″||Sheave Cable Groove||1/2″|
|Shackle Dimensions||3″ x 3″ x 5/8″||Safety Pin Holes||2|
|Safety Pin Hole Size||1/2″||Quick Release Size||3 1/4″ x 1/2″ (Fully Extended)|
|Yarding Block Dimensions||6 1/2″ x 5″ x 3 1/4″||Grease Fitting Size||1/4″ (Cast Protected)|
|Housing Bottom Bolt||1 3/4″ x 1/4″ (Cast Protected)||Cable Diameter||Up to 1/2″|
- Stamp Rating: 3 ton / 6,000 lbs.
- 3-ton capacity (6,000 lbs)
- Hot-dipped galvanized finish
- Accepts up to 1/2" cable
- 4" sheave for smooth operation
- Breakaway shackle for added safety
- Factory-installed grease fitting
- Compact and easy to install
- Sturdy steel construction
- Corrosion-resistant and long-lasting
- Suitable for boat lift applications
- Quick-release safety pin feature
- Versatile and durable design
- Convenient size and weight
- Reliable performance for lifting
- Compatible with rigging hardware
- Protected grease fitting for lubrication
- Enhances cable redirection capabilities
- Secure housing for sheave stability
- Suitable for medium-duty tasks