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Author Topic: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA  (Read 2925 times)

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Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« on: October 09, 2020, 01:56:58 PM »
6-ton pulling capacity.

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Price is for 1 but picture shows 2 so you can see a side view.






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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 12:30:27 AM »
Nice!  What is the pulley made out of?  Stainless?
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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 11:20:46 AM »
Zinc plated

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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 10:12:45 PM »
Are these the same snatch blocks that member APM was selling 5 or 6 years ago? I have one. It works well and had great reviews from members here. (I did end up making one minor modification, suggested by another member.)
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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2020, 11:02:23 AM »
Yes, made by APM in Tennessee.

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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 11:12:38 AM »
I usually see these used with steel lines.
Has anyone tried them with synthetic line?
Would a different design on the snatch block be needed for a 'soft line' to release?
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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 11:57:43 AM »
How many k are they. Do they make a 8k and higher 

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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 12:00:09 PM »
I see the previous. Do they make anything bigger?

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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 12:03:44 PM »
I usually see these used with steel lines.
Has anyone tried them with synthetic line?
Would a different design on the snatch block be needed for a 'soft line' to release?
If everything is smooth and it looks like it is with that block. There should be no reason you couldn’t use synthetic with it

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 03:39:17 PM »
Does anyone know what bearings are used in the APM block? Mine got messed up when my 3/8" cable pulled down between the pulley and the frame. I'm not finding any identifying numbers on the old bearing.
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2020, 12:06:52 PM »
Does anyone know what bearings are used in the APM block? Mine got messed up when my 3/8" cable pulled down between the pulley and the frame. I'm not finding any identifying numbers on the old bearing.
I just wanted to let everyone know that within 12 hours of making my post asking about the bearing ID, I heard back from APM, the manufacturer. He had seen the post, and contacted me via a private message to make sure I had what I needed to get the block up and going again.
I really appreciate how he supports his product and his customers (even though this was most likely operator error). Also, thanks to llsathens for picking up handling the distribution and sale of these blocks. They are well made, and a bargain compared to other, similarly rated self-releasing snatch blocks out there.

For anyone else who is wondering, the replacement bearing is a 6207 2RS. (Thanks to both @apm  and @A-z farmer for sending me that info in private messages.)
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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2020, 01:27:02 PM »
How much is shipping to Rosemount, MN 55068?

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2021, 02:38:35 PM »
I have one of these. Very handy!

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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2021, 03:13:42 PM »
I have the same one - Works very well. Recently, I welded a piece of 1/4" key-stock bent to the same radius as the pulley to the frame to prevent the same issue that @John Mc had with cable wedging between frame and pulley. Had that happen to me at least 2X. In my case it did not ruin the bearing. Able to remove pulley and re-install.
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Re: Self-releasing snatch blocks, made in USA
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2021, 03:23:05 PM »
These are awesome. I bought two from you. Ill tell you how strong these are. Last winter i was coming down a hill with my 440b towing  a forestry trailer with way too much of a load. the trailer pushed the skidder and jackknifed . I hooked the snatchblock on a tree behind me and ran the mainline under the trailer ,to the snatchblock and back to the end of the trailer. I was expecting the worst to happen but instead the whole rigging system held and got me out of that mess....twice. These things are made to last.
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