First you should dismantle your rope grip by removing the threaded bolts.
1. To create a simple loop or thimble loop, turn back the required amount or wire rope to create your loop.
Starting approximately one saddle width in from the dead end of your rope place the U-bolt over the dead end and attach the saddle. "Never saddle a dead horse" is a good aide memoire! Apply the fixing nuts firmly - taking time to alternate between the two nuts as you tighten to ensure an even fixing.
2. Place the second grip as close to the thimble or loop as possible. Ensuring you place the U-bolt over the dead rope and fixing the saddle base evenly.
3. The third grip should be placed equidistant between the fixed grips. For safety we recommend that the space between the grips does not exceed 3 times the grip-width.
Once your grips are in place fully tighten the threaded bolts evenly. For added safety we recommend you check your bolts are secure at regular intervals (eg. 3 months, 6 months).
Before use we recommend you load test your wire rope assembly with a load that is equal or greater than the expected load, again checking that all the nuts are secure.
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