Types of Sheaves


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Finished Bore Sheaves

  • Roll-ForgedTM sheaves are available in sizes up to 78" in diameter.
  • McKissick® Finished Bore Sheaves can be equipped with bushings or bearings at an optional charge.
  • 14" diameter sheaves and larger are Roll-ForgedTM with Flame hardened grooves to minimum Rockwell 35C.

Bronze Bushed Sheaves

  • Roll-ForgedTM sheaves are available in sizes up to 78" in diameter.
  • McKissick® Bronze Bushed Sheaves are equipped with S.A.E. 660 Bronze Bushings for cold finished shafts with oil groove.
  • For sizes not listed, McKissick Finished Bore Sheaves can be equipped with bronze bushings at an optional charge.

Roller Bearing Sheaves

  • Roll-ForgedTM sheaves are available in sizes up to 78” in diameter.
  • McKissick® Roller Bearing Sheaves are designed to operate on shafts carborized to 60 Rockwell “C” and groove to +/- .0005 of the indicated shaft size. Some sizes are available with an optional inner race. Check with your Lifting Specialist for more details.
  • Application should provide for 1/32" running clearance over the hub width.
  • For sizes not listed, McKissick Finished Bore Sheaves can be equipped with Roller Bearings at an optional charge.

Tapered Bearing Sheaves

  • Roll-ForgedTM sheaves are available in sizes up to 78" in diameter.
  • Tapered Bearing Sheaves are designed to operate on shafts machined to +/- .0005 of the indicated shaft size.
  • Applications should provide for tightening separator plates against bearing cones to adjust and insure proper function of bearing.
  • For larger sizes, McKissick® Finished Bore Sheaves can be equipped with tapered bearing at an optional charge.

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