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How To Install a Crane Hoist Rope

Tracy Evans walks us through the steps to install the hoist line on a Grove® RT9150 Rough-Terrain Crane.

Our spooling services can bring you the rope you need, install it in the field or on your crane yard, and take care of the disposal of the old rope for you.

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In this video:

0:00 – Intro

0:29 – How far should your new cable be from the crane boom tip?

0:58 – How to set up the spooling unit.

1:36 – How to prepare to pull the old rope off the crane.

3:12 – Make sure you perform a Job Safety Analysis

3:52 – How to pull the old cable off the crane

5:51 – How to get the new crane rope ready to spool onto the crane.

6:43 – How to spool a crane rope onto a crane.

7:58 – How to season your crane rope.

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