We know you’re strong, but sometimes we all need a little help. That’s where haul systems come in. Complete your lifting and rigging kit with GME Supply’s robust selection of haul systems. Haul systems help reduce load weight by offering mechanical advantage.
Mechanical advantage is a phrase that you hear often when it comes to lifting and is expressed like this 5:1. But what is mechanical advantage, and what does it mean? Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device, or haul system. The device preserves the input power and simply trades off forces against movement to obtain an application in output force. Essentially mechanical advantage multiplies the force you apply. The expression 5:1 means that the device reduces the effort to lift an object by 5. For example, if you want to lift 100 pounds a 5:1 mechanical advantage would allow you to only exert 20 pounds of force.
Our selection of haul systems come in a variety of different sizes for a range of applications. Whether you need a haul system for rescue and evacuation or line tensioning and other rigging situations our selection from manufacturers like Sterling and Petzl will have you lifting easier in no time.
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