Foreword, Measuring the Rope Diameter


In order to fully achieve the service life potential of Python™ and standard wire rope for demanding crane jobs, these step by step instructions should be followed. They are intended to prevent rope damage caused by kinks, untwisting, and loose strands during handling and installation.

We realize that the ‘real world’ is not perfect. This applies also to wire rope installation. It is impossible to cover ALL imaginable installation situations, location difficulties, and crane set ups. You will also find that these instructions are not very different from the installation procedure of 6-strand or 19×7 ropes. Many experienced Riggers may find some of the following “old hat”. If you notice any omissions or have ideas that we can incorporate into this brochure we will be most appreciative.