1. Upper Boom
2. Lower Boom
Nose Sheave No. 1
3. Hook Block
4. Lower Boom
Nose Sheave No. 2
5. Hook Block Sheave
6. Wedge Socket
Anchored on Boom Nose
If the wire rope is welded, cut the welded end off. This will allow distortion in the rope
strands to adjust themselves at the end of the line.
Insert wire rope into socket as shown in Figure 6-6 until the end of the rope extends
approximately six to nine inches (15 to 23 cm) from the socket.
Place wedge in socket.
Seize the wire rope at the dead end by wrapping it with wire as shown. Place a wire rope u-
bolt clip around the dead end and clamp it to the wedge as shown. DO NOT CLAMP THE
LIVE END. The u-bolt should bear against the dead end with the saddle of the clip resting
against dead end as shown. Ensure clamp is not resting on the seizing. Torque the u-bolts