Sunday, October 21, 2018

Beavers Wire Rope

The Leitner Poma crew spent the last few days putting the wire rope on the Beavers Chairlift. The first thing they do is manually run a small wire rope down each side of the line.  The small line is on the sheave assemblies at each tower. They splice these two ropes together at the bottom. The wire rope for the chairlift is attached to the small line and, using a very strong winch, the small line pulls the big line on to the sheaves, towers and bullwheels.  The big rope is now in place and will be spliced this week.

This is a tedious and difficult job, but critically important. It moves slightly faster than paint dries.