Thursday, November 17, 2022

Pilot Line

Yesterday, the pilot line was installed on Lenawee Express. It is a thin cable that is manually pulled from the top to the bottom on both the heavy and light sides of the lift. A staffer climbs each tower and places the thin line on the sheave assemblies. The big haul rope is attached to the pilot line and, using a winch truck (which has just left the Thunder Lift at Jackson Hole), the pilot line pulls the haul rope into place. That process is scheduled to begin Saturday. The haul rope splice is scheduled for next week. Soon after the rope is spliced, we will start attaching the carriers (chairs) to the haul rope.