Pilot Ladders

Click Here to download the document “Strength of Pilot Ladders and Intermediate Securing of Pilot Ladders” Oct 2020

Click here to download the article “Pilot ladders” first published in the June 2020 edition of NZMPA’s magazine The Pilot

Some images from testing:

Rolling hitch damage to ladder

 

Thimble collapsed under load

 

Crush damage caused by synthetic line – test not taken to failure point.

 

Rolling hitch – cut itself

 

Choking Shackle on home made seized ladder using chocks and step from PTR Holland ladder.

 

Crimp cut open to see condition of rope – 2 year old ladder.

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