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    Default Rigging Resources

    Does anyone know of any good resources on chain and cable rigging; books, power points, web sites, whatever you got i'm interested. Thanks.

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    The 2 day class that The Crosby Group puts on is very informative. I believe it is free if you are an end line user. A few of us took it after we received our 60 Ton rotating boom wrecker and I have used the info from the class NUMEROUS times. The neatest thing though, was being in the class with guys who rig stuff every day that make 60T look like small potatoes!


    The book "Handbook of Rigging" by W.E. Rossnagel is also very informative. I have the third edition which has a 1950 copyright; there are newer editions however. The old one was 1/3 of the price though. I do like that it does a good job of explaining the physics of rigging. It has helped me out quite a bit with rope rigging as well.


    Lastly, the Audel Pocket Mechanical Trades Pocket Manual is a TREMENDOUS resource for any Rescueman. It only has one chapter dedicated to rigging, but other chapters such with info as shop math and estimated weights really pay dividends when planning a lift.


    e-mail me if you need any more info rescue-2@comcast.net

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    Thanks for the info, I'm going to check them out.

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    Seek out your local operating engineers, they would be able to answer any of your questions. Our state US&R team has a great relationship with Operating Engineers Local 825 in New Jersey.
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