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Associated Wire Rope & Rigging Introduces New Round Style Overhaul Balls from RopeBlock BV

Posted on April 10, 2017

Associated Wire Rope & Rigging, Inc. announces the introduction of the new Round Style Overhaul Balls by RopeBlock BV of Holland. This exciting new product adds to RopeBlock’s existing line of European style cylindrical and pill-shaped overhaul balls, which have been available for years. The new Round Style enhances the overhaul ball offering from the Dutch company.

“Our customers have been asking for the round-shaped overhaul balls and we answered by working with RopeBlock to develop a product that fits nicely in the 5 to 20 Ton range, with weights from 100 to 1,200 lbs.” states Scott Fishfader, President & CEO of Associated Wire Rope. “Fitting a variety of wire sizes from 7/16” to 1-1/8”, the new Round Style overhaul balls can be configured for almost all modern cranes and other winched lifting devices”.

The new Round Style Overhaul Balls are manufactured with the same time-tested components used by RopeBlock on their block and ball products, including high capacity swivel thrust bearings, forged hooks, and RopeBlock’s smart engineering. The hooks use a point-locking latch that also serves to monitor distortion and potential deformation, which is a good first-line indicator.

The full range of Round Overhaul Balls will be available through your local RopeBlock distributor. Associated Wire Rope will be prepared for quick shipment of most models from their Southern California distribution center. Please direct questions to or see their website at for more information.