KZ100 Synthetic Crane Hoist Line Now Available Through Select Samson Distributors

Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, is pleased to announce that KZ-100 is now available for purchase from select Samson distributors in North America, Australia, and Sweden. 

KZ-100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes, is a product of joint application between Samson and Manitowoc, supported by fiber supplier DSM Dyneema®. Available exclusively through Manitowoc and its dealers since 2014, KZ-100 is now also available through the following distributors:

          • Bullivants PTY Ltd. 
          • Carpenter Rigging Co.
          • Hercules SLR, Inc.
          • Paducah Rigging 
          • ScanUnit AB,
          • SWOS

“We’re very excited to offer KZ-100 to the wider crane industry,” said Michael Quinn, Samson’s director of new business development. “We’ve been able to leverage the experience and technical expertise of the Manitowoc and Samson research and development teams to bring the market something completely new with numerous benefits. This select group of distributors will reach crane owners and operators everywhere with synthetic rope expertise and local customer service not possible without them.”

KZ-100 is a lightweight alternative to traditional steel-wire rope which provides multiple benefits for safe, easy, and efficient handling. With the same line pull and load chart as wire, KZ-100 can be used with a 5:1 safety factor. It is 80% lighter than the wire it replaces, making handling, reeving, and installation easier. KZ-100 does not rust and requires no lubing. The unique construction eliminates kinking, birdcaging, and damage caused by diving on the winch drum. Because of its torque-neutral construction, KZ-100 eliminates load spin and cabling, making it a favorite among crane operators who have lifted loads with the rope.

“These distributors have been through extensive training and have a proven track record of excellence in their partnership with Samson,” Quinn noted. “Each distributor is equipped with the key services, training, and personnel that uphold the hallmarks of quality and service Samson is known for.”

Each of these distributors convened at Samson’s Ferndale facilities in September to complete further training and see KZ-100 in use on a crane. The group was also hosted by Western Pacific Crane & Equipment – the exclusive west coast distributor of Manitowoc, Grove, and National crane products – in Arlington, Washington to receive hands-on training in the installation and handling of KZ-100.

For more information on KZ-100, contact Samson, any of the dealers listed, or a Manitowoc dealer.

About Samson:
For over 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever-expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings™ portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings® visit

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