TOWING WIRE SHOES – POLYURETHANE MATERIAL
Towing Wire shoes are used primarily to reduce the damage to the towing wire rope onboard a vessel during the winding and unwinding. It is made of HD polyurethane material and has a rectangular cross-section and consist of a two-piece construction with fastners for opening and closing. The advantage of Towing Wire Shoes is that it can be installed and removed from mooring ropes which are already socketed and installed onboard vessel. This in contrast to the towing sleeve, which consists of one piece and has to be inserted first into the wire rope before the mooring socket can be fixed to it.
The two halves of the towing shoe are clamped on the wire rope with strong bolts without protruding parts. Both ends of the towing shoes are slightly beveled so that the tow protector can easily move about certain obstacles, such as a railing.
The size of the towing wire shoes is defined by the inner diameter. The wire rope diameter should be a bit less than the inner diameter. Below chart provides further details to help choose the correct Towing wire shoes.
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