Block and Tackle Purchase Systems

Jimmy Green Block and Tackle Purchase Systems are carefully specified to help move or raise loads by effectively dividing the weight you need to shift by the relevant factor = 4:1, 6:1 or 8:1

A Jimmy Green Purchase System, also known as...

Jimmy Green Block and Tackle Purchase Systems are carefully specified to help move or raise loads by effectively dividing the weight you need to shift by the relevant factor = 4:1, 6:1 or 8:1

A Jimmy Green Purchase System, also known as a Handy Billy, makes light of all manner of tasks that would be impossible without a mechanical advantage.

Purchase Systems are designed, spliced and reeved in house, by the Jimmy Green Rigging Team.

There are 3 Purchase System options:

The Purchase System effectively divides the load by the corresponding ratio which in turn dictates the maximum manageable weight.

e.g. Based on a maximum straight lift for a single person of 20kg:

4:1 divides the load by 4 - for lifting loads up to 80kg on the basis described above
6:1 divides the load by 6 - for lifting loads up to 120kg on the same basis
8:1 divides the load by 8 - for lifting loads up to 160kg on the same basis

Jimmy Green Block and Tackle Systems, Specifications, Facts and Features:

  • 3 Purchase Options - 4:1, 6:1, 8:1
  • Delivered ready to use
  • Spliced and reeved by the Jimmy Green Rigging Team
  • Reeved line: LIROS braid on braid EVO polyester, 8mm diameter, MBL 2290kg
  • One metre tail with stainless steel carabine hook: Makefast 80mm x 8mm, or similar hook MBL 400kg, LIROS 8mm 3 strand white polyester, 8mm diameter MBL 1400kg
  • Easy snap on action to secure the load

4:1 Handy Billy

  • Two length options on reeved line - 3 metres or 6 metres extended
  • Plain bearing fiddle blocks: 30/45mm diameter sheaves, MBL 740kg
  • Reeved line: LIROS braid on braid EVO polyester, 8mm diameter, MBL 2290kg

6:1 Purchase System

  • Triple ball bearing blocks: 45mm diameter sheaves, MBL 800kg
  • Optional Storage Sock or Stowage and Usage Sleeve

8:1 Purchase System

  • Single and triple ball bearing blocks: 45mm diameter sheaves, MBL 800kg
  • Optional Storage Sock or Stowage and Usage Sleeve

MBL = The break load rating published by the manufacturer or distributor