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Samson Contact: Michelle Jarvis
Tel: 360-325-4555
Email: mjarvis@samsonrope.com


Link-Belt® Cranes Now Among Approved Cranes for K-100TM Synthetic Crane Hoist Line
FERNDALE, WA – (March 8, 2017) – Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, is pleased to announce that Link-Belt has approved the use of K-100 synthetic crane hoist line on their telescopic cranes. 

is the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes.  Since its introduction to the industry in 2014, K-100 has been successfully performing across four continents, and it remains the first and only OEM-approved, commercially operating synthetic crane hoist cable for mobile cranes in the market. With the addition of Link-Belt, K-100 is approved for use on select crane models from five crane manufacturers, and is available through Samson distributors.
 “Samson is excited that Link-Belt has reviewed K-100 and determined that it is fit for use on their equipment.  This continues the industry trend toward wire-rope replacement, putting synthetic rope on more crane models, and allows customers that have diverse fleets more opportunity to leverage the benefits of K-100 in their operations.  We want to thank Link-Belt for their support of this technology,” said Michelle Jarvis, Samson’s Marketing Strategy Manager. 
Link-Belt’s current approval extends to retrofitting the hoist lines on telescoping cranes. The hoist line must be sized appropriately, based on line pull requirements (with a design factor of 5:1), and installed in accordance with K-100 guidelines provided by Samson.
K-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, K-100 can be used with a 5:1 design factor.  It is 80% lighter than the wire it replaces, making handling, reeving, and installation faster and safer.  K-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, K-100 eliminates load spin and cabling, making it a favorite among crane operators who have lifted loads with the rope.
Click here for more information on K-100 or contact your Samson distributor.


About Link-Belt:
The Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of telescopic and lattice boom cranes, with headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.   In the recent decade, a dynamic and highly-focused Link-Belt has emerged as a market leader in crane design and product quality standards by focusing on continuous improvement and employee empowerment.   Link-Belt's core production base and center for worldwide operations is its 770,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Lexington, Kentucky. With major expansion plans over the last ten years along with continuous improvement philosophies, this facility has emerged as the most modern crane facility in North America.
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 www.windriverholdings.com.