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TOWING SYSTEM SELECTION
Not an off-the-shelf decision

The tow rope is arguably the single most important piece of equipment in the industry. It’s the dependable connection between your vessel and the vessels in your care. For owners and operators in today’s towing industry, safe working conditions, maximum service life, mitigated failure of tow lines are top priorities. Through proper evaluation and selection of high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) ropes, Samson will show you how to achieve all three. The right rope for every component.
 
We used to talk about tow lines. However, with advances in fiber and coating technology and innovations in chafe protection, we now talk about towing systems. Selecting the right rope for each part of the towing system is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Each component should be considered independently—pendant, mainline, and backer.
Based on specific needs, each component is selected to give you the best overall system and performance. We understand the factors that weigh into these decisions and will help you select the system to get the job done correctly and safely, providing the best value for your investment. We want your system to be as safe as possible for as long as possible. It may seem counterintuitive for a supplier to help you get more life out of their products; but at Samson, that is exactly what we do. We understand that adding real value to your business is how we become an indispensable partner.

 

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