TALON 2K Carousel Hook
The TALON® 2K Carousel Hook was designed for optimal performance when operating in a multi-hook carousel system. Based on extensive customer feedback, we built the TALON 2K Carousel Hook from the ground up to ensure it would include your most requested features, such as a dual actuation release lever to eliminate accidental releases caused by contact with branches. The design also allows easy field replacement of the power cord, as well as improved performance in icy conditions. We moved the release lever to the front of the hook to provide better access for ground crews, and added a lock indicator window to help them confirm that the load is secure. Available with or without a built-in LED light. Click here to view our gallery of carousel light patterns.
Keeperless Cargo Hook — Spring-loaded keepered hooks require a specific size load ring to ensure it won't work its way around the keeper. That's why Onboard replaced the cargo hook keeper mechanism with a uniquely secure load beam system. Since there's no keeper, a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles can be safely used without worrying about dynamic rollout.
Easily Drop Light Loads — Eliminate light load hang-up on the load beam with a hook that can open even with zero-weight loads! Also, the load beam opens to almost 90 degrees for reliable unloading.
Dual Actuation Release Lever — Helps eliminate accidental releases caused by contact with branches with a dual actuation release lever that must be pinched together to pull open. But it's easy for the ground crew to open, even with gloves.
Lock Indicator Window — For added safety, a lock indicator window on the back of the hook gives ground crew an easy visual signal that the hook is locked.
Lighted Hook Option — Readily visible in direct sunlight at distances over 200 feet (for use with the SPIDER Smart Carousel System).
Improved Release Lever Location — Release lever has been moved to the narrow face of the hook for improved access when installed in carousel systems.
Field Replaceable Power Cord — Easy field replacement of power cord via an access cover and terminal block.
Lighter Weight — To decrease the overall weight of a carousel system, we reduced the hook capacity to 1K to shed two pounds per hook.
Increased Side Plate Protection — Armor plates protect throat area from rigging damage.
Works with USFS/DOI Contract Provided Equipment — Because keeperless hooks are designed to handle a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles, operators can safely use the larger load rings provided as part of United States Forest Service (USFS) and Department of Interior (DOI) contracts.
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