Onboard Systems Introduces 3.3K Remote Keeperless Cargo Hook & Upgrade Kit
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has developed a keeperless version of the TALON 3.3K Remote Cargo Hook, as well as a retrofit kit that will allow operators to convert existing keepered 3.3K Remote Cargo Hooks to a keeperless configuration as needed. Both the TALON 3.3K Keeperless Remote Cargo Hook and the retrofit kit are now available for purchase.
According to Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Onboard Systems, “Many U.S. operators working under contract with the United States Forest Service (USFS) or the Department of the Interior (DOI) receive load rings and swivel assemblies for these missions that are not compatible for use with the keepered version of our 3.3K Remote Cargo Hook. For example, the load rings supplied are often larger than specified in our remote hook owner’s manual, potentially leading to dynamic rollout. Keeperless hooks are able to work with a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles, which will enable our customers to safely use the agency-issued equipment.”
The TALON Keeperless Retrofit Kit for 3.3K Half Cage Remote Hook (P/N 212-057-00) allows operators to convert their existing TALON 3.3K Remote Cargo Hooks into keeperless hooks as needed in the field. Operators can switch back to the original keepered version at any time by following the instructions in the documentation. In addition, operators who purchase the new TALON 3.3K Remote Cargo Hook (P/N 528-018-09) can convert it to the keepered version by contacting their sales rep to order the necessary parts. Finally, these hooks can be reconfigured into either the keepered or keeperless version by the factory during the standard overhaul or repair process.
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