Onboard Systems 6K Remote Keeperless Cargo Hook & Upgrade Kit Now Available

Thursday, April 30, 2020

press release


Download Press Release

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has developed a keeperless version of its 6,000 lb./2,722 kg capacity TALON 6K Remote Cargo Hook, as well as a retrofit kit that will allow operators to convert existing keepered 6K Remote Cargo Hooks to a keeperless configuration as needed. Both the TALON 6K Keeperless Remote Cargo Hook and the retrofit kit are now available for purchase.

TALON 6K Keeperless Remote Cargo Hook
P/N 528-018-09 — TALON 6K Keeperless Remote Cargo Hook
TALON 3.3K Keeperless Remote Hook Retrofit Kit
P/N 212-058-00 — TALON 6K Keeperless Remote Hook Retrofit Kit

According to Karsten Lemmon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Onboard Systems, “We launched our keeperless 3.3K Remote Cargo Hook last August to assist our U.S. operators working under contract with the United States Forest Service (USFS) or the Department of the Interior (DOI). The load rings and swivel assemblies received for these missions are often larger than specified in our remote hook owner’s manual, but because keeperless hooks are able to work with a wide variety of load ring sizes and styles, they enable our customers to safely use the agency-issued equipment. Many customers also wanted a keeperless option for their 6K Remote Cargo Hooks, and so these new products will provide even greater flexibility.”

The TALON Keeperless Retrofit Kit for the 6K Half Cage Remote Hook (P/N 212-058-00) allows operators to convert their existing TALON 6K 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 6K Remote Cargo Hook (P/N 528-019-07) 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.

For more information, please visit the product page.


Why Onboard

We maintain a large inventory of products, spare parts, and complete systems on site, allowing fast shipment of most items. While other manufacturers may put you on a waiting list for months, Onboard is able to turn around orders quickly — oftentimes the same day your payment is received. View our shipping policy here