Side Wire Blocks
The side wire blocks are designed to meet the rugged environments a cutter dredge normally encounters. The block is a balanced steel construction, which will always pivot to align to the direction of the side wire. Pivoting of the blocks is done with grease lubricated bronze bushes, which are easy to maintain or replace.
The cable sheave is a welded steel sheave with a hardened groove and a watertight encased bearing. The diameter of the sheave is choosen extra large, to reduce wear on the cable. Replaceable wear rings are fitted to guide the cable into the sheave.
side wire blocks on CSD
side wire blocks in factory