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Tirmaster Hoists

The Tirmaster is a lightweight, powerful and easy to use winching and hoisting unit. As the operating lever is pumped, the wire rope passes straight through the Tirmaster, where two jaw blocks inside the unit alternately carry the load as if it were being hauled hand-over-hand. The basic operating principle will not release one set of jaws until the other assumes the load. The verstility and inherent safety of the Tirmaster make these units ideal for numerous pulling and lifting applications.


✔ Lever effort remains constant with load.

✔ Any length of wire rope can be used.

✔ The fastest hand winching system.

✔ Jaw release allows quick loading an positioning.

✔ Superior quality for maximum life and durability.

✔ Can be used in any orientation.

✔ Compact and lightweight.

Typical Uses

✔ Suspended scaffolding

✔ Steel erection

✔ Cable tensioning

✔ Plant maintenance

✔ Formwork removal

✔ Machinery moving

✔ Logging work

✔ Loading/unloading/securing loads

✔ Police, Fire and Emergency work

✔ Demolition

✔ Lifting equipment

✔ Pipe laying

✔ Withdrawing mine props

✔ Boat & dock hauling

✔ Moving freight cars

Available Models

T7 (Model W001) – Lifting 1,650 lbs/Pulling 2,750 lbs

                                  5/16″ (8 mm) wire rope

T13 (Model W002) – Lifting 3,300 lbs/Pulling 5,550 lbs

                                    7/16″ (12 mm) wire rope

Available accessories include:

✔ Secondary lock (Drop Stop)

✔ Wire rope

✔ Wire rope slings

✔ Lifting boom

✔ Lifting davit

✔ Lifting tripod

✔ Automatic wire winder

✔ Mounting bracket to adapt to standard 2-bolt pickup (Model W041)

The Drop Stop is a safety device designed to provide additional safety for workers on suspended platforms, or in applications where there is a requirement to catch and securely hold a load.

The Drop Stop contains a set of self-energized grip jaws, similar to those found in Tirmaster hoists. This mechanism has a proven record of effectiveness and reliability.

The Drop Stop is designed to be mounted on a steel wire rope. As the device is pushed upwards, the jaws automatically open, allowing the rope to pass through. When a pull is exerted on the Drop Stop, the jaws automatically close on the wire rope and grip it with a degree of tightness as determined by the weight of the load.

The Drop Stop is fitted with a removable fastening shackle, through which it is possible to pass the loop of a sling – the other end of which would be attached securely to the platform or the load.

When used in conjunction with Tirmaster hoists – or any other type of lifting device – the Drop Stop can be mounted directly on the wire rope of the hoist (primary), or on an independent wire rope (secondary).

When Drop Stops are used on independent wire ropes, along with the main hoist units on a suspended platform, the end result is equivalent to four wire suspensions. With this arrangement, the workers are usually permitted to work without separate life lines (using a horizontal «dog» line on the platform instead).

The Drop Stop catches and securely holds a load or a wire rope under tension, thereby freeing the Tirmaster – used for lifting the load or tensioning the rope – for another job.  Complete safety is ensured, since the Drop Stop under tension can only be unlocked by the Tirmaster itself.

Available Model

W004 – T7 Drop Stop

Premium quality Wire Rope Assemblies, for use with Tirmaster manual winches, come complete with a 2 T safety hook at one end and a welded and tapered tip at the other.

T7 – Ø5/16″, 6 X 19 IWRC, Galvanized

W059 – 15′ length

W042 – 50′ length

W054 – 60′ length

W053 – 75′ length

W043 – 100′ length

W044 – 150′ length

W056 – 175′ length

W045 – 200′ length   

W046 – 250′ length

W058 – 260′ length

W060 – 300′ length

W067 – 400′ length

T13 – Ø7/16″, 6 X 19, Galvanized

W057 – 15′ length

W047 – 50′ length

W052 – 60′ length

W048 – 100′ length

W049 – 150′ length

W050 – 200′ length

W051 – 250′ length

Custom lengths to suit your application can also be special ordered.