Hercules Marine Supply offers a wide selection of wire rope products and Marine Rigging Supplies for Fishing Vessels. We offer a variety of types of wire rope that will meet your lifting, mooring or towing needs. We can custom fabricate wire rope using domestic, import high performance, galvanized and stainless steel, dark and light lube.
For the fishing industry...
If you need a new sweep, ground cable or net repairs done, Hercules has the material and the experience for the job. We custom assemble stay wires for any boat. Our specialized trucks can transport, lift and move almost anything to and from our location.
Lifelines, s/s stay wires, bridles and mooring systems are our specialty- see our “ Cuttyhunk Mooring Systems” that are assembled in house providing easy mooring line pick up.
Are just some of the things we do here at Hercules. If you have a tow truck that needs a new cable and hooks, we have the materials to get you back on the road quickly. Have a roll-off truck that needs wire installed, we do that here. With quality certified inspections, we can also acquire certifications directly from the manufacturers so that everything is safe and secure.
Custom made wire rope lifting straps
Custom applications are assembled here in the shop to your specifications. Also, check out the nylon lifting strap inventory. From1/4" IWRC to 1 1/2" IWRC made in stainless steel, bright, coated or galvanized wire construction, all made in the USA. We repair on-site or visit our full-service shops located here in New Bedford, MA
All Hercules SLR slings are marked to show Working Load Limit (WLL) in vertical, choker and basket hitch. All slings have the largest load capacity when used in the basket hitch. Capacity in the vertical hitch is 50% of that in the basket hitch. Capacity in the choker hitch of single leg slings is a maximum of 80% of the vertical rated load.
Sling angle is the angle measured between a horizontal line and the sling leg or body. The angle is very important and can have a dramatic effect on the rated capacity of the sling – when this angle decreases, the load on each leg increases. This principle applies whether in a basket hitch or for multi-legged bridle slings. When possible, the sling angle should be more than 45o. At any sling angle under 30o a spreader beam should be used. To determine the slings reduced rating according to a specific sling angle, multiply the sling rating by the appropriate loss factor.
The rope inventory consists of sizes from ¼” to 2 ½” construction material is PE, PP and the Dyneema high strength synthetics in a large variety of sizes and colors.
Polysteel Float and Sink Rope– This versatile rope is 35% stronger than Polypropylene Rope and low stretch. It floats and is a great general use rope. It is also the strongest synthetic rope in its class due to its extremely tight tolerance and fiber extrusion. This rope offers great consistency and quality.
Polysteel Crab/Lobster Floating Rope- Our crab/lobster floating rope is 2 times stronger than regular Polypropylene Rope and easy to grip for haulers. With added Sun Block, the lifetime of the rope is extended beyond others. The rope has less elongation and because of this will pick up less water, keeping it lighter and preventing deterioration from the salt in the oceans water. Over time it develops a feathered surface to prevent abrasions and avoid hardening.
Polysteel Crab/Lobster Sinking Rope- This rope is the perfect substitute for sinking lead lines. It has twice the strength of regular Polypropylene Rope, and has an inner core of Polysteel filaments that are covered with high tenacity polyester. The rope is both UV and abrasion resistant to lengthen its lifetime and to assure you that the rope will not fail. The UV and abrasion resistance also helps haulers get an easier grip on the rope and gives it a silent run.
Poly Dacron Rope- Poly Dacron rope has a unique mixture of being strong and lightweight. Dacron provides the rope with strength while the Polypropylene core keeps it light. The rope is very versatile and is great for commercial fishing, mooring, and towing. The rope is also water resistant and will dry quickly. Some of our Poly Dacron rope is imported from Portugal, one of the top rope manufacturers in the world.
Duraflex Rope- Designed for the unique conditions that North Atlantic fishermen face, Duraflex ropes were created for you. The rope is strong but remains flexible during working conditions, no matter how extreme. The rope is abrasion resistant and will work just as hard as you do.
Dyneema Blue rope "stronger than steel" AmSteel Blue is a torque-free 12-strand single braid that yields the maximum in strength-to-weight ratio and, size-for-size, is the same strength as steel. Learn more
The chain inventory consists of G30 self-colored, G70 galvanized up to high strength G100/120 for overhead lifting/ securing requirements. We also stock a large inventory of shackles, turnbuckles, and swivels for any application. Our stainless steel room is one of the best stocked in the area.
For any test requirements, you might need- by appointment only.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about what we do, please contact us at 508-992-9519 or 508-992-3039. The main office phone 508-993-0010.
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82 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740