Master Pull now offers a snatch block that is made specifically for use with synthetic rope only. The SBO30000 snatch block is rated to 30,000 lbs. breaking strength. It weighs 3.7 lbs and is designed not only to lighten the load of gear in a vehicle, but to make rigging a recovery easier as well.
An oil impregnated nylon sheave is used in place of steel to reduce weight and provide a smooth surface for synthetic rope. This is designed to create a strong, durable, maintenance-free block that will never need to be greased. Nylon protection plates are shrink-fitted to the steel side plates to prevent the rope from contacting any sharp edges or getting caught between the side plate and sheave.
A bright red powder coat finish helps keep the block easy to locate in a recovery kit and helps increase visibility during use, according to the company. The openings in the ears of the block are made to accept up to a 3/4-inch shackle, which is commonly used in off road applications.