Highlift DR

For the more difficult applications and specialized applications, in the hands of trained individuals the DR offers unparalleled flexibility.

Highlift DR

Technical highlights of the equipment includes:

  • CSA certified (Z259.2.3-99)
  • capable of 525 feet of rope (160 metres)
  • can carry the weight of 2 individuals — with proper training, a rescuer can descend to retrieve a casualty
  • direct drive for fast 1:1 ratio mechanical lifting advantage (single- and double-ratchet models)
  • one person can operate it effectively, including a full rescue — does not require belaying/other individuals holding back the load
  • does not require knots, pulleys, z-rigs or weight conversions
  • built-in brake, no danger of “free-fall” — maximum descent rate is 0.8 metres per second under all load conditions
  • easy to control — stop with forefinger and thumb
  • with a backup lifeline, it is also perfect for work positioning
  • horizontal rescues are possible & easy
  • does not have to be set up directly overhead of casualty; any angle is fine providing an edge protector is available
  • The ratchets do not require complete rotation for lifting action; even the smallest increments of ratcheting, in the tightest of places will still lift effectively — ideal for confined spaces