Construction Equipment Applications

Cast Nylons Limited was one of the first companies in the US to provide cast nylon products for the construction equipment industry. Today our engineering department is using latest technology, e.g. FEA (finite element analysis) to ensure the safety of the products.

Sheaves made in a centrifugal casting process replaced steel and aluminum sheaves with great benefits for the crane industry. Wear pads made of special lubricated cast nylon materials are reducing stick slip effects.

The main advantages of Cast Nylons materials are:

  • Reduced component weight allowing for higher lifting capacity
  • Corrosion and weather resistance
  • Improved rope lifetime
  • Reduced/ eliminated stick slip
  • Improved service life


  • Sheaves
  • Wear pads
  • Outrigger pads