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Towing Socks (Chinese Fingers)


Also known as cable grips or Chinese Fingers, they are used to pull or support cables and pipes. They work on the principle of the harder the pull, the tighter the grip.

Product Overview

Towing Socks (Stockings), also known as Chinese Fingers, Pulling Stockings and Cable Grips can be used for any application that requires a pulling load to be applied to a cable, pipe, tube or similar object. These can be used either above or below ground, their most common use being for the installation of cables.  They work on the principle ‘the harder the pull, the tighter the grip’.

The Pipe Equipment range of Towing Socks consist of a wire mesh tube with an eye at one end. They are hand woven using high tensile galvanised steel wire. Each size of Towing Sock has a stated strength onto which a generous factor of safety has been applied. These strengths are regularly checked.

They are reusable and add little to the outside diameter of the object being pulled. Their use need not be restricted to circular objects.

The Single Eye version is available in a range of sizes from 4mm to 180mm. Other types and sizes are available upon request.

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