Aztek Compact 4:1 Pulley System
Our dealers provide a complete system with two Aztek pulleys, main rope (8 or 9mm), two Prusiks, a travel restrict Prusik and a compact bag to carry it all in for rapid deployment. The cost varies according to just what components are included, but is generally $200-$300.
A tactical version with black pulleys, rope and Prusiks is also available.
Complete system with two Aztek pulleys, main rope (8 or 9mm), two Prusiks, a travel restrict Prusik.
While buying a complete system is highly recommended, the pulleys are available seperately for those building their own system.
Strength as a system, even with 8mm rope, is 36kN.
Here is a compact mechanical advantage system that continually amazes rescuers with its many uses and versatility.
Some of the uses are as a pick off, travel restrict, adjustable directional, high directional guyline, high angle attendant tether, high angle litter scoop, load release hitch and much more.
Both Aztek pulleys have their own color-coded Prusik and can be easily activated or deactivated. This means you can have the ratchet at either the top pulley or the bottom pulley. The special 3 on 2 Prusik cannot come off the rope, so the deactivated Prusik will stay ready to be used as soon as you need it.
Complete systems from our dealers use sewn Prusiks and a sewn eye on the main rope, which makes things neater and more compact than knots.
You cannot appreciate how smooth and easy use of the Prusiks is until you experience it. Because the Prusik only sees a fraction of the total load in an MA system, they don't get too tight and they are easy to release and very controllable.
This system grew out of extensive use and experimentation of small MA systems by Ropes That Rescue. It is light years ahead of anything else.
If the world as we know it ends and you need an MA system to help you rebuild civilization, this is the one.
For a great magazine article on the Aztek, click here: Aztek Article
Aztek Pulley Set
2 pulleys, 1 pin, 1 cover
P41 Set-B (black)
Weight: 15.4 oz (436 gm)
2 x 9 kN x 2=36 kN
(36kN with top Prusik.
30kN with bottom Prusik)
Human load = 3kN
Non-Live load = 5kN
Max Rope Diameter: 8 mm
1.0” (25 mm)
P41 COVER-B (black)
Aztek Rope Cover
Aztek Quick Release Pin 1/4"
Aztek Bag w/ Waist Strap