The Aztek Compact 4:1 Mechanical Advantage is a highly compact MA system that continually amazes rescuers with its many uses and versatility. Even with 8mm rope, the system maintains a strength of 36kN.
Some applications for the Aztek include use as a pick off, travel restriction, adjustable directional, high directional guyline, high angle attendant tether, high angle litter scoop, load release hitch and much more. Each of the̴ Aztek pulleys has their own colour-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.
You cannot appreciate how smooth and easy the 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 and 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!
*Note, this kit does not carry an NFPA certification, please contact us if you require an NFPA rating