The Kirkpatrick name in support of our customer’s worldwide maintenance requirements extends back to 1967. This experience was first established in support of our own 400 Crane Rental Fleet and later with the wire rope lubrication systems developed to maintain those cranes load lines, pendants, and boom hoist cables. The Kirkpatrick Group, Inc. has been the manufacturer of wire rope lubrication equipment for almost three decades. We developed the first successful wire rope lubrication system in the world for our own use in 1982. Therefore, our reputation and field experience far exceeds any other producer of similar equipment because it was developed around our own requirements. No other producer can make this claim.

Kirkpatrick Wire Rope Lubrication Systems are excellent for Wire Rope & Cable Lubrication/Cleaning. In only one application wire rope can have its surface and groove pattern scraped clean of product build-up and grit while at the same time new lubricant is uniformly applied to the newly cleaned surface. Coating product then fills any open specs within the groove pattern and internal strands open to receive it. This is accomplished as the wire rope passes through a controlled 100% pressurized immersion within the internal Seal Lubrication Chamber. Surface moisture trapped within the internal strands is displaced and replaced with the newly applied wire rope coating product. Systems are functional with both low and high viscosity coatings. They can be incorporated as a Grease Applicator for tough applications where higher viscosity coatings are required to fight friction wear due to strand rubbing as well as a low viscosity oiling system required for certain Cable Cleaning & Lubrication applications.


  • United States Coast Guard
  • United States Navy
  • Canadian Defence Department (Navy & Coast Guard)
  • NATO
  • Military Sealift Command
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Australian Navy.

Our systems are used worldwide in shipping, mining, offshore, construction, oceanographic research and much more!