A supply of a the Ruslyn NATO Hook & Line Reel NSN 8130/66-164-1146 part number AUS004754RHLR-11 has been completed to the NZDF. The supply was completed by our NZ distributors IntelCom Services who can be located at https://cordwheel.com/ruslyn-cordwheel-distributors/
On 20/02/2021 DAS Systems LTD in the Republic of Korea, purchased a shipment of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/66-159-6431 part number AUS004754RPR-85 for supply to the South Korea military.
This is the first supply of Ruslyn Reels to the Republic of Korea and hopefully many more to come.
In September 2020 the black Pack Reel part number AUS004754RPR-11 was NATO Codified and given NATO stock number (NSN) 8130/66-164-9356 and user listed as ZE New Zealand.
The black Pack Reel has been in service since November 2018, used world wide and now codified with NATO stock number 8130/66-164-9356.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel®, Pack Reel® and Hook & Line Reel® have been assessed by the “Australian Made” Committee as being manufactured in Australia using Australian components and assembled here in Australia.
Ruslyn Holdings is now authorised to use the “Australian Made” logo on all literature and the web.
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The Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel has been evaluated by the NTOA and has been given a silver status by testing personal:
Tested by a member from Florida
Ease of Use 4.5
Cleaning & Maintenance 4
Individual Score 4.35
The Ruslyn Hook and Line Reel measures 9.5 inches tall, 6 inches wide and 4 inches thick. It is constructed of ABS plastic and is very lightweight. I initially filled it with 100 feet of 550 cord but there was still plenty of room so I added another 100 feet which fit perfectly without any issues. I then stripped the reel of the cord and loaded 300 feet of duplex 20 gauge firing wire onto the reel. The wire fit perfect. This reel is very versatile. The reel has a small handle you turn to wind the spool. It also has a center ring on the spool that turns to set the drag so that the cord or wire does not free spin and tangle. On the bottom of the reel is a guide to keep the cord or wire centered on the spool as you wind it back up. I have dropped the reel from a height of over 6 feet dozens of times, stood on it (i weigh 205 on a light day), thrown it against the wall and submerged it in water. There are a few small scuffs and slight gouges, but it still works great. The ABS plastic takes a beating and maintains its shape very well. I did not find any issues or limitations with this reel. I have used it during a Hook and Line training day with 550 cord and operationally to initiate a poof bag to dispose of gunpowder with firing wire. It worked great in both applications and is overall a very solid product.
The new Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel® has just been introduced to the worldwide EOD market. Samples have been sent to NZ, UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden and South Africa.
This new hook & line reel is a very high quality rugged and lightweight reel holding up to 80m (262ft) of 3mm Dyneema cord. Empty weight is 390 grams (0.86 lb). The Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel® is fitted with an adjustable clutch to control cord tension and prevent over-run and tangles.
Part number AUS004754RHLR-11 is colour black and NATO Codified (NSN) 8130/66-164-1146
Shipped in 20 reel cartons with a total weight of 10kg.
The tooling for injection molding of the Ruslyn Hook and Line Reel is progressing well and should be completed ready for production in August 2019. This lightweight hook & line reel will be exported world wide for use in EOD.
Orders have already been received from the FBI in the United States and military orders from the United Kingdom. An adjustable tensioner clutch has now been incorporated into the center axle of the reel. This will stop overrun and tangling of the cord.
The Ruslyn Hook & Line Reel will be supplied blank with no cord as each user will have their own preferred cord.