X-904 Offshore Transfer Device (Personnel Baskets)

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Quick and Effective.

Billy Pugh Company’s 4 to 12 person transfer device is used to quickly and effectively transport personnel on and off of platforms.


Only the 4 person units come with netting between the riders

6 to 12 person transfer device


Safety without Confinement.

All models are equipped with quick release safety lanyards to provide safety and give the rider confidence while in transit.  You told us you didn’t want to sit down and be buckled in.  We listened.

Strong yet Lightweight.

All X-904’s are made of a sturdy and very durable aluminum skeleton, to protect them from falling objects.



Safety comes First.

The X-904 is built above and beyond standard safety rules and regulations to provide a superior product to customers.

Looking to Refurbish your X-904?

Check out our refurbishment options and our list of Authorized Service Refurbishment Companies.

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Billy Pugh Co. management group spent two years in collaboration between BPC, HSE&Q managers, crane operators, rig managers and offshore personnel to create a product that will both efficiently and quickly move passengers offshore. With the help of a great team, the X-904 transfer device was developed and quickly became the standard for offshore transfer.  It is made of a sturdy aluminum skeleton to protect them from falling objects.  The riders are encompassed with tightened stainless steel ropes that protects from any side impact that may occur. All models are equipped with quick release safety lanyards that gives the passengers stability without being confined.  Shock absorbing “feet” protect passengers from hard landing. The X-904 provides a designated area for luggage.  In the event of an emergency situation, the 4, 6, & 8 person X-904s allows for a stretcher to be loaded.

Product Specifications

X-904-44 Person Transfer Device90” x 90” x 34”600 lbs
X-904-66 Person Transfer Device102” x 102” x 36”700 lbs
X-904-88 Person Transfer Device102” x 102” x 36”900 lbs
X-904-1010 Person Transfer Device112” x 112” x 36”1000 lbs
X-904-1212 Person Transfer Device120” x 120” x 54”1200 lb


Product (optional but recommended)Description
Storage Cover for Assembled Transfer Device (904P-31, 906P-31, 910P-31)Vinyl cover for assembled X-904; protects from UV rays and weather.
Storage Cover for Unassembled Transfer Device (904P-30, 906P-30, 910P-30)Vinyl cover for unassembled X-904; protects from UV rays and weather.
Storage Box (904 B-4,  904 B-6/8)Billy Pugh Company storage boxes are custom designed for all-weather, year-round storage and protection
TL-CarabinerCadmium plated steel Carabiner Self-locking gate with captive bar 3600lbs gate strength

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Product Features

  • ABS Certification Report available
  • Collapsible for storage & shipping
  • Overhead protection
  • Refurbishment program
  • Shock absorbing bottom
  • Non-slip floor Lightweight aluminum frame construction
  • Double braid polydacron rope coated in urethane with stainless wire rope center
  • Comes standard with 20ft. stabilizer & load line
  • Training DVD
  • Stretcher space provided
  • Designated storage space


No, for safety reasons, BPC has certified refurbishment companies all over the world.  Please check our refurbishment section for a listing of those companies.
Cost will vary depending on the condition of the unit but as a general rule somewhere between 40-50% of the price of a new one.
The X-904 was designed to be rebuilt and refurbished; personnel baskets were not. Do to their initial cost it also makes financial sense to refurbish the X-904. Conversely, personnel nets/baskets initial cost is much lower and its design is not conducive or economical for rebuilding.
The X-904 is manufactured with a variety of components such as wire rope, synthetic rope, floatation, cover materials etc. All of these components are affected by the harsh offshore environment they operate in. This wear would include general wear and tear, UV degradation as well as the salt water conditions offshore. These effected parts are all critical in the performance and operation of the X-904. The X-904 is a device that carries the most important “cargo” in the offshore community…people. The X-904 is designed to be inspected before each use then have a more thorough inspection every 6 months and be refurbished every two years (with the understanding that it had passed the daily and 6 month inspections). The two year refurbishment helps to insure these devices are more than ready to do the job they were designed for…Why two years? Because we have found that on average (based on over 60 years of manufacturing safety equipment for offshore use) two years in the field is the maximum time that we can recommend these kind of lifting devises operate without critical parts being replaced. Please note: after the 3rd refurbishment of the X-904 you are required to purchase a new device or we offer an 8 year refurbishment option that replaces certain key pieces. Please check our refurbishment section for more information.
The X-904 is rated at 300 lbs per person. IE: The X-904 4 person has a WLL of 1200 lbs.
The In Service Date is the date when the X-904 is removed from its packaging. This determines when the 6 month inspection and 2 year refurbishment should take place.  The In Service Date will need to be noted in the operations manual included with the purchase of the X-904.
Some companies require work vests only and others use Type 1 only for X-904 transfers-it really depends on the culture of the company and what they feel is most effective for their operation and personnel. Have a PFD that is sturdy and has a convenient place in the front of the jacket to attach the quick release carabineer.  The PFD should also be regularly inspected for excessive wear or UV degradation.  BPC does not recommend anything too bulky (in that) it can interfere with moving in and out of the X-904 inner riding area.  We also recommend whatever PFD is used, that it be emphasized to wear the vest/jacket securely around the passenger.

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