Jump to content
colwoodlandcare

Fabricating your own lowering device

Recommended Posts

'Has anyone heard about the lad who was seriously injured when the lowering device came off the tree and flew up to the pulley and hit him'

 

a mate of mine in Manchester, had his lowering block join him up the tree at high velocity...thankfully it didn't hit him. The belt snapped...it was only a week or so after being LOLER'd. Best thing to do is, just get a new belt every year or two, depending how much you used your lowering device.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
'Has anyone heard about the lad who was seriously injured when the lowering device came off the tree and flew up to the pulley and hit him'

 

a mate of mine in Manchester, had his lowering block join him up the tree at high velocity...thankfully it didn't hit him. The belt snapped...it was only a week or so after being LOLER'd. Best thing to do is, just get a new belt every year or two, depending how much you used your lowering device.

 

it would prob be worth using a section of chain connected to the device and round the tree as a just in case similar to a trailer breakaway cable

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
superb i like seeing stuff like that. did he cut the plate from hardox in the background

 

 

Haha I wish :P

 

No I supplied and cut most of the materials.

 

But we did weld up an ally diesel tank

And plub it I to the exhaust on the lady to make a smoke screen :D

Productive day haha

 

 

Sent using Arbtalk Mobile App

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Make me one?

 

 

Haha This is only the proto type!

 

I'm already thinking it needs 4 side strap mounts, and a bottom strop mount.... Maybe some side rope guides?

 

Any suggestions welcome!!

 

 

 

Sent using Arbtalk Mobile App

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should probably mention this build comes after me snapping the piece of rigging line I use to attach my pulley block!

Got a bit carried away lmao, 25/28" sycamore dia dropped a 4ft section and "SNAP!" Down she went lol :P

 

Live and learn!

 

 

Sent using Arbtalk Mobile App

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Haha I wish :P

 

No I supplied and cut most of the materials.

 

But we did weld up an ally diesel tank

And plub it I to the exhaust on the lady to make a smoke screen :D

Productive day haha

 

 

Sent using Arbtalk Mobile App

 

idle hands makes for the devils work i hope that was landy and not lady

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.