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  1. It is designed to take 3 strand half inch rope, the mechanism has grooves designed to grip the strands. It can take any length of rope. I'm sure your professional requirements are much more heavy duty than mine. I'm an amateur doing everything manually for firewood-if I can't pick it up and carry it I can't use it. So I am thinning small sycamores, coppicing hazel, and cutting up oak wind blow branches after the winter storms.
  2. You'll find a really good review and concise explanation of the workings of the Maasdam Rope Puller on You Tube on Educated Climber, which is produced by a professional arborist.
  3. No, quite heavy duty, simple to use and well made. Only dangerous if you abuse it and then like Tirfor it has failsafe mechanisms. And using rope rather than wire is a lot less perilous as well as being very easy to handle. I'm also only using for small loads and working by myself all the time I take great care.
  4. No just determined and I have the time and the inclination. And I like the peace and tranquility and am not handy with machines.
  5. I did an Google search and bought it via Amazon about £80 including postage and import tax. Treekit sell them in the UK. They take 3 strand 1/2 inch rope. I managed to buy 90 metres separately locally from a guy for £18, plus got sling, carabiners, shackle, choke chain via FR Jones and Internet.
  6. Further to earlier discussion pleased to announce that I have had much success with the Maasdam Rope Puller which I imported from the USA. Light, easy to use, strong, 3/4 ton pulling power and 10/1 mechanical advantage.
  7. That's a Maasdan 1500 lb puller at 10-1 mechanical advantage and takes any length of rope unlike the cable pullers here which go into a reel this feeds the rope in and out.
  8. How about a Masadam endless rope puller from the U.S.? Anybody use these? I think Treekit sells them here.
  9. Being completely ignorant about rope and pulley systems I will need a little guidance about what pulleys to get-there seem to be so many types-nylon wheels, stainless steel, wooden bLocks etc. with different load bearing, and what kind of rope and what thickness that fits the pulley and is good for pulling. Presumably for a 20 meter lift on a double sheave I would need at least 40 metres?
  10. Cheers, will pm you if and when I have a chance for a social visit 🙂 Grand. I look forward to that.
  11. I'm around most of the time. Welcome to call by for a wander down to the wood and spot of lunch/supper and a glass of wine. We're in Yr Hen Stabl which is the last building in the farm on the right past the barn, with the big stacks of wood outside our door.
  12. Very kind to offer but I'll keep my eye on e-bay and look again at the Ace versions.
  13. You did say you wanted it cheap and efficient idea. Pully £20, blue pollyprop rope £20, and about 100 times faster than any hand winch.. Very kind but the slope is so perilous and precipitous I would wind up doing myself serious injury!

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