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  1. I'm a LOLER inspector based in Lewes near Brighton and i thought id share a document that ive been working on regarding the lifespan of PPE and Rigging equipment. I have a comprehensive document available for my clients but also a free sealed PDF version available for anyone to make use of. I hope it helps when buying new kit Lifespan | loler-for-arborists WWW.LOLERFORARBORISTS.CO.UK Chris
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_nG90WJ1jc For people who like to see trees being dismantled on the X axis, here is some footage from the dismantle of two beech trees August 2018 using the DMM Offya and DMM Deviant tyrolean system. Access for a crane was very tight (lane only just possible to fit a 3.5t van down) with no place to set the outriggers and space was limited in the garden itself (on a bank) to rig conventionally and drag by hand so we chose to use ropework to our advantage. This was the first useage of the Deviant in anger during validation so it was decided beforehand to set a modest working load of 500kgs for the system. Switch to 1080HD and enjoy!
  3. I'm interested in trying some x rings or similar. Who is now using them in the UK, how you getting on with them? What are the differences in the various makes? I'm interested in getting them already in appropriate slings and fit for loler purposes so which uk suppliers are doing this and is the arrangement ce marked for inspections? Or do I wait until the arb show and see whats what there? TIA David
  4. TREEKIT are proud to offer two specialist workshops led by top level arborist and ART ambassador Joe Harris! Joe Harris is an arborist, contract climber and tree climbing trainer. He has worked in Europe, Australia, Asia and the US, as well as presenting at conferences and running workshops all over the world. He is a two-time Australian tree climbing champion and two-time world tree climbing silver medallist. Climbing Workshop - System Comparisons - Friday 28th of July 2pm to 6pm - followed by Pizza Rigging Workshop - Working with Angles - Saturday 29th of July 9am - 1:30pm - followed by Fish & Chips £39 exVAT each (including food) or £68 exVAT for both days. Courses will take place at TREEKIT. For more information check out: https://www.treekit.com/featured-products/joe-harris-specialist-workshops.html
  5. When rigging using a spider's leg (SL) is there a one rule fits all in rigging? I am told and it "mostly" works that use the rigging line to go distal and keep the spider's leg at the butt end where you're cutting. Just for note; both the rope and SL are anchor hitched to rigging crabs with slings on (knotless rigging). The theory then is that both the spiders leg & the rigging rope are taught. Now as long as the centre of gravity (COG) is in between both tie off points; preferably nearer the middle I'd hope, then all will be well; the branch will come down HORIZONTAL! What's other climbers experience of this? With the crane rigs your rigging point is easier and more central. Rigging from the tree you're working on things are a little tighter for space in the third dimension (mostly skywards). So I am saying keep your distal tie off as far out as you can get (without wasting too much energy and climbing time) and your butt end close. Ensure both rigging rope and SL are tight and the COG is somewhere near the middle. If anyone disagrees please help as it's not been 100% or if there's an easier rule of thumb let me know. Some climbers think the SL and rigging end should form an equilateral triangle. Also whilst I'm asking does the law of physics demand that if you have a perfect rig on a SL with horizontal dropping of the branch is there more weight being put on the rigging point that the groundie is attached to; be that a simple wrap (or no wrap), port-a-wrap or whatever? Obviously there are two rigging points on the receiving end. I'm well aware that there are many out there who've thrown their spider's leg in the proverbial footwell BUT used well and in the right situation they're a great asset to the climber's arsenal IF s/he can use it with confidence.
  6. ...of a guy dismantling a pole, top down ing, or whatever we want to call it, and he had a flip line and his main climbing line. He used some kind of pulley system on his main line so once he had dropped a section he disconnected his flip, dropped on his main line, reconnected his flip, ascended a foot or so, then pulled another line and his pulley'd main line released and dropped to him. He then re attached it, as one would a secondary line, took off another section and repeated the whole process. Looked very cool but I have never seen it done like that over here. Is this normal practice for you more experienced peeps? and if so what pulley/kit do you use for the secondary/main line? The video if you want to see what I'm babbling about is here: and to save time the best example is at 16:40
  7. Good Afternoon Arbtalk! Hope we're all ok, thought we'd share that we have the first ForestAndArb exclusive of 2016 to show you all!! It comes in the form of a new lowering line from Marlow Ropes, and is called the DRACO! It's currently available in a 16mm diameter in 50m reels, and features a massive 74kN breaking strength! If you're looking for a new lowering line this year, its the one to go for! Available online here! Marlow Draco 16mm Lowering Rope
  8. We need an experienced climber, preferably someone experienced in rigging on the 6th to the 8th of April in leighton buzzard Bedfordshire. Day rate is negotiable and we are happy to pay extra based on experience. If interested contact Ben Atkinson on 07875 133832 or email [email protected]
  9. Hi all, and Happy New Year! I have to admit to being an infrequent contributor but like to dip in and out to keep up with what's going on out there. I'm based in Weymouth, Dorset and have just taken my first tentative steps into video Having been inspired by August and several others, I've recently joined the GoPro club, and have just posted my first arb video on YouTube. I know it's not up to the high standard you can find elsewhere, but maybe in time, who knows... I hope you enjoy it! Dale Coastal Tree Care [ame= ] [/ame]
  10. Took down a couple of conifers next to a giant house and used a winch to pull them all down hope you guys enjoy
  11. i am new to rigging . Today i took some fairly big limbs off a black poplar . i did this by wrapping the rope around the limb and choking it by clipping the karabina onto the rope and pulling it tight. This worked but whenever i see pictures or videos of tree surgeons rigging they always have some sort of device, pulley or knot system . Is there a right or wrong way to rigging? And what is the best way of doing it ?
  12. Early 2010 saw the start of a major project by ISC to modernise a timeless classic. The ISC Cast Pulleys are probably the most widely used Pulley Blocks by Arborist's for rigging around the World. Originally developed in 1996 these blocks have been the backbone to most arborist's rigging situations and a tool every arborist both young and old has come to trust and respect. Like all classics there finally comes a time to make some changes. During the re-development of the pulley it was important to retain its classic features but introduce change. The new rounder profile enhances the whole tactile feel of the block and reduces the risk of burred or sharp edges that may wear a rigging rope. What's New Increased radius on all edges both internal and external All pulley details are now easily located on an Identification Plate The internal Spring Lock location hole is now honed out for easier location Increased internal width to accommodate larger diameter anchor slings Larger diameter top & bottom axles; Diameter increased by >10% What's Retained The classic ISC Pulley Block Shape The trusted and proven Spring Lock System eliminating chance of cross threading Same external dimensions (Length & Width) Same strengths as the previous versions CE certification to European Machinery Directive Currently available in two models IS-RP051-A1 SRP £89.00+vat IS-RP055-A1 £109.00+vat For further details and specifications please click here These can now be ordered and purchased from all good Arborist Supply Retailers ISC is a SPONSOR of the "ultimate arb competition" and these will be part of the prize fund. ENTER NOW DONT MISS OUT
  13. Hi, i want to get into/know more about rigging in trees and just wondering what courses are available for such?! i've already got a few book on the subject by would definitely want some hands on... any help would be great
  14. Not sure if anyone has posted this already? Saw this link on the HSE website and thought it might be of interest. http://www.hse.gov.uk/treework/articles/rigging-research2.pdf


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