EQUIPMENT

The new "Rocket" rope from AllGear, www.allgearinc.com    It is a 11mm double braid with a 24 strand jacket, 16 strand inner core, then a cabled and twisted core inside of that. AllGear is always pushing the envelope with new technology!  

One of my favourite suppliers is a fast growing company that deals with arborist supplies on-line, www.treestuff.com  Check the site out, Luke will set you up for work and for play at some of the best prices around.

Below is a pic of a Stihl 192T, a great little arborist saw for in-tree pruning and removals.  For larger jobs, the bigger cousin, the 200T( the second picture) is my saw of choice with it's larger, more powerful engine, and 16" bar, it will handle almost any situation in a tree.

 Our chainsaws are professionally tuned to provide maximum output for faster cutting, they are always sharp and we use eco-friendly oils to help stay green.

I use Silky handsaws from Japan, they are very agressive, and leave a super smooth , fast healing cut. They are truly the Cadillac of handsaws!  www.silkysaws.com

Silky Pruning Saws from Japan, simply the best! 

 This is the hitchclimber system that I climb on, it consists of 2 oval DMM carabiners, and rather slick-looking DMM hitchclimber pulley( the hub of the system),  the hitch is a VT tied with 8mm beeline with tight-eye slices done by Nick at  www.splicesbynick.com  It all makes for an amazingly responsive and secure climbing rig that has a single attachment to my saddle via a large aluminum ring on my bridge.

 Shown below is my arborist saddle of choice, the Treemotion by Treemagineers and Teufelberger of Germany. It is truly the most comfortable, customizable to fit, professional saddle on the market.

Shown below is the Anchor Bridge Ropeworks " Secret Weapon", a tool used for working DdRT of a single rope it is made with high quality DMM rated rings, and Ocean Polyester cordage, Another Frank Chipps innovation!

 Another new addition to my arsenal of climbing gear and techniques, is the "singing tree rope wrench". It was developed by Kevin Bingham out of Detroit, Michigan. It allows us to climb, position and work of of a single line instead of the traditional doubled line, or DdRT.

The benefits of working SRT or Single Rope Technique are huge.

1) less time and effort working the tree= cost savings to you, the customer.

2) less stress on the climber

3) it is not as gear intensive, making it less stressful to the tree as well.


Here is a pic of the Rope Wrench rigged for working.

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