Arbor-Plex was the first synthetic rope designed specifically for the arborist industry and remains one of the most-used lines today, both as an arborist climbing line and as a rigging line in larger diameters. Arbor-Plex is constructed of a tough polyester jacket around polyolefin center fibers which creates a light, high-strength rope with maximum wear resistance. Samson braids Arbor-Plex to be tighter than other 12-strand climbing lines for extra durability and snag resistance. Newer ropes might be stronger (see ArborMaster®) or lighter (see Velocity), but Arbor-Plex is still an excellent choice for an economical climbing line that you can rely on.
Quick Overview: 1/2” diameter, 6,000 ABS, 6.8 lb per 100’.
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Rated: Good Review by: Robert
“Strength is great, not real great for a Petzl zig zag. After 15-20 uses the rope is squarish under load and does not feed well on the descent. Ascenders work fine on it. ”
|Diameter||:||1/2” / 12 mm|
|Average Strength||:||6,000 lb / 2,700 kg|
|Material||:||Polyester / Polyolefin|
|Wt. per 100’/100m||:||6.8 lb /10.1 kg|
|Elastic Elongation||:||3% at 10% ABS|
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboriculutral operations.
Arborist climbing lines are required to have a minimum breaking strength of 5,400 lb (24 kN) when new, and should be no smaller than 1/2” (12.7mm) unless the employee has been trained in the use of smaller line (down to 7/16” / 11mm), and the line's working elongation should not exceed 7% at 540 lb load.
Arbor-Plex rope meets ANSI Z133-2012 standards.
The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.