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Arbor-Plex 1/2”

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 Arbor-Plex 1/2” Climbing Line Hank Arbor-Plex 1/2” 1/2” 12-Strand Arbor-Plex 1/2” Reel

Arbor-Plex 1/2”

Buy Arbor-Plex 1/2”

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Arbor-Plex 1/2” with Viking-Spliced Tight-Eye

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Arbor-Plex 1/2” with Viking-Spliced 5" Eye

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Arbor-Plex 1/2” by the foot or 600’ reel

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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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Additional Features

  • Durable
  • Snag-resistant
  • Economical
  • Single braid
  • No-twist stripe
  • Works well wet
Manufacturer : Samson
Made in : USA
Diameter : 1/2” / 12 mm
Average Strength : 6,000 lb / 2,700 kg
Construction : 12-Strand
Material : Polyester / Polyolefin
Wt. per 100’/100m : 6.8 lb /10.1 kg
Elastic Elongation : 3% at 10% ABS
Hand Spliceable : No
Sewn Spliceable : Yes

Safety & Technical Information

ANSI Z133-2012

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.

Arbor-Plex 1/2” Larger Diameter

Samson Arbor-Plex in Larger Diameters

Arbor-Plex is also a great rigging line in 5/8” or 3/4” Arbor-Plex Rigging page

Arbor-Plex rope bag

Rope Bags

Buying a piece of Arbor-Plex? Don't forget a rope bag. Rope bag page

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