Using a friction management device to lower limbs or trunk wood extends the life of your rigging ropes, protects the tree, and allows for safer, more efficient removal of wood. A number of lowering devices are available from the widely used Port-a-Wrap to the impressive Good Rigging Control system which allows for lifting of loads in addition to lowering. A suitable lowering device can be found for your rigging operation from our wide selection below. If you need any assistance choosing the arborist lowering device that's right for you, please contact WesSpur online and we will be happy to help.
The Original Port-a-Wrap is still made in the U.S.A. by Buckingham. This durable, simple device is a must-have for rigging down trunk wood and heavy limbs. Provides increased control, less rope wear, and variable friction.
The GRCS incorporates both a rope brake and a handled winch so that you can not only control descents but also lift loads. The ultimate lowering device for bringing down heavy wood.
Stein makes RC units in a smaller, Port-a-Wrap style device and also a larger, tree-mounted unit. Impressive working load limits and well-engineered features make these lowering devices very popular.
The ISC versions of the Portawrap have a unique design which opens up new possibilities in friction management on the lowering line.