Understanding the Different Types of Arborist Tree Ropes

All ropes are not created equal. When selecting arborist tree ropes, it’s important to choose the right rope for the task you are performing, ensuring that it meets safety standards. As the video explains, different types of tree ropes are suitable for different tasks.

The three-strand rope is the most traditional type of rope.

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As the name suggests, it’s made from three strands of rope. You can choose from hard lay and soft lay, with soft lay being easier to braid than hard lay. Three-strand rope tolerates abrasion well, and it offers some stretch.

Next, we have a twelve-strand braided rope. This type of rope doesn’t work well with pulleys. It can be rough on your hands which is something you want to avoid to keep your hands safe.

The 16-strand rope is cover dependent. This means it has an interior core, which keeps the rope round. It can be used for rigging and climbing.

24-strand rigging line is double braid. This means the load is shared between the core and the jacket. It’s hand-spliceable and sewable. It’s nonrotational and it’s excellent for block use. This type of rope doesn’t handle abrasion as well as some other types of rope, so you should use a block.

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