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Arbor Boss

Arbor Boss is a 16-strand climbing rope with a braided Polyester cover and parallel core. Arbor Boss is available in solid white, green/yellow, red/white and blue, blue/yellow, black/white or orange/black/white color combinations.

Arbor Boss remains firm yet flexible, holds knots such a Blake's Hitch very well. It is an excellent choice for split tails. Introducing<

No Milking required!!!!!!

New manufacturing technology has eliminated the need to pre-milking Arbor Boss climbing rope. Extensive testing has not produced any need for milking without compromising the climbability, knot holding capacity or Safety of the Arbor Boss climbing rope.

Arbor Boss Colors All color combinations have the same specifications, only the color has been changed to help identify each climber's rope, current climbing rope from retired rope being used for rigging, and other possible coding needs.

  Red White and Blue
Orange Black and White Climbing Rope Orange Black and White
Green & Yellow Climbing Rope Green & Yellow
Blue and Yellow Climbing Rope Blue and Yellow
White Climbing Rope White

Buccaneer Climbing Ropes are manufactured on modern equipment by experienced operators and are thoroughly inspected though out the process from yarn selection to final packaging but it is the climber's responsibility to inspect his rope and all equipment before each use and to replace any questionable items.

Climbing rope

is mainly used in the arborist market. These are highly trained individuals that are used to trim or remove trees. Besides the chainsaw the climbing rope is the most important tool the arborist uses. The Buccaneer Rope Arbor Boss rope is used to maneuver the arborist into the tree to be trimmed as well as to move around in the tree. These men and women are trained professionals on how to use climbing rope properly to the safety and inspection of the rope. These professionals are rigging experts. They have various knots and splices that are used in these ropes. Their life is hanging on this rope so the manufacturers are very critical care in making this rope.

A climbing rope is made of polyester fiber. This is used to reduce the amount of stretch in the rope. Climbing rope is usually made in a braided construction. This yields higher tensile strength combined with balance in the rope. A balanced rope does not rotate under load. So if an arborist is climbing a rope it will stay still or if they are using the rope to let down logs or branches the object being lowered will not rotate.

There are many colors used for climbing rope. Bright colors are most desirable so the worker doesn’t accidently cut the rope with a saw. The more visible the color the safer a rope can be. Each manufacturer of climbing rope usually has a color pattern to identify their rope. This helps the end user reorder the same rope from the same manufacturer or try a new color from a different manufacturer. Climbing rope should be inspected by the person using the rope every day. When the climbing rope starts to show signs of wear or damage it should be retired for safety reasons. The best I have seen is to spray paint the rope so it is not accidently picked up and used again. The rope still has some good service life left for other applications but should not be used where life or limb could be injured.

Rope Safety Considerations



New Rope Tensile Strengths: New rope tensile strengths are based on tests in accordance with ASTM Test Method D-4268 on new and unused rope in laboratory condition.

Working Loads: Working loads are for rope in good condition with approximate splices, in non-critical applications, under normal service conditions. Working loads should be exceeded only with expert knowledge of conditions and professional estimates of risk. Working loads should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable properties are involved, or for exceptional service conditions such as shock loads, sustained loads, etc.

The Cordage Institute specifies that the Safe Working Load of rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength by the Safety Factor. Safety factors range from 5 to 12 for non-critical uses.

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