22,000 road impact incidents in England in 2013 were caused by objects falling from vehicles. When transporting any equipment, logs or brash it is fundamental all loads are secure. When transporting any goods it's vitally important that you ensure that all your loads are secure or you risk damaging them. If an unsecured load falls there's a risk of injuries and even death! To avoid damaging your goods or causing any fatal accidents, it is important you ensure you secure your load, and our range of Load Restraint Systems allow you to do just that.
We supply everything from ratchet lashings to load binder chains - whatever your requirements may be, we're confident you'll be able to find the load restraint option to meet them. Here are some of the load restraint products we have to offer:
If you are transporting heavy goods it's crucial that you use the appropriate load restraint to prevent your load from falling off your vehicle. These ratchet lashings are one of our most sought-after load restraint products, and can secure a huge variety of different loads. To view our range of ratchet lashings, please click here!
A cargo bar is a load restraint product that is more suited for pickup trucks and other large vehicles whilst their in transit. The bar is held in place by high-grip rubber feet and the bar is constructed from lightweight aluminium. The cargo bar can be adjusted from 2350 - 2720mm by using the ratchet mechanism, placed across the width of the vehicle to prevent anything from sliding off the vehicle. To purchase this ratchet cargo bar, please click here.
If you're looking for an affordable, heavy-duty load restraint solution, our load binder sets could be exactly what you're looking for! The sets include a load binder, a load binder chain, and a pair of hooks. Each load binder kit has it's own maximum breaking strength, so please check the kit you're purchasing is suitable for your requirements. For more information on our load binder sets, please click here.
No matter how heavy your loads are, or the size of the vehicle you're transporting these goods are on, our load restraint systems will ensure that they're secure whilst it's in transit. To view our entire range of load restraint products, please click here.
Want to extend the life of your rigging ropes? Protect trees? & have an efficient operation when removing limbs?!
Lowering Devices are an excellent piece of equipment for friction management to efficiently and safely lower limbs. Lowering devices save money, time and improve safety.
At Tree-Force.com we have released a comprehensive range of lowering devices from Porta Wraps to Heavy duty lowering bollards. High-quality, competitively-priced, and available to hire as well as to buy our Rigging Systems are perfect for Tree Care Professionals!
One of our most popular lowering devices is the TU100 heavy duty bollard, designed to be attached to the base of a tree groundsman can control the descent of a cut branch/ limb. Made in the EU the padded mounting plates prevent trees getting damaged.
For more information view our full range here!
A non retrievable cambium saver is annoying, time consuming and can therefore cost you money!
Cambium Savers should be expected from all Arborists, when climbing a tree other than when felling the tree we should aim to prevent damaging the tree as much as possible. Cambium savers help achieve this goal. Arborists can reduce premature wear on climbing lines and prevent damage to tree limbs caused by the climbing line running over a branch.
Ensure the chosen spot is cleaned of all little stumps and twigs that could get in the way, ensure the side where the cambium saver will drop down removing all little stumps and possible twigs that it could catch on. Investing a short amount of time cleaning can save you allot of time retrieving your cambium saver!
The easiest way of retrieving the cambium saver is to tie a knot (half hitch) in the end of the rope.
Simulate savers retrieval; pull at the cambium saver in the direction it will be retrieved checking if it moves easily through crotch or if the pulley releases well, even if this means that you have to look for a different spot to place your cambium saver being able to retrieve your cambium saver safely is crucial for a smooth operation.
Also, ensure you come out of the tree in a relatively straight line so that you can flick your rope from the ground and hence manipulating the cambium saver out of the fork.
Climbing spikes are a simple and effective tool for Arborists. Being able to dig the spikes into a tree provides climbers with solid footing and flexibility when moving around the tree.
However, climbing spikes should only be used on trees that are being cut down or in parts that are being removed. The spikes penetrate the bark of a tree and dig into the living circulatory tissue beneath. Each hole punched into the tree disrupts nutrient circulation, traumatizing to the tree creating unnecessary damage. This is important as the holes also provide an opening for diseases and pests to get in.
Each time climbers spike up a tree each step puts 2-3 inch wounds in a tree, and climbers wearing spikes can potentially create 2 or 3 hundred of those wounds causing severer damage. Spike marks eventually kill the tree; damaging the trees vascular system right below the bark.
If climbers must use tree climbing spikes it is recommended to use them responsibly by cleaning the spikes with alcohol after each use to ensure no fungus or disease is transferred from a sick tree to a healthy one.
So why would climbers use spikes if they are harmful to the trees? There are a few exceptional situations where using spikes is appropriate, such as
- When the tree is being removed
- When branches are more than throwline distance apart and there is no other means of climbing the tree (for example: when there are no branches lower than 50 feet), with no access for an aerial lift device or crane.
- If the tree is to close to power line and cannot be accessed safely by other means, to reach and injured climber.