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Arbor-Plex 1/2”

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Arbor-Plex 1/2”

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1/2” x 120'
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1/2” x 150'
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1/2” x 200'
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1/2” x 600'**
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**Reels of rope are charged a flat shipping fee in the continental US. Spools of rope up to 9/16" ship for $25 in areas covered by our free shipping offer. Spools of rope 5/8” and larger ship for $50 in these areas. Regular shipping rates apply in other areas.

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

120'
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150'
AP15VT
200'
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Arbor-Plex 1/2” with Viking-Spliced 5" Eye

120'
AP12V5
150'
AP15V5
200'
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12mm (1/2”) • 12-strand • 6,000 lb ABS • 3% elongation at 10% ABS • 6.8 lb per 100' • sewn eyes only

One of the first lines ever designed specifically for arborists, Arbor-Plex 1/2” remains one of the most economical ropes on the market. In the 1/2” diameter, has a breaking strength of 6,000 lb. and is rated as a climbing line. At 6.8 lb. per 100 ft., Arbor-Plex is one of the lightest climbing lines we sell. Arbor-Plex is a 12 strand single braid rope with a polyester cover surrounding polyolefin fibers in the center, making it abrasion resistant as well as lightweight. It is a great choice for wet climates where mildew and rot can be a problem.

Arbor-plex is also available in larger diameters for use as a rigging line. See Arbor-Plex rigging line here.

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Customer Reviews

Rated: Good Review by: Robert

“Strength is great, not real great for a Petzl zig zag. After 15-20 uses the rope is squarish under load and does not feed well on the descent. Ascenders work fine on it. ”

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.

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