Looking for a high-performance arborist climbing line with high strength and great feel? Samson ArborMaster® is for you. No other rope we stock has the same combination of strength, performance, and durability and comes in your choice of 4 color patterns.
ArborMaster® is our best-selling climbing line. This rope is an excellent balance of high strength (6,500 lb. spliced) and low weight (7.7 lb. per 100 ft.). ArborMaster® is a 16-strand, single-braid, 1/2” diameter rope. ArborMaster® works well with friction hitches such as the Tautline and Blake’s hitch, and is supple and handles well for all manner of arborist's knots.
Samson ArborMaster® is made from polyester with a nylon core and is highly resistant to abrasion with very low stretch.
Quick Overview: 1/2” diameter, 6,500 ABS, 7.7 lb per 100’.
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WesSpur is happy to offer returns or exchanges on any equipment that is still in new condition. Our return policy is fairly simple and is meant to make your life easy. All regular stock items in new/unused condition may be returned for a full refund less shipping within 30 days of purchase. We do not charge restocking fees.
WesSpur can not accept the return of any used equipment or special-order items.
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Rated: Excellent Review by: Rickey 5
“The strongest climbing line...period. The best 16 strand on the market in my opinion. Very long life if used correctly with a friction saver. PLUS, old ArborMaster® climbing lines make killer light duty false crotch rigging lines, or in a 5:1 mechanical advantage setup for massive pulling power.”
|Diameter||:||1/2” / 12mm|
|Average Strength||:||6,500 lb / 2,900 kg|
|Material||:||Nylon core, polyester cover|
|Wt. per 100’/100m||:||7.7 lb / 11.5 kg|
|Elastic Elongation||:||2.5% at 10% ABS|
Free downloadable PDF for splicing Class-1 16-strand ropes: Download splicing instructions
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.
Bigfoot rope meets ANSI Z133-2012 standards.
The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.