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Buckingham Friction Savers

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Buckingham Friction Savers

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Aluminum Ring Friction Savers

24” / 2’
36” / 3’
48” / 4’
60” / 5’
72” / 6’

Steel Ring Friction Savers

24” / 2’
36” / 3’
48” / 4’
60” / 5’
72” / 6’

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Buckingham Friction Saver Prusik


The friction saver prusik makes a longer friction saver quickly adjustable in length. 3/8” Tenex. Colors may vary.

Friction saver prusik instructions

Buckingham friction savers are the most popular device we sell for saving wear and tear on your climbing line and protecting the tree at the same time. By installing a friction saver, the climber can create a 'false crotch' and run the climbing line through the rings on the friction saver instead of over a natural crotch in the tree.

These ring and ring friction savers can be set and retrieved from the ground using a throw line and throw ball (see the technical tab for instructions). Thick layers of webbing provide great durability and an impressive 5,000 lb. tensile strength. Buckingham makes both aluminum ring and steel ring models (steel rings are a bit heavier, but they tend to dissipate heat better and are less abrasive aluminum). Friction savers are available from 2' to 6' lengths to cover a wide range of branches, and a long friction saver can be made adjustable in length by using Buckingham's friction saver prusik (sold separately under the "Add-ons" tab above).

CLI201, CLI202, CLI203, CLI204, CLI205, CLI206, CLI207, CLI208, CLI209, CLI210, CLI211

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Additional Features

  • Protects rope
  • Protects the tree
  • Various lengths
  • Make adjustable with prusik
  • Durable
  • Set and retrieve with throw line
Manufacturer : Buckingham
Made in : U.S.A.
Tensile Strength : 5,000 lb
Material : Nylon webbing, Steel or Aluminum Rings

Safety & Technical Information

Buckingham Friction Saver Instructions

ANSI Z133-2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the ANSI Z133 safety requirements which apply to arboriculutral operations.

This item is ANSI compliant.

The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.


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