Marlow builds excellent arbor ropes, including Gecko 16-strand climb line. This rope is built for tree work, with a tough 16-strand polyester cover over a braided polyester core. Gecko is very suppled, durable, and strong, and will work well in arborist hardware designed for 1/2” ropes. Gecko is CE certified and meets the ANSI standards for climbing lines.
Gecko is available with hand-spliced terminations.
Quick Overview: 1/2” diameter, 6,659 ABS, 8.4 lb per 100’.
|Diameter||:||1/2” / 13mm|
|Average Strength||:||6,659 lb / 3,020 kg|
|Wt. per 100’/100m||:||8.4 lb / 12.53 kg|
|Elastic Elongation||:||3.3% at 150 kg|
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.
This rope meets ANSI Z133-2012 standards.
The full ANSI Z133 safety requirements are available on our tree care standards page.