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Buckingham Port-A-Wrap III Lowering Device

Used for lowering heavy branches or logs, the Port-A-Wrap III is a friction device that enables a single person to control loads many times their own weight. By taking wraps with the rigging line around the Port-A-Wrap, friction is applied to the rope; the more wraps taken, the more friction applied. Compared to the traditional method of taking wraps around the trunk of the tree, the Port-A-Wrap provides more consistent friction that doesn't vary from one tree to the next, can be tied off to allow the worker to let go and walk away from the rope, can be combined with a fiddle block to hoist branches, and does not damage the tree. For a full false crotch lowering kit including the Port-A-Wrap, see our False Crotch Rigging Kits.

The Port-A-Wrap III you see here is available with black powder coating or more durable nickel plating. These are all made in the U.S.A. by Buckingham Manufacturing, whose instructions are included with each Port-A-Wrap device. (Port-A-Wrap III instructions can also be downloaded at the link below.)

The Port-A-Wrap III is Made in the U.S.A. by Buckingham, MFG. Accept no imitations!

Port-A-Wrap III with Nickel Coating

Mini
rig112
Small
rig113
Large
rig114
  • Manufactured by Buckingham MFG
  • Made in the USA
  • Constructed from Nickel-plated Steel
  • Mini: 1/2” Rope Capacity - 1,000 lb. WLL - weighs 2 lb
  • Small: 5/8” Rope Capacity - 2,000 lb. WLL - weighs 4 lb
  • Large: 3/4” Rope Capacity - 2,000 lb. WLL - weighs 7 lb

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Niceguydave Video: Attaching with Timber Hitch.

Niceguydave Video: Attaching with Whoopie Sling.

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Port-A-Wrap III

Port-A-Wrap III with Powder Coating

Mini
rig109
Small
rig110
Large
rig111
  • Manufactured by Buckingham MFG
  • Made in the USA
  • Constructed from Powder-coated Steel
  • Mini: 1/2” Rope Capacity - 1,000 lb. WLL - weighs 2 lb
  • Small: 5/8” Rope Capacity - 2,000 lb. WLL - weighs 4 lb
  • Large: 3/4” Rope Capacity - 2,000 lb. WLL - weighs 7 lb

Click here to see relative size of the Port-A-Wrap models.

Niceguydave Video: Attaching with Timber Hitch.

Niceguydave Video: Attaching with Whoopie Sling.

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Port-A-Wrap XL

RIG142

The largest, strongest Port-A-Wrap available will work with rigging lines as large as 7/8”, and has a tensile strength of 60,000 lb (6,000 lb WLL). This impressive piece of rigging hardware provides a larger bend radius for your ropes, preserving line strength and increasing the control that you gain by taking wraps on the 3.5” barrel. Weighs 18.25 lb. Made in the U.S.A.

XL: 7/8” Rope Capacity - 6,000 lb. WLL

Niceguydave Video: Attaching with Timber Hitch.

Niceguydave Video: Attaching with Whoopie Sling.

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Port-A-Wrap III Kit

Port-a-Wrap and Sling Kit

Kit with 15' Sling
rig114‑k1
Kit with 20' Sling
rig114‑k2

Save $5 when you pick up a sling and port-a-wrap in the same package. Large Nickel-plated Port-a-Wrap (RIG114) with either 5/8" x 15' or 3/4" x 20' Tenex dead-eye sling.

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