Lowering devices are an important part of any arborist’s toolkit, allowing them to lower heavy loads to the ground safely. Our lowering devices and pulleys are chosen specifically with the needs of the tree surgeon in mind and are specifically designed for working with woods of all kinds.
All our lowering devices have been thoroughly tested to destruction by the manufacturers and conform to all international safety standards. Details of load rating can be found on each individual product page.
Our Range of Tree Lowering Devices Includes
- Heavy Duty Lowering Bollard – this one of a number of extremely stable bollards to use when dismantling, with a serrated base plate. The rope fair lead can be used from almost all directions, with ropes of up to 20mm in diameter. It is supplied with three 8m straps, and the weight (excluding straps) is 16kg. The capacity is 3000kg.
- Mountable Lowering Bollard – one of the lowering bollards that are fitted with large rubber blocks to protect the bark from damage. A whoopie sling can be attached for backup mounting if needed. To be used with ropes of up to 16mm in diameter. Its weight (excluding straps) is 5.65kg. The safe working load is 500kg.
- Large Portawrap – this assists in lowering operations as a friction brake. It is designed for use with a rope of 16mm maximum. The standard weight limit of this item is 1000kg.
- Figure of Eight Descender – a simple but highly effective way of lowering heavy timber, these devices are used by climbers and arborists throughout the world. Made from polished aluminium with a load rating of 35kN.