Thursday, 21 March 2013

Arborist Equipment Shop

Hi All,

Just a few snapshots of our shop for you to get a feel of what you will see when you come and take a visit. We offer expertise on all the equipment and also friendly advice. We won't sell you something if we don't think it's what you need, we will help you to decide if you are unsure of purchasing certain pieces of equipment.
Hardware and accessories
Panoramic View of most of the shop.

We don't claim to be the biggest or the best, we just claim to give great customer service and friendly help, we are as competitive as we can be and hope we can provide you with the equipment you need. We are the only shop in Liverpool providing this equipment and as Liverpool is one of the major cities in England we are quite proud of it. We have put a lot of time and effort into opening the shop and are now approaching our one year anniversary.
We have more on offer from the photographs, i.e.. a footwear and protective trousers section and also a climbing wall if you would like to try out a harness before purchase or the Petzl Zigzag. 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Petzl Zigzag in stock

Just a quick update, the Petzl Zigzag will be with us and ready for dispatch on Monday the 18th March, we have 3 left at this time of publish and we have more on back order which may be around 3 weeks to arrive into our stock.

If you want one click here and be quick!!! £144 + VAT (£172.80)

Boxed and ready to go!

This is our demo zigzag, we had a good climb on it today up a 35 ft Sycamore. Great control descending. We used a 13 mm rope with it and it struggled to self tend but it did what its supposed to do and that is being a mechanical prussik. I certainly won't go back to a prussik loop when climbing medium to large trees.

Friday, 1 March 2013

DMM Axis Swivel Versus Petzl Axis Swivel

Today I'm going to put the swivels of DMM and Petzl head to head, well basically compare them against each other to help you decide which one you would want if a swivel is next on your shiny kit list.

First the DMM Swivel -

First impressions are it's very shiny and once again DMM produce a beautiful piece of kit. Made of Stainless Steel it has multi directional loading options and individual serial markings.
The minimum breaking strength is 36kN and the working load is 8kN.

The action is very, very smooth due to it's high quality bearings in place. The surfaces are very smooth and round. I like the colour coding that DMM use on there arb products and here they have used a metallic blue and gun metal grey.
Weighing in at only 115grams and with dimensions of 79mm x 50mm x 33mm this is a light piece of equipment to add to your harness and a nice Ultra Oval Crab would go perfectly with it.
The price is around £46 inc vat

Next the Petzl Swivel -

The Petzl swivel has been around longer than the DMM one and isn't as shiny. It arrives in one colour - black - and doesn't seem as smooth as the DMM one but don't get me wrong it is still smooth and will spin you around happily on your harness if that's what you would wan't it to do.Petzl don't mess around when it comes to producing equipment, they design it for it's purpose and this is a perfect example. It has a minimum breaking strength of 23kN and a working load of 5kN.

Weighing in at 94grams and a fraction thinner than the DMM one.
This comes in at around £48 inc vat.

Summary - The two are priced around the same but I think the Large swivel Petzl make comes a bit closer to the DMM small swivel in terms of working load and breaking strength. Both will do the job of harness attachments being it on your lifeline or lanyard perfectly as the working loads of both exceeds any weight you could possibly put on your your rope and harness. The DMM looks newer, shinier, more polished and if thats what turns your eye then thats the one but if you like the tactical look of pure black then its the latter, personally I would choose the DMM swivel for the design and look of it also it does seem to be that touch more smoother on the swivel.