Speedlines are a great tool for removing debris from the tree quickly, safely, and directly to your chipper. Watch this quick video for a speedy start to using a speedline!
Hi, I'm Nick Bonner from TreeStuff.com. And we're looking at the Notch Speedline set today. Speed lining, as I'm sure you know, is a really quick and easy way to move material from up in the tree laterally to a different point on the job site while lowering it quickly. Speed lining can or cannot include a system where you're lowering and controlled. Today we're just going to show a free speed line because we have no obstacles on the way down to where we want to get the debris. We're only going to move it 30 or 40 feet today but you get the idea you get a little bit higher different situation. You can certainly do a lot of things.
So our speed line things come as simple, one inch tubular webbing. These are rated at 5,400 pounds, the loop runners. We've chosen to girth hitch these on so that as you isolate wear to a specific part of it. You can simply loosen that girth hitch, rotate the sling around and move that wear point or choke point to another place. This is a double locking. It's not a triple locking like you'll see on my lanyard here. It's a double locking snap That's gonna prevent any reasonable type of situation where it might open. So speed lining is pretty simply accomplished. By taking your limb here, you have a line that's anchored either down at a friction brake or in some other way within the tree, and then goes down over here to our ground anchor. So what I'll do is reach I'll make sure that this has the right amount of tension. And I'm going to go ahead and clip it on here. And then let my groundie know, to maybe help me take up the tension if that's what our rigging plan incurs or entails or in this case, I think we're all set I tension to the rope, so I feel pretty good about it. I'm tied in two times here. So I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to cut really, really fast and look I'm already two thirds of the way through the limb here. And voila. We effectively move to that limb down to closer to the chipper, theoretically, they make our clean cut there.
Thats arborist speedline in a nutshell, the Notch kit comes with either six or 12 speed line slings. You also get this handy bale with it which is pretty nice. So you can clip the carabiner in here and then you can store all the different speed lines things on here. They can be tied up for you in batches and sent up the line so definitely check that kit out you can buy it and anything we sell for 5% off with the discount code arborists at TreeStuff.com. Thanks for watching and please be safe.