Tree Lowering Devices

Portawrap IV Large Stainless Steel for Lines up to 3/4"

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The Portawrap is a lightweight and compact rope friction device designed for lowering heavy wood in a controlled manner. Designed by arborists Scott Prophett and Norm Hall in the early 90s and first introduced and manufactured exclusively by SherrillTree, the Portawrap has been proven a highly dependable and effective tool in sparing properties the damage inflicted by free-falling tree parts.

In the past, a ground worker’s main option for rope-controlling heavy wood was to wrap the line’s running end around a nearby tree (shown left), often candy-striping the “wrap tree” from bark-scorching surface friction. But now, in the time it once took to coil up a lowering line and walk it around the next candy cane-to-be, the modern arborist can have a Portawrap locked and loaded for multiple lowering tasks. Quickly wrapped and unwrapped between loads, the Portawrap turns a once precarious tango among fallen brush and tree parts into a smooth-flowing waltz in a small, easily maintained space. And unlike the ever-changing tree trunk surface, the Portawrap presents predictable and unchanging friction to ropes, allowing the groundsman to concentrate strictly on the dynamics of the activity above.

The Portawrap has significant corrosion resistance and tree protection. Our rust-PROOF stainless-steel Portawrap will stand up to the worst heat, salt and humidity that a coastal company can throw at it. Also included is a Scott Prophett special feature—a tree-protecting cap that bumpers the targeted tree from gouging whenever the Portawrap gets slapped with a nasty load. Large Stainless Steel Portawrap is for lines up to 3/4", weighs 7 1/4 lbs

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SherrillTree Portawrap wins

SherrillTree Portawrap - 152,800-lb Amsteel - 0
Dear SherrillTree,It is our pleasure to report that during a normal day of log clearing exercise in the hills of WV for new transmission towers, your stainless steel Portawrap survived a brutal schedule while being attached to our John Deere 650 dozer, surviving the failure of at least one 52,800-lb tensile Amsteel rope. The Portawrap took a lickin' but keeps on tickin'.

Justin H - your latest fan!

WV

9/14/2011

extends the life of my rigging lines

although I haven't conducted a scientific study, there's no question we get at least 4 times the life out of rigging lines when utilizing a portawrap and block

Jesus Martinez

Texas

9/14/2011

THE SHIT

THIS MAKES LIFE ALOT EAZER

JOHN

NC

9/15/2011

Amazing

An amazing tree device. A must have product for anyone serious about efficiency and safety. Eliminates the need for two people on the end of a rope and prevents rope burns from overloading what the groundsmen can handle. I would not do tree work without it. It will make a believer out of you on the first cut. By far the most amazing product of its kind.

Rick Hester

Blairs Va.

11/28/2012

Potra wrap

I brought my personal porta wrap in to work with me and introuced it to line work we used it for letting down strings of insulators from transmission line poles that weighed in excess of 500 lbs. When the rest of the lineman saw what we were using they wanted one for there truck. We will be ordering some more and training them how to use the wrap.

Mike Hatcher

Tall. Fla.

12/26/2012

Could be better

If you lower limbs you should own a lowering device. The portawrap (or any lowering device) enables a single person to lower massive weight easily without damage to the rope. If the Portawrap had an upper anchor point, like the Stein version, I'd have given it 5 stars. Regardless, it's a cheap way to make rigging safer.

Gerasimek Tree

Transfer, Pa

12/16/2013

love it

loved this product and I sincerely regret spending a year wrapping rope around limbs and trunks when I could've just been using the fast and durable port-a-wrap. great product!

josh thomas tree service

huntsville, alabama

1/3/2014

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