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Buckingham ArborMaster Friction Savers Steel Rings 48in

Buckingham ArborMaster Friction Savers Steel Rings 48in
Item #: SRFS-48

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If preservation work “done right” and maintaining climbing lines is important to your company, then a Friction Saver should be readily available in your Rope Boss™ Line Luggage.

By utilizing a Friction Saver between your rope and the tree, you nearly eliminate burning friction to your lifeline and certainly reduce the introduction of grit and sand that is present in and on all tree bark.

Only Buckingham produces “load rated” Friction Savers with hardened rings, fat enough to significantly limit rope’s bend radius. Buckingham’s anodized aluminum rings are lightweight and dissipate heat better than the steel rings, but don’t withstand abrasive friction quite as long. Some climbers are also more secure with the fact that steel rings can put up with abuse, intentional or not, better than aluminum. Buckingham’s machine-stitched friction savers have a multilayered, stiff-bodied design that insures quick installations and easy removals. The big end is color coded RED and small end green for easy identification during ground removals and installation.

By using throwline, a Buckingham Friction Saver can be both installed, and removed from the ground in just minutes. Detailed instructions provided with each Friction Saver. 5,000 lb. load rating. Available in 24", 36", 48" and 72".
Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 1.35 lb.
Final Sale Item No
Brand Buckingham
Color Yellow
More PDF Info
Meets ANSI Standards Yes
Tensile Strength 5,000 lbs ( 22.2 kN )
Working Load Limit 500 lbs ( 2.2 kN )
MPN 57-48S

Customer Reviews

Good product Review by J
Good length wouldn't go any shorter. Good durability with the steel rings. Just used it on a pine takedown and it kept my climbline clean from the sap (Posted on 1/23/2017)
I highly recommend using a friction saver. It truly changes your climbing experience. Review by David
I've spent a couple years now considering whether or not a friction saver was something I wanted to give a try. I recently purchased one and I'm glad I did. The difference is remarkable and gives a very different climbing experience. It does require a little more effort and time to deploy but once you've done it a few times it quickly becomes second nature. The only regret I have is not picking one up sooner

Thank you very much!

SHERRILLtree Response: Thank you for your review, David! Your T-shirt was sent on 10/5/2016. Thanks again! (Posted on 10/4/2016)
If it breaks, I'll never be able to tell you about it. Review by Woody
Used it twice, already starting to pill from rubbing. Hope it lasts long. (Posted on 6/22/2016)