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Notch BackBone Mini

Notch BackBone Mini
Item #: 36681
$44.99
Now in a smaller package, the Notch BackBone Mini is perfect for smaller limbs, smaller trees, and those situations when the full size seems just too much.

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More than just a big, heavy, shiny, steel Christmas tree ornament–looking thing (which, by the way, are all the things you want in a heavy-duty piece of rigging equipment), the BackBones are a vital link in fast-paced, secure rigging scenarios.

Attach the BackBone firmly to the lead end of the rigging line. A splice is the cleanest connection, but a cinching-type knot works as well. The first thing you’ll notice is its tendency to just float where your ground crew puts it. The weight not only makes it tough, but it counterbalances the fall of the rigging line when there is an average amount of rope in the system.

Add numerous combinations of all types of slings. The BackBone can handle it—hollow braid, double braid, webbing, loop, or single eye. The combinations are yours to develop. Balance limbs, attach multiple branches in “bouquet” fashion, and send them to the ground to let your crewmates know how much you care! Almost any rated sling you would want to use will fit securely and function optimally with the BackBone.

Don’t be afraid to loop the rigging line through and choke it off to itself with the BackBone as the lock. This feature allows flawless transition between static and dynamic rigging, all the while maintaining quick turnaround time from ground to you in the tree.

Knots—for all their benefits—take time to tie, dress, and set, then, conversely, to reverse the process on the ground. The BackBone eliminates most of that “untie time” and increases productivity in a secure, no-hassle, sturdy package. No longer will ground crews struggling with knots be a “bone of contention”! In cold weather, heavy gloves can stay in place as you and your crew work.

Think knotless rigging is for you? Can’t wait to get the hottest, shiniest, most innovative rigging tool to hit the market since the Port-a-Wrap? Another successful collaboration between Notch and Scott Prophett, the BackBone is sure to become your go-to device for many rigging scenarios!

Now in a smaller package, the BackBone Mini is perfect for smaller limbs, smaller trees, and those situations when the full size seems just too much. Dead wood over the green house, crown reduction over the pool? No problem. Not only that, but it makes a perfect keychain for the really tough arborist!
Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 1.47 lb.
Final Sale Item No
Brand NOTCH EQUIPMENT
Color Silver
Material Steel
Tensile Strength 37,000 lbs (164.59kN)
Working Load Limit 3700 lbs (16.45kN)
UPC Code 854379006862
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Handy and easy to use. Review by JimBot
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Awesome piece of equipment. Makes the one person job's I do much smoother. (Posted on 4/18/2017)
Awesome product 5 stars Review by Rob D
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It works in lots of different rigging senerios and is easy to use. Excellent for negative rigging. Price is right on. (Posted on 10/18/2016)
Great tool Review by Jason
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Most versatile tool in my bag. Perfect for any rigging situation. (Posted on 10/16/2016)
Finally Arrived! Review by Z6
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Well it's about time, we've been waiting for the small bone for seems like eternity. Can't say enough how simple but clever this product is, really comes in handy in daily use.
(Posted on 10/14/2016)
Awesome Review by Texas
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Awesome awesome love the backbone mini (Posted on 9/9/2016)
Worth every penny Review by Zach
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This product is absolutely amazing. Just a quick hint because I was planning on using it primarily for bringing out for bringing out multiple light limbs at once instead of using a clove hitch I went to tractor supply and bought some 3,000lbs ratchet straps and cut the hook off and made slings out of them with a water knot. I can easily for 7 straps into the lower eye at once. My groundsman thought it was rough when I set 3 limbs per turn, now I can send 7. Also the weight of it on the end of the line helps keep it from running past you and through the block when you are pulling it back up to the climber (Posted on 9/3/2016)
Get one of these TODAY! Review by My Tree Service
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"this thing is a colossal waste of time, but it's cheap enough to try" was my initial thought. Wow, was that a total misconception??!! After fifteen minutes of use, I was lowering limbs quicker than ever before and made the decision to make this a standard tool on every truck. I bought it so my crew didn't have to struggle with knots and so i didn't have to worry about the safety of their knots. While that is a very good reason to use this tool, the increase in productivity was a real surprise. The largest gain was realized with the quick turn-around on the ground and the preparation for the next drop in the tree. The ground crew didn't have to fumble with locating the knot, untying it, and then putting in a stopper to keep the line from running through the pulley. Over the course of dozens of limbs, that is a huge savings of time. While the ground crew is lowering and releasing the load, the guy in the tree can already be putting straps on the next limb(s) to be lowered and planning the drop for when the line comes back up. This also saves a ton of time over waiting for the line and re-tying the knot or rigging every time.
Advice: Buy lots of extra slings and straps of various lengths. Even the thick Tuff Slings work well with this. Use a carabiner and strap to keep the running line next to you while you maneuver ahead of the next cut.
A rope with an eye works best but you can use a bowline on the end of your line the same way. The quality is top knotch and the weight is good for keeping the line in your bucket while you move around. Be cautious to trim away anything that it may snag on when coming back up, but it really doesn't due to the smooth rounded design. I purchased the 'mini-backbone' but it is not very small. I would say it is just the right size for any kind of rigging.
You're gonna love this "Mini"!! (Posted on 8/16/2016)
A good tool to have Review by Zach
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This thing is great. It is much lighter than the original and simple to operate. (Posted on 7/31/2016)
Convenient to have in your Arsenal Review by Stihlarborist86
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Perfect for knot less rigging. Convenient! Convenient! Convenient! (Posted on 7/24/2016)