Our friends over at Nugreen Arborist Supplies are using their break testing machine to gather knowledge and data about many different arborist tools e.g. ropes, rope splices, different rope & hitch configurations, hardware and more. As well as using the data for their own knowledge, Nugreen are sharing the data with anyone that's interested by publishing these videos.
Knowledge is power as they say.
ZigZag with Chicane pull test
Petzl ZigZag with Chicane being pulled on Yale Bluemoon 11.7mm rope.
Rope Runner pull test
Pulling a RopeRunner on the break test bed to see what the numbers are when it slips.
Yale XTC Fire 13mm, 16 Strand Yale Bluemoon 11.7mm, 24 Strand Yale Scandere 11.7mm 48 Strand
drenaLine hand splice snap test
Break testing hand spliced Teufelberger drenaLINE *INCLUDING* Breaking Teufelbergers Slaice splice.
Side loaded Petzl ZigZag
Heavily used Petzl ZigZag pulled around a metal anchor to loosely simulate sideloading a branch.
9537 lb to pull the swivel out and suffer no cracks to the links.
That is impressive!!
Yale Scandere hand splice break test
The first break test on a hand spliced Yale scandere rope
Metal splice testing on Teufelberger Xstatic with DMM bat plate
Testing to see the numbers when this dmm xs bat plate is being used as a temporary splice.
Side loading a DMM carabiner
This carabiner has already suffered damage, the test was blasting for fun, not science.
Peak load 1117 lb.
Beeline 10mm soft shackle
Darkarts splicing Soft shackle made from 10mm Yale Beeline at NuGreen.
The knot broke at 7117 lbs