A natural posture...

Hurse Irons Tree Climbing Arborist EquipmentOne of the first and probably most dramatic differences a veteran climber will notice between the new Hurse Irons Climbing System and traditional systems, is that of posture.

A common issue with the traditional large ‘single gaff’ system
is the occurrence of ‘cut out’ or ‘tear away’ where timber shards can be ejected from the trunk risking operator disengagement. This can often be caused by the design, shape and comparatively slight angles the gaffs are set at and the sometimes aggressive force required to engage them.

To reduce this risk, operators are taught to adhere to strict rules of engagement which dictate that the climber’s legs and gaffs are positioned at a greater angle from the trunk or pole.

This ‘Butt Out’ climbing technique has till now, been the only way to minimise 'cut out' or 'tear away', even though it centres the operator's body weight at a good distance out from the trunk or pole, taking the climber, his tools and chainsaw etc. further away from the area of operation.

A better way...

This new tree climbing equipment teaches a more natural and upright homosapien type posture during climbing, whilst presenting the gaffs at a similar entry level to traditional irons, yet without the need to stick the butt out at such an acute angle.

In this advanced natural posture, operators can engage the irons through a greater range of circumstances and at a greater circumference around the trunk - thus bringing the operator's body in a more practical, closer and safer relationship with the trunk.

Old posture - tree climbing arborist gear

Old posture

The traditional climbing Irons typical 'leg to pole' relationship on a vertical pole is approx 45 degrees. The old system’s postural relationship is essential as it maximises safe gaff gripping potentials. Unfortunately it also moves the operator and his tools including chainsaw, further away from the trunk or pole.

New posture - tree climbing arborist equipment

New posture

The Hurse Irons typical 'leg to pole' relationship on a vertical pole is approx 27 degrees. The new system’s postural relationship brings operators in closer and it provides a far more practical work relationship with the trunk. This substantially increases operator safety & confidence