ACCESS equipment manufacturer Petzl has launched a new friction saver, designed to allow a work rope to be set up without causing damage to the tree.

With four adjustment positions to adapt to different branch diameters, the Naja comes supplied with a 1.5 m high-visibility yellow strap, and work can be carried out on larger trees by replacing or linking the strap to another 1.5 or 2.5 m strap. Weighing just 400 g, the product has a breaking strength of 25 kN. 

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A press release added: “Rope ascents and movement in the tree are optimised with the high-efficiency pulley, which facilitates rope glide at the anchor. The included retrieval ball makes the system easily retrievable from the ground.” 

Elsewhere, Petzl’s 2023 lineup for arborists includes a range of toolbags – from 1.5 to six litres – and an extendable drop-prevention tether (Tooleash) for tools weighing up to 5 kg. 

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Meanwhile, several ultra-compact and versatile ARIA headlamps are noted as the “most exciting addition” to Petzl’s offering. The Aria 2R and 1R are available in a standard battery or rechargeable battery version. 

The press release stated: “Accessing the inaccessible is a routine requirement for most professionals who use our products. And it’s an honour for Petzl to contribute to their work. 

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“For the last 50 years, we’ve put our know-how and expertise to work to continue this mission. Rooted in our experience, we design and manufacture specialised products that provide our customers with the best performance and highest level of safety, so that every move they make during their workday is easier and more efficient — bringing the inaccessible within reach.” 

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