CHAINSAW bars, climbing ropes and harnesses are among the items being auctioned off from the stock of a wound-up retailer.

An online sale is taking place this week and features unsold products from FR Jones & Sons, which went into administration last month.

Run by John Pye Auctions, saws, pole prunners and chainsaw boots are also available to buy. 

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Bidding ends at 2pm on Wednesday. All items can be viewed here.

Established over 40 years ago, FR Jones was a trusted supplier to the trade, offering everything from ropes to chainsaws to chippers, with brands including Stihl, Husqvarna, DMM and Arbortec.

Founded by the late Fred Jones, it remained a family enterprise under the control of his son Bob and Justin, with a brick-and-mortar outlet as well as an online store.

As we have previously reported, Arvindar Singh and Ben Jones of FRP Advisory Trading were appointed as administrators of FR Jones in on June 26, with the company ceasing to trade immediately.

In a statement last week, Justin issued an apology to customers and said he "was not expecting this to happen".

He said: "I can only apologise to all customers, suppliers, staff family and friends. I was not expecting this to happen.

Forestry Journal: FR Jones was a well-known supplier in the industry FR Jones was a well-known supplier in the industry (Image: Stock)

"It has been tough, but was assured from the company that have owned us since 2017 that they would support.

"The administration sold our IP and database to Honey Brothers and I've been working with them to hand everything over.

"I want to thank everyone for the support over the years and apologise to all those that have been let down."