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I was wondering if it's possible to get some synthetic tree savers made. I was planning on using my normal tree savers but the thing takes up as much room as the 100' extension line I got from you guys. Lighter and smaller is better. What I'm looking for is a six foot line with an eyelet at each end and an abrasion sleeve that runs nearly the whole length of the line or all the way to the eyelets? Can this be done?
 

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I've seen a few different things with a google search. I was hoping to deal with one of our vendors though. Hopefully it will be a bit cheaper than what I've seen.
 

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know anyone in the lifting biz? like crane or picker companies....they have fabric slings in all lengths that they cannot use after so many lifts, makes great treesavers and tow straps.
 

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know anyone in the lifting biz? like crane or picker companies....they have fabric slings in all lengths that they cannot use after so many lifts, makes great treesavers and tow straps.
I've already got more than a few of those straps. I want small and light. I'm betting at 6-10' that I could coil it up and stuff it in my back pocket. I have a big heavy gear bag for larger vehicle recovery but I'm after a much smaller, lighter bag.
 

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If you can put 6-10 feet of tree saver in your pocket its not going to do its job very well saving the tree. The width is to spread the load so it dosent rip through the bark. Maybe I dont understand what your wanting. Ill butt out.
 

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If you can put 6-10 feet of tree saver in your pocket its not going to do its job very well saving the tree. The width is to spread the load so it dosent rip through the bark. Maybe I dont understand what your wanting. Ill butt out.
I see what your getting at. I agree for bigger recoveries. I just don't think the width is needed for the commander. Even though they call then tree savers I see them as a rigging point. If I'm out in the middle of the woods and stuck I could give a damn if I scar up a tree a little. My only worry would be if it cuts in bad enough to stick in the tree. I think a couple wraps would solve that problem. Our trees are not very big up here. I am sorry if it looks like I was looking for help from the forum. I posted in the custom splice forum to pose the question to them.
 

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THOSE B1TCHEZ are outside their minds. Are they seriously crying because a tree (they diddnt plant) got stolen from the forrest (thats not their property)? LOL

I have heard rumors of offroad parks escorting rock crawlers off the premises after being caught with winch line wraped around a tree not using a saver...

I got ya CRT you dont need out openions. I will let the vendor tell you thats a goofy idea J/k

Tree saver in u pocket :wacko:
 

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THOSE B1TCHEZ are outside their minds. Are they seriously crying because a tree (they diddnt plant) got stolen from the forrest (thats not their property)? LOL

I have heard rumors of offroad parks escorting rock crawlers off the premises after being caught with winch line wraped around a tree not using a saver...

I got ya CRT you dont need out openions. I will let the vendor tell you thats a goofy idea J/k

Tree saver in u pocket :wacko:
Haha. I don't plan on putting it in my pocket. Just making the size comparison. I'm still blown away with how light and how much smaller the synthetic line stores. My only worry is the line embedding in the tree. If custom splice thinks its a bad idea I guess I'll be stubborn and buy one of the more expensive ones to try. A man never has enough recovery gear.
 

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for sure... Gotta have something to hook the snatch block to. I have actually been getting away with a spare length of 1/4 with eyes in each end and I keep the old black included slider on it. I think if some 3/8 or 1/2 synthetic line that had the little black slider thing on it would probably be perfect and still be a little overkill that we all like.
 

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I have gone to a 3"X8' LIFTING STRAP because the 1" strap was cutting into the trees, when I tried to get my Commander out of a snow bank. I didn't think the 1" would cut the tree but it did.
 

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Have you been wrapping that line around a tree? If so did it cut into the tree?
Yes I have wrapped my spare line around a tree or two for snatch blocking but there was a sleve on it. No cuts to the tree, but I can see where thicker would be better. I blew the old synthetic line with a snatch block and it diddnt harm the 8 inch tree. I know thats not good on them but I just thought I was in a pinch. That busted winch line put me in a real pinch. Now I have amsteel blue!
 

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Sorry for the delay, what I reccomendation is the 6 foot chafe guards from
Warn or Pro Comp.

Amsteel would have to be too bulky to work as an effective tree saver.

Another option is 1 inch thick climbing grade webbing, very soft and pliable.
I do not reccomend AmSteel as a tree saver, it just would be too bulky.
 
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