I'm purchasing some of these for my Tower Technicians. I sure wish I could
work one in for me. LOL!
They are sweet.
73 Dave n4zkf
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of GALE STEWARD
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:46 AM
To: towertalk reflector
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Fall Harnesses
I just check this out on the Inet. That is really a well designed harness
for tower work!
73, Stew K3ND
--- On Wed, 8/11/10, D Calder <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: D Calder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Fall Harnesses
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 8:40 AM Correct, they don't. You can
> look at the string in it and see how good it is. Before ending up in
> an office after climbing 15 years on Broadcast and Wireless towers I
> saw a little bit of everything being used. People riding the line,
> using homemade chairs, winch's with friction brakes on a 5HP B&S
> engine. Just about everything.
> The point here is, your LIFE depends on it, gravity works, and why
> take a chance over a few bucks? Buy NEW.
> An new product from DBI-SALA, the Exofit-NEX harness, is now
> available. (I don't work for them)
> The following are some of the complaints with the current XP Type
> . Leg straps continually loosen during climbing activity on the
> current Exofits.
> . Most frequent complaint is its too heavy . Engineered for
> general industry . Limited options for connecting trail-end of
> pelican hook increasing the risk of hip-loading.
> . Sizing problems with regard to waist belt and harness size .
> The XP doesn't rate well with the current options available
> The following are design improvements on the NEX Harness:
> . The new version has tear-away lanyard keepers to prevent hip
> . The Exofit-NEX is the next generation made specifically for tower
> climbing . Increased 3-D mesh lining for better cooling . Built
> in pocket for two-way radio.
> . Stand-up back D-Ring with wear
> . Impact indicators on the back straps, making gear inspections
> easier . Built in reflective tape for better visibility .
> Improved Quick-Connect buckle hardware . Includes trauma straps
> built in to prevent positional asphyxia.
> . The new version claims to be 5 times more abrasion resistant.
> . Most popular of all, it's lighter.
> I attached a pic of their new harness. It looks nice! Although I don't
> climb but my own towers anymore so I'm still using my old one. But I
> want one of these! NEW.
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