What is Cobra cable made of?
cobra 8t. Consists of one 28 mm braided polypropylene hollow rope and various components. As an installed system it has a minimum breaking load of 8 t and can be used as dynamic tree cabling for branches between 60 and 80 cm in diameter or as static tree cabling for branches between 40 and 60 cm in diameter.
When would it be appropriate to install a Cobra system?
STATIC BREAKING/CABLING If damage is already present (i.e., formation of cracks), we recommend installing a cobra tree cabling system (cobra plus 4 t or cobra 8 t) without a shock absorber or using the low- expansion cobra ultrastatic system, specifically developed for this purpose, as a static breaking/ cabling system …
What is tree cabling?
Tree cabling and bracing is a proactive and preventative technique to support a tree with poor or weak structure. It is commonly used to reduce stress damage on your tree from high winds, weight of ice or snow, and heavy foliage.
Does cabling hurt trees?
It isn’t something that just any homeowner should try on their own, as it can damage the tree more than it may already be, killing it. There are experts in tree cabling how to and have perfected tree cabling and bracing techniques that will save that favorite or special tree.
Do snow cables work as well as chains?
Snow cables are lighter weight and easier to install. They’re also less likely to damage your vehicle if one of the cables breaks. They don’t have the same speed limitations, but they aren’t as durable as snow chains. If you only need them occasionally, then they’re a great choice.
How fast can I drive with cable chains?
20 to 30 mph
Recommended maximum speeds in the owners’ manual of the chains – generally 30 to 50 km/h (20 to 30 mph) – maximum. Driving on dry roads with chains for extended periods of time. Driving on dry roads with chains can cause a vehicle to slide when braking. Driving on dry roads with chains will rapidly wear the chains.
How long do snow cables last?
With infrequent use and care they can last several years. They are not the best option for more frequent use or areas that get a lot of snow and ice. A lot of factors will affect the life of any chains including road conditions and vehicle weight so an exact life span is not calculable.