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Ergonomically constructed personal tool tethers are the key to maximizing worker productivity, convenience, safety and compliance. For heavy tools up to 11,3 Kg (25 pounds), Gear Keeper’s ergonomic anchored tool tether series is unique because it has been designed with a low-force polyurethane elastic core that has a 1:3 stretch factor (i.e. 90 cm (3’) relaxed – 270 cm (9’) extended. As a result, the new Gear Keeper polyurethane elastic core tethers have the shortest retracted length combined with the longest extension length offering significantly more stretch and retraction than competitive bungee-type core tethers.
The ability of Gear Keeper’s polyurethane elastic to retract to one-third of its extended length is a compelling safety advantage. The reduced length helps to avoid entanglement issues when climbing or working in close quarters. Additionally, to protect against dangerous ‘drop shock’, the new Gear Keeper heavy-tool tethers are load tested with a built-in safety margin beyond the breaking point.
Both of Gear Keeper’s new TL1-4021 and the TL1-4025 anchored tethers, with their polyurethane elastic cores, employ a very low stretch force. This minimizes arm fatigue at full extension, while still providing the proper degree of comfortable recoil. Employees will find their work more convenient and will appreciate the significant reduction in arm-stress. The ultimate result will be higher employee compliance with your tethering program.
The model TL1-4021 (€ 46,99) specifications include 2,54 cm (1”) tether webbing and two stainless steel carabiners load rated above 500 kgs (1100 + lbs.) with gates that do not hang up from a side load. It has a retracted length of 104 cm (41”) and extended length of 300 cm (118”).
The model TL-4025 (€ 42,99) specifications also includes a 2,54 cm (1”) tether webbing but has one stainless steel carabiner and a fixed web tool attachment loop. It has a retracted length of 127 cm (50”) and and extended length of 300 cm (118”). Both models are of an adequate length to attach to buckets.
For more information about the new Gear Keeper Tethers — or any of the companyʼs other innovative tethering products, the full line of Gear Keeper’s tool and instrument tethers, lanyards and accessories call
Avera-Distributing The Netherlands +31 76 596 3820.
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