The DMM triple attachment pulley, a.k.a. The Hitch climber, has been known industry wide as one of the biggest game changes to the tree climbers system.
2020 brings us the evolution and further refinement of the triple attachment pulley to better meet the specific requirements of the climber.
Last year DMM introduced the rigger pulleys, and update to the triple attachment pulley with a focus on its use in rigging applications. DMM has now turned their attention to specific requirements of the hitch tending application for the triple attachment pulley in climbing systems and the results give birth of the DMM Hitch Climber Eccentric. With over a decade of feedback and field use of the original triple attachment pulley and the ability to now focus purely on its climbing applications, DMM with feedback from users have used their technical manufacturing expertise to further refine the hitch climber to maximise performance in the climbing system.
- Weight: 176g
- MBS: 32kN
- WLL: 6kN
- Sheave Diameter: 42mm
- Sheave Tread Diameter: 28mm
- Min Rope Diameter: 7mm
- Max Rope Diameter: 14mm
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 76 x 99 x 44mm
The most noticeable change at first sight is the rope fairlead flare with the smooth wide opening of the Eccentric smoothly guiding the rope into the device even when tending slack off axis. The softer flared edge is also more friendly on the rope creating less wear and tear and increasing overall efficiency.
The biggest changes however are less obvious. With a defined top and bottom, the asymmetric shape of the Eccentric has been tweaked so that the top sits higher and flatter to engage the friction hitch sooner and tend higher on the climbing line during ascent. The three attachment points give all the same options we have come to love on the original and the roller bearings as used in the triple attachment replied give the greatest efficiency to round out the Eccentric.
Regardless of which system you use, stationary or double rope, the new DMM Hitch climber eccentric will not disappoint.