The morgan block

flushcut

TreeHouser
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
18,042
Location
Delavan, WI
But a Morgan block won’t lock up or have choppy friction if the chunk isn’t heavy enough. I don’t think the MB is for all that heavy if a chunk to begin with.
 

treesmith

Banned
Joined
Feb 4, 2009
Messages
9,374
Location
Alabama
I lowered a limb today that I figure pushed a thousand pounds. Two full wraps with the 5/8” ArborPlex handled it just fine.
 

BeerGeek

Tree Numbnutz
Joined
Sep 13, 2018
Messages
1,938
Location
Warren, NJ
Scott, I agree natty crotch can be used in many scenarios, but there are those "specialties" that require a little something extra. I'm interested in it because I run into some trees in some tight areas where the control up top is highly advantageous, and a natty crotch scenario really doesn't exist. It's the same with the AFB. I've only pulled it out 3x, used it on only two of those scenarios, but so glad I had it when I needed it. I used the MB 2x, and it worked well in those scenarios, so it fits that mode I'm looking for.
 

friedrich

Treehouser
Joined
Sep 19, 2020
Messages
42
Location
germany
i'm also not sure about the swivel, the sight of dynamic loading of a swivel makes me uncomfortable.

is the swivel important for the functionality of the MB, would'nt the "play" in a sling be enough for proper orientation?
 

flushcut

TreeHouser
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
18,042
Location
Delavan, WI
The swivel is bomb proof. It’s the same swivel they use on their Omni blocks and I have caught 800lb chunks with many times.
 

pigwot

Marlee's, Juniper's, and Lowen’s Grandpa
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
2,364
Location
Delaware, East Coast, USA
Other than playing with it to get familiar with its workings, I've used my MB only a handful of times, but I like the option when in a sketchy tree where I want to control the descent of the piece rather than the groundie.
 
Top