The Ins n Outs of Harkie Karabiners

The Ins n Outs of Harkie Karabiners

Harkie Global offer a growing range of climbing karabiners to suit the requirement of the arborist. This blog elaborates on types and features of our karabiners.

Harkie karabiners are serial numbered and conform to relevant quality standards.

In order to conform to the relevant quality standards, climbing karabiners must have a high ‘Minimum Breaking Strain’ (MBS). The MBS is measured in kiloNewtons (kN). A kilonewton is equal to about 225lbs, and is a force of gravity rating, not static weight, or mass. Karabiners are measured in terms of the rating of force they can withstand.

That rating doesn’t take into account wear and tear or shock loading, so be aware that this will decrease with age and use, and always replace any karabiners with excessive wear or that have sustained a significant shock load. Harkie karabiners are known for their durability and are made from premium grade aluminium. They also have an extra smooth gate with a very positive closing action. All Harkie climbing karabiners have a secure 3-way locking gate, to help prevent accidental opening whilst in use.

The excellent and consistent manufacturing quality has resulted in Harkie karabiners enjoying a long-term track record of outlasting other well-known brands, due to the reliability of the gate movement.

Harkie karabiners are available in a variety of vibrant colours – many arborists prefer brightly coloured, highly visible gates, and having a variety of colours allow easy identification for organizational purposes, such as use of a specific colour for a particular item of equipment.   

HARKIE CLIMBING KARABINERS

Climbing karabiners are made from aluminium. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, depending on specific climbing applications.

Arborist karabiners can largely be categorized into two types: Oval or HMS/Classic. The Oval design is now the most popular for many climbers due to its symmetrical shape, allowing the karabiner to pass freely through small device eyes. HMS or ‘pear’ shaped karabiners are more of a traditionally recognized ‘karabiner shape’ and are still widely used by many climbers for particular purposes.

HARKIE OVAL KARABINER

The soft, even curves of the oval shaped karabiner allow it to flow freely through a small space without getting jammed. The symmetrical shape also helps ensure correct loading on the vertical axis.

The Harkie Oval Alloy Karabiner has a gate with good grip for easy opening even when wearing gloves, as well as offering easy one-handed use. It is available in a range of four vibrant colours: black body and orange gate, black body and purple gate, black body and blue gate and black body and green gate. The Harkie range of karabiners are known for their durability and high quality.

HARKIE HMS KARABINER

The classic wide pear shape design of this karabiner makes it suitable for use with all anchoring and belaying systems.

The Harkie HMS Alloy Karabiner features a tactile gate with good grip for easy opening even when wearing gloves and ensures easy one-handed use. It is available in a range of four vibrant colours for clearly defined identification: black body and orange gate, black body and purple gate, black body and blue gate and black body and green gate.

Please bear in mind that information is based on styles and specifications available at time of writing, and these can change over time. You can check our website for current information and specifications at any time, or contact our office for more information. 

 

 


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