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Tree Rigging Equipment

Leonardi Friction Management (LFM) System is a High-Quality, Performance Rigging equipment for lowering, lifting & pulling made in the USA in our Factory in Weedsport, NY. 

Our LFM tree rigging equipment are for tree care climbers, riggers, and tree surgeons and aid in the trimming and removal of trees where tree rigging may be required. If tree lifting, lowering or rigging devices are used in or would help improve your operations, please look at the complete LFM Hitch-Wrap system as a cost-effective way to meet all your tree rigging needs.

Using our LFM Bollard to lower limbs or trunk wood extends the life of your rigging ropes, protects the tree, and allows for safer, more efficient removal of wood.

The LFM Bollard Hitch-Wrap Rigging System is the ultimate lifting/lowering devices; versatile and reduces setup time for complex rigging situations.

Leonardi Friction Management (LFM System)

  • Control the Loads – A single person controls heavy loads allowing the lowering of branches and logs at any height
  • Save your Ropes – Large bollard, fewer wraps, friction wrapped rope, no knots or loops required and no reduction of rope strength
  • Efficient setup – Use your trucks receiver or bucket truck hitch or tree to attach the LFM Bollard quickly and easily
  • LFM Pintle Mount – Enables Pintle hitch use with the Hitch-Wrap (sold separately and also in a cost saving bundle)
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LFM Tree Mount Kit

  • Utilize your Hitch-Wrap – Secure your Hitch-Wrap to a tree where a truck may not be located and control heavy loads and lower branches and logs at any height
  • Ratcheting Winch – Secure your Tree Mount with a standard 7/8 winch bar (can be purchased separately) for safe operation
  • Heavy-Duty Nylon Strap – A 15 foot heavy-duty nylon strap is included which can accommodate securing to trees up to 4 foot in diameter
  • Lift Anchor Ring – A large ring for attaching a lifting device (rope jack, come-along, etc., not included) to the for lifting


LFM Rigging Block

  • Removable Pin – Enables using endless loop slings easily and re-positioning in tree
  • Large Diameter Drum – Three inch diameter drum saves ropes and reduces rope wear
  • Heavy-Duty Construction – Able to handle the largest loads safely and securely
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