The kits are quite bulky, they arrive in a large box and weigh 18-35 Kgs.
when you place your order we will contact you with a shipping quote.
To put the Zip Line up , you will need about 5 meters of extra wire rope + a further 10% of the span between your start and finish point. . Lets say your trees are 20 meters apart, then you should buy a kit with at least 27 meters of wire. if it is too long you can simply trim the end with a grinder.
Yes absolutely. The suggested maximum user weight is 120Kgs.
(this will depend mainly on hoy strong your poles / trees are, and how much sag is in the wire rope)
The Fox in a Box kit is “designed to wear in not wear out”.
All of the components can be left outside and should serve you very well.
Wherever possible things are galvanised, and all of the rope used is UV stabilised.
10mm Galvanised Wire Rope is supplied as standard with the CORE kit, it is much heavier duty than most of the Zip Line kits available. This wire is produced according to an Australian Standard and must meet a minimum breaking strength of 70kN (about 7 tons)
This is covered to some depth in the design guide. The gradient should be about 4-5% of the span between the trees.
So lets say your Zip-Line is 100 meters long, you would want the wire to be attached to the start tree 4 or 5 meters higher than in the finish tree.
There are a few things to consider;
how well is the tree rooted into the soil?
how healthy / vigorous is the tree?
how long is the zip-line and how much load is it exerting onto the trees? (the longer and tighter the wire the more load is put on the trees)
will the zip-line used with harnesses?
what would be the consequences of the tree falling over?
If you have doubts about your trees a local arborist will be able to assist you.
Depends how well guyed / braced the pole is, and what type of soil you have.
Generally we embed the pole 1 meter + 10% of it length.
so if you have a 5 meter pole, it would go in 1.5 meters
and a 7 meter pole would go in 1.7 meters
Your trees will really love you for getting “TREE HUGGERS”. Some of the mightiest Eucalyptus trees have bark that is very easy to damage.
The CORE kit is supplied with a simplified winch system and instructions. the simplified winch system is great for shorter zip-lines, but as the wire get heavier you will really appreciate a Heavy Winch Kit.
For Zip Lines less than 20 meters: You probably wont need a winch, but just incase a simplified winch is included.
For Zip Lines up to 45 Meters: The simplified winch will be perfect. (Can handle 60 Meters if you are feeling strong)
For Zip Lines up to 300 Meters: The Heavy Winch will be perfect.
Not if your overall fall is 4-5% of the length of the zip line or less.
Coming to a stop naturally under the power of gravity is always best, but if you have a steep hill, or if you are launching from a cubby to the ground, chances are you will need a “BRAKE KIT”, It absorbs the energy of the Zip Line rider and brings them to a gentle stop.