Column shoes / pole climbing irons “SIRPPI”
When storms cause damage to the power grid and the fault is found, for example, in an electric pole that is out of reach of the cranes, pole shoes are the only way to get to the pole. Electrical professionals rely on the sickle shoe poles we make, which are made of heat-treated boron steel. Heat-treated – hardened – boron steel withstands wear very well, so even hard use does not easily cause problems with the straps of the shoes. Of course, storm damage is also suffered elsewhere than in Finland. Our pole climbing shoes are also being used in Europe.
Today, the wood industry relies heavily on the efficiencies brought by technological aids. Sometimes, however, you are forced to work in places that are not accessible to the forest machine or where there is a high risk that a falling tree will damage its environment. Such places are, for example, densely populated areas. In such situations, those whose profession is the felling of trees have to climb a tree and cut it piece by piece. These professionals will then resort to our light-weight and functional column shoes. In addition to the forest and electricity sector, our pole climbing shoes have been used to build basic infrastructure. Our column shoes have been exported to many African countries like (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya) and Sri Lanka.
COLUMN CLIMBING SHOES MUST BE PROVIDED FOR PERIODIC INSPECTION ONCE PER CALENDAR YEAR BY EITHER US OR AN AUTHORIZED INSPECTOR.
Column shoes “Sickle-Style”
Our sickle-style column shoes are durable and reliable to wear. The material of the column shoes is heat-treated, i.e. hardened boron steel. Each pair of shoes is handmade, inspected and marked with a unique identification number.
Our Column shoes are sold in different sizes:
· 14 ″ (175-350mm)
· 12 ″ (150-300mm)
· 10 ″ (125-250mm)
· 9 ″ (125-230mm)
The customer always receives an inspection certificate and instructions for use with the shoes; it is a good idea to always carry with the shoes.