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FT-X™ Personal Leading Edge

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The 8’ FT-XTM EdgeCoreTM is a superlight and comfortable premium Class 2 Leading Edge SRL for fully-loaded workers weighing up to 420 lb.

The twin unit includes field-replaceable retractables for zero downtime and extended service life.

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LIGHTWEIGHT

COMFORTABLE

LEADING EDGE

Still complaining about your harness?
We hear you.

Do these harness complaints seem a bit too familiar?

  • My leg straps leave me chafed and uncomfortable
  • The shoulder pads are rubbing my neck raw
  • I can’t position my tool bags in the right spot
  • I'm tired of adjusting the D-ring to keep it from sliding down
  • My shoulder straps wear out way too fast
  • The waist belt can't handle the weight of my tools
  • My harness makes my back hot and sweaty
  • Attaching my tools is a hassle

Everything you need in a harness, minus the discomfort

Do these personal leading-edge SRL complaints ring a bell?

My SRL is bulky and tugging on my back.

Nuisance lockups are affecting my productivity

Why can't I replace only the retractable instead of the whole twin unit?

I hate how devices dig into my back!

Getting the SRL on and off takes too long.

!@#$... When I bend down the retractables keep hitting my head and knocking my hard hat off.

These devices are so big and clunky.

You deserve a complaint-proof SRL  

Do these personal leading-edge SRL complaints ring a bell?

  • My SRL is bulky and tugging on my back
  • Nuisance lockups are affecting my productivity
  • Why can't I replace only the retractable instead of the whole twin unit?
  • I hate how devices dig into my back!
  • Getting the SRL on and off takes too long.
  • !@#$... When I bend down the retractables keep hitting my head and knocking my hard hat off.
  • These devices are so big and clunky.

You deserve a complaint-proof SRL 

FT-XTM EdgeCoreTM Class 2 Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifelines

The 8' FT-X™ EdgeCore™ Class 2 Leading Edge SRL-P is available with single or twin retractables with popular hooks in both steel and aluminum.  Replacement retractables are also available separately.

TWIN

SINGLE

HOOK OPTIONS

Steel Mini Rebar Hook

Twin: 84108TP0

Single: 84108SP0

Steel Rebar hook

Twin: 84108TP3

Single: 84108SP3

Aluminum Rebar Hook

Twin: 84108TP5

Single: 84108SP5

Steel Snap hook

Twin: 84108TP1

Single: 84108SP1

Aluminum Captive-eye Carabiner

Twin: 84108TP6

Single: 84108SP6

TWIN

SINGLE

HOOK OPTIONS

Steel Mini Rebar Hook

Twin: 84108TP0

Single: 84108SP0

Steel Snap hook

Twin: 84108TP1

Single: 84108SP1

Steel Rebar hook

Twin: 84108TP3

Single: 84108SP3

Aluminum Rebar Hook

Twin: 84108TP5

Single: 84108SP5

Aluminum Carabiner

Twin: 84108TP6

Single: 84108SP6

ERGOMONIC COMFORT

The 8’ FT-X™ EdgeCore™ provides a new level of comfort achieved by streamlining its profile. The FT-X™ rests high and tight inside our back’s ergonomic comfort zone, making comfortable all day worker movement a reality. No more aching backs accomplished. 

EDGECORETM SYNTHETIC LIFELINE

FallTech® invented EdgeCore™ synthetic lifeline. It delivers leading edge lifeline protection toughness at the same time reducing weight by 40% compared to steel cable leading-edge SRL-P's while complying with ANSI Z359.14-2021 Class 2 leading-edge standard. With this significant weight savings, no more sore shoulders or lower back at the end of a workday. The EdgeCore™ breaking strength is more than three times that of conventional 3/16” galvanized wire rope used in most personal self-retracting devices.

SPEEDLINKTM

AN INDUSTRY FIRST

SpeedLink™ permits field replacement of twin 8’ FT-X™ EdgeCore™ retractables if one or both units fail inspection before use. No longer must costly leading-edge SRL-Ps be removed from service and new ones purchased when just a retractable does not pass inspection. With SpeedLink™, you only replace the damaged retractable, saving valuable time, labor, and expense. As a result, the FT-X™ offers the lowest overall cost of ownership of any Class 2 Leading Edge SRL-P.

  1. Insert Spanner Tool into SRL Speedlink component buttons.
  1. Hold Spanner Tool in place to allow the red component button pins to be fully exposed.
  1. Slide the locking pin out to discard the damaged SRL.

ERGOMONIC COMFORT

The 8’ FT-X™ EdgeCore™ provides a new level of comfort achieved by streamlining its profile. The FT-X™ rests high and tight inside our back’s ergonomic comfort zone, making comfortable all day worker movement a reality. No more aching backs accomplished. 

EDGECORE SYNTHETIC LIFELINE

FallTech® invented EdgeCore™ synthetic lifeline. It delivers leading edge lifeline protection toughness at the same time reducing weight by 40% compared to steel cable leading-edge SRL-P's while complying with ANSI Z359.14-2021 Class 2 leading-edge standard. With this significant weight savings, no more sore shoulders or lower back at the end of a workday. The EdgeCore™ breaking strength is more than three times that of conventional 3/16” galvanized wire rope used in most personal self-retracting devices.

SPEEDLINKTM – AN INDUSTRY FIRST

SpeedLink™ permits field replacement of twin 8’ FT-X™ EdgeCore™ retractables if one or both units fail inspection before use. No longer must costly leading-edge SRL-Ps be removed from service and new ones purchased when just a retractable does not pass inspection. With SpeedLink™, you only replace the damaged retractable, saving valuable time, labor, and expense. As a result, the FT-X™ offers the lowest overall cost of ownership of any Class 2 Leading Edge SRL-P.

  1. Insert Spanner Tool into SRL SpeedlinkTM component buttons.
  1. Hold Spanner Tool in place to allow the red component button pins to be fully exposed.
  1. Slide the locking pin out to discard the damaged SRL.

The 8' FT-XTM EdgeCoreTM Story

As admitted fall protection safety fanatics, we are constantly searching for better ways our equipment can protect people when working at height. Our objective is to meet or exceed the latest ANSI standards while providing maximum comfort and operational efficiency.  

We set out to discover a better way for a personal leading-edge SRL to be comfortable to wear and meet ANSI Z359.14-2021 Class 2 leading-edge standard, which goes into effect February 2023. We created an ergonomic design that streamlined the portion of the SRL’s profile that rests on our user's back. This design minimizes the distance between the harness back D-ring attachment point and the retractables axis point. This design enables the SRL to sit higher on the user's back providing for a natural working position.  This helps to relieve the back from stress and pain. We also invented EdgeCoreTM, which provides line constituent edge protection strength and toughness while reducing the weight by 40% compared to steel cable. Because the FT-XTM has a low profile, high and tight position, and EdgeCoreTM, you just might forget you are wearing it when working at height.  

 

The Story behind EdgeCoreTM 

Our mission was to create a groundbreaking lifeline that was not only lighter and more pliant than wire rope but maintain the durability and robustness of steel. EdgeCoreTM is the result.

EdgeCoreTM is not a webbing, it is a unique SRL line constituent comprised of Kevlar® cables combined with a UV-resistant composite structure that are engineered and tested to meet ANSI Z359.14-2021 requirements. EdgeCore’s flexibility and low profile makes for a small, robust, and smooth gliding FT-XTM leading edge retractable enabling optimum walking-working speeds. The strength of steel wire rope without its weight; this is the versatility of EdgeCoreTM.

 

Can I use EdgeCoreTM when working near a leading-edge?  

Yes, when used in accordance with the FT-XTM User Instructions and applicable ANSI standards. Indeed, we ran the whole gamut of stringent ANSI Z359.14-2021 required leading-edge tests on the 8’ FT-XTM EdgeCoreTM in our FallTech ISO 17025 accredited test lab.  The tests require that we use a sharpened steel edge with a radius of .005 or sharper, and that's razor blade sharp.  Beyond the scope and requirements of ANSI Z359, we have also successfully tested the 8’ FT-XTM EdgeCoreTM over abrasive concrete edges. Please contact a FallTech Regional Sales Manager for more details.

 

Can you provide proof that EdgeCoreTM meets ANSI Z359.14-2021 leading-edge requirements?

Absolutely. The ANSI Z359 declaration of conformity (DOC) and test report for all 8’ FT-XTM EdgeCoreTM units are available for review. We have for many years published the ANSI DOC with test reports on our website for all to view and download. No log-in is required, and they are on the product page in the right-side downloads section.  

 

Is it true that after use, if a twin 8’ FT-X EdgeCore retractable does not pass inspection, I can replace just the retractable in the field with a replacement unit and continue working?

With SpeedLinkTM yes, you can. SpeedLinkTM is an industry-first personal SRL innovation. Any 8’ FT-XTM EdgeCoreTM twin retractable unit that does not pass inspection for any reason, such as a damaged or worn lifeline, can be replaced in the field. Unit must be inspected by a Competent Person before returning to service.  

 

How do I replace a retractable unit?

For maximum productivity in the field first, order replacement retractables ahead of time. Then it's easy and quick to replace a retractable with our SpeedLinkTM spanner tool. Easy-to-follow instructions and important safety warnings are available here. Spanner tools are available by ordering them directly from FallTech by clicking the button below.

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