Reviewed on: 3/7/2015 1:17:00 AM
Our recent remodel created a perfect play loft over our daughter's bedroom with a little window that opens out into a great room right next to the bar to the kitchen. We've attached the pulley to the ceiling right next to the window, and added a sturdy wicker-and-wire basket, and use it to haul up snacks and goodies.
The pulley is sturdy and well made. It does require fine motor skill and some puzzle solving skill on the occasional derail, but that's part of what makes it enriching. It's pretty easy to figure out, and if you use it mindfully, it won't get tangled or derailed.
We also added a spring clip to the rope to use as a brake when the basket is at the top getting loaded and unloaded. A boat cleat attached to the wall or window sill could also work. Very happy with the purchase--it makes the play loft even cooler.
Reviewed on: 12/10/2013 9:30:00 AM
Bought another one to replace one that was lost/stolen from our preschool. The ropes continually come off the wheels required re-positioning. Children really enjoy lifing items onto the play structure but are unable to reposition the rope without adult help.
Reviewed on: 12/3/2013 9:15:00 PM
Shown with a basket which is not included and does not seem to be anywhere on site but would make pulley much more useful.
Reviewed on: 6/8/2013 11:57:00 AM
An added counterweight could prevent the rope from coming off the track on occasion.
Reviewed on: 3/4/2011 12:00:00 AM
Our & YO daughter loves her pulley which she uses in our tree house - we live in CO where weather can be harsh to wooden toys so we store the pulley indoors when not in use. The long cords make it difficult to store without getting tangled. Having a wall hook each for the pulley itself and the wound cord makes storage easier...