Safety is always a priority in our designs. We use a silent lock bolt system to connect the ladder rung sections so that your Archer does not come apart as you climb the tree. Stabilizing Straps are included for placing your ladder stand. We use a three-point Cross Brace that secures your stand to the tree with a ratchet strap. Use of T-bolts makes the Cross Brace quick to assemble with no tools required. The Archer Ladder is tested to TMA specifications for a 300 pound weight load, at an independent laboratory. At Muddy, we've got your back.