What Drives Choices for Powered Pole Saws and Pruners?

Depending on your specialty, the power pole pruner or pole saw might be one of the most used cutters on a tree care truck. “I’ve heard of some climbers who climb with (power) pole pruners and that’s all they use, because they can work in one tree and prune three trees around it,” says Jack […]

Crane Safety: Electrifying Hazards

Crane-safety experts’ observations about the hazards of power lines, taking safety precautions and the need for training Working on trees around power lines can be a killer – literally. But in tree work involving cranes, added danger often comes from another area: complacency. “The biggest thing we come across is complacency in terms of pre-op […]

Telematics: Tracking Your Fleet Pays in Many Ways

The pandemic of 2020-21 created another trend for tree care companies, Tony Nicoletti observes. At a time when schedules are full and supply-chain delays have slowed manufacturing, there’s been an increase in stolen equipment. “One of the big issues that’s become more prevalent during the pandemic is the incidence of theft,” says Nicoletti, director of […]

Grapple on a Stick: Small, Safe and Fast

He doesn’t recall the year, but after seeing a demonstration in Switzerland, Dan Mayer saw and bought what he believes was the first tool of its type in America. Mayer was visiting Sennebogen headquarters to buy a chipper and was introduced to something new: a material handler with a telescoping boom and stick fitted with […]

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