Accident Briefs – September 2020

All items taken from published reports or reported directly to TCIA staff, as noted. Two shocked trimming trees from lift Two tree workers in an aerial lift were shocked when they apparently made contact with a power line while trimming trees July 3, 2020, in North Richland Hills, Texas. Both victims were taken to a […]

Samson’s HyperClimb double-braid climbing line

Samson’s new HyperClimb is an 11.7 mm, 100%-polyester, double-braid climbing line designed for both moving and stationary rope systems and climbers of all levels. It is designed to be durable with low elasticity – 1.3% at 540 pounds – to ensure that energy output is spent on the ascent. The 24-strand cover is intended to […]

Husqvarna T540i XP battery-powered chain saw

Husqvarna’s new T540i XP battery-powered chain saw is a top-handle saw designed and developed with professional arborists. (It also is available as the 540i XP rear-handle saw.) Used with the newly released BLi200X battery, the T540i XP is designed to have capabilities equivalent to professional 40cc-class gas chain saws. With the completely redesigned, optimized system, […]

Hiab HiConnect equipment-monitoring feature

Hiab USA, maker of load-handling equipment including Hiab, Effer and Argos loader cranes, has added a new feature for its equipment, Hiab HiConnect, an equipment-monitoring service. All new, connected equipment in the U.S. will come with a two-year HiConnect Premium subscription included. With HiConnect Premium, users receive real-time data about their Hiab equipment’s operation and […]

Rotochopper named CMMA Manufacturer of the Year

Rotochopper, Inc., in July 2020, was recognized as the Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association (CMMA) 2019 Manufacturer of the Year. This award recognizes member excellence and the investments, services and contributions to the CMMA group. “Rotochopper joins the assembly to further advance the truth that today, growth and innovation can rarely be maximized by one company, […]

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