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Managing Insurance Costs

The TCIA Winter Management Conference is wrapping up as I write this in early February, and I am reflecting on the stories I’m hearing about the positive impact the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is having on companies. I’m hearing that ASTI, a program of the TCIA Foundation, is helping businesses formalize job skills and […]

The Budding Network of Grapple-Saw Operators

They have names aplenty: knuckle booms, grapple booms, grapple saws, grapple cranes, truck-mounted knuckle booms and knuckle-boom grapple saws, among others. We’ll refer to them as “grapple saws” for this article. Whatever you call them, when you conjure an image of one, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? An ogre-sized piece of machinery […]

Vermeer HG4000 horizontal grinder

The updated Vermeer HG4000 horizontal grinder is designed to deliver powerful performance in various wood-waste recycling applications and landscaping-material production. It’s equipped with a 536-hp (399.7-kW) CAT C13B T4F/Stage V diesel engine and a Series III duplex drum. It is designed to offer a working sound level of 112 dB. The HG4000 has a feed-table […]

Loftness Battle Ax S Series Mulching Head

Loftness’ new Battle Ax S Series Mulching Head now includes a reversible, secondary shear bar in the two-stage cutting chamber to always allow for a fresh cutting edge. After all four edges of the shear bar have been exhausted, the bolt-on design enables it to be easily replaced. Previously, the secondary shear bar was welded […]

Diamond Mowers Twin Chisel Planer Teeth

Diamond Mowers’ new Twin Chisel Planer Teeth are made of hardened steel for maximum strength and impact resistance, and are designed for use with high-production environments and intermittent ground contact. These teeth are a standard feature across all Diamond Mowers depth-control, drum-mulching attachments for skid-steer, excavator and tractor platforms. Twin Chisel Planer Teeth were recently […]

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