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Teufelberger’s TreeMotion Evo Climbing Saddle

Mark Bridge gave an overview and demonstration of Teufelberger’snew treeMotion evo (trademarked treeMOTION evo) climbing saddle in the Unboxing Ring at the 2019 TCI EXPO in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When “unboxing” the saddle from its duffel-type bag, you’ll find it also houses a smaller bag containing a length of shock cord and the user’s manual. The […]

Pickup-Box-Removal Considerations

Each year, pickup-box removal occurs on tens of thousands of new pickup trucks when the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) pickup box is removed and replaced with a vocational truck body. While this may seem straightforward – just swap one body for another – the pickup box plays an important role in the original vehicle’s safety […]

Climber Work Positioning

Ascent and descent make up a small percentage of what occurs during tree-climbing operations. Much of the time in the canopy is spent in a work position. When we stop climbing to accomplish the specific tasks/objectives of the job order, we must position ourselves in a manner not only to safely accomplish the task but […]

Managing Utility ROW Mechanically

This article was submitted, in part, in response to the article, “Report Finds IVM Can Be Greener and Less Costly for ROW Management,” by Geoff Kempter, in the June 2020 issue of TCI. Over the course of my 30 years of working utility rights of way (ROWs), I’ve seen many different approaches to maintaining utility […]

CTSP Helps Advance David Vega’s Career at Arborwell

David Vega, safety training specialist at Arborwell – an accredited, 24-year TCIA member company headquartered in Hayward, California – is in charge of all the company’s formalized field training. That means Vega is the instructor, mentor and coach for the company’s 200 employees across all of Arborwell’s regions, stretching from San Diego to Seattle. He […]

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