Equipment & Technology

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 […]

Truck-Mounted Grapple Saws Come to the Rescue in Disaster Cleanup

When disaster strikes, Justin Hartmann and his grapple saws are always ready to go. Hartmann, owner of Canary Tree Service, a pending new TCIA member company based in Jacksonville, Florida, runs a fleet of six truck-mounted, knuckle-boom cranes with grapple saws. He has become adept at insurance billing and has built a large network of […]

Integrating a Grapple Crane Into a Tree Care Business

This article looks at a few of the topics that will be addressed during a panel discussion, “Grapple-Saw Business,” at TCI EXPO in Indianapolis this November. The two-hour educational session will host grapple-saw owners from four different-sized tree companies who give their insights on integrating grapple-saw cranes into tree care operations. The goal of the […]

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 […]

TCI Magazine Booth to Feature Unboxing Ring for New Products Such as the Petzl Eject

TCI EXPO, TCIA’s annual conference and trade show, will be held in person this fall, November 4-6, in Indianapolis, Indiana. In lieu of a full product profile this month, we’re giving you a peak at the product-debut platform, the TCI Magazine Unboxing Ring, that will be in the TCI Magazine booth on the show floor. […]

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