Equipment & Technology

TreeAustria Pro Climbing Saddle

Since my initial climb in my first Teufelberger Treemotion saddle five years ago, I have been on a personal quest to find the perfect saddle. I have tried seven saddles in my professional climbing career other than the Treemotion. After each two- to four-week trial, I once again load out my Treemotion and continue the […]

SRS Tactical Control-Com AMi headset

SRS Tactical, a U.S. and Canadian distributor of hearing-, head-, eye- and body-protection products, partnered with industrial-communication supplier Cardo Crew, the industrial division of Cardo Systems, a new TCIA corporate member company, to produce the Control-Com AMi headset, a new group-communication and hearing-protection solution. Combining active and passive noise reduction with Cardo’s mesh intercom technology, […]

Vermeer AX17 brush chipper

Vermeer’s new AX17 is designed as a compact and powerful brush chipper for high-production tree work. Fully configured, the single-axle machine weighs less than 10,000 pounds, minimizing the need for additional license requirements. Mechanized feeding is made effective with a wide feed-roller opening and durable, fixed infeed table. With more than 6,500 pounds of pull-in […]

Minimizing Fuel Costs for Compact Loaders and Skid Steers

The little brutes – compact loaders and skid steers – are hardworking, labor saving and economical to be sure, but in day-to-day operations, there are ways to economize further with them, especially with the painful rise in fuel costs. For this article, we found there are a lot of little things, some free, that add […]

Integrating a Grapple Crane into Your Operation

The owners of five tree care companies that employ grapple cranes in their operations offered advice on successfully integrating this specialized equipment during the Grapple Crane Panel Discussion at TCI EXPO in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November 2021. Joseph B. Pipitone, owner of Top Notch Tree Care, an eight-year TCIA member company based in Kingsley, Pennsylvania, […]

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