Equipment & Technology

Choosing the Right Attachment for Your Loader

There are two primary factors to consider when selecting attachments for a loader. The first is matching the capacity of the loader or tool carrier to the attachment to make sure the grapple or other tool you choose is sized to work properly and safely with your loader. Second, and the more obvious one, is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Putting Plant ID Apps to the Test

A thousand field guides in your pocket, or a total waste? I’ve always fancied myself a bit of a plant-identification nerd. I love pouring over every guidebook I can get my hands on, memorizing the pics and names of plants in hopes of recalling them later when I run into them in the woods. Back […]

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