Equipment & Technology

Arbortec Breatheflex Pro Legacy pants

The new Breatheflex Pro Legacy chain-saw pants from Arbortec, a UK-based manufacturer of chain-saw protective apparel, are built for strength, durability and comfort for the arborist and forestry markets with safety and protection guaranteed. Accentuating the company’s record of blending creative designs with fine materials, the denim look of the Pro Legacy pants is created […]

Know Your Saw Chain

Chain-saw professionals talk shop about a valuable component that might be more complicated than you think. When John Allen was growing up, his parents owned a Stihl dealership in southwest Virginia. As dealers, they were well versed in the details of the equipment and about local conditions that might favor one saw chain over the […]

CAUTION: Working with Aerial Lifts in Winter

Long before you and your aerial lift leave the yard this winter, ask yourself if you and the machine are ready for what the season can throw at you, from the time you depart to the time you return at the end of the job. Winter can mean different things depending on where you operate […]

Are Your Outrigger Pads Big Enough?

A quick Google search of “failed crane tipped over” produces nearly 4.5 million results in less than a second. A search of OSHA’s accident results for “crane outrigger” lists 55 incidents across three pages, including nine relating to cranes tipping over on the first page alone. Each month, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) compiles […]

Exhibitors Featured in TCI’s Fall Showcase Issues

TCIA’s Corporate Members and other advertisers and exhibitors usually have the opportunity at the many fall conferences and trade shows to debut and display their products and services for the business owners and managers, arborists and other professionals who make up the tree care industry. In the wake of COVID-19, of course, none of those […]

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