Equipment & Technology

Your crane generates for your company on a weekly basis? If it is out of service, are you covered for that?

Inland Marine Insurance: New Realities When Insuring Cranes, Lifts

In this article, we are going to discuss inland marine insurance policies, including equipment valuation, coverages and options, focusing primarily on insuring aerial lifts and cranes. Many TCI Magazine readers are well versed in what inland marine coverage is and how it works, but let’s start with a quick background and explanation of the coverage.Inland […]

North American Rescue Blood-Stopper Trauma Kits

This product review was performed for TCI Magazine by John Haehnel, CTSP, corporate director of safety training for Tree Care Partners, a first-year TCIA corporate member company based in Tempe, Arizona, and parent company of Tree Tech Inc., a dual- accredited, 36-year TCIA member company based in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The importance of having a well-stocked […]

Silky Zubat Ultimate Professional 330 mm handsaw

Look What Equipment Will Debut at TCI EXPO ’23 in St. Louis

We invited exhibitors to share a little information about equipment and/or services they will be debuting at TCI EXPO ’23 in St. Louis, Missouri, in November. Several responded.We shared some last month, in the October issue of TCI Magazine. Here are a few more to give you a taste of the TCI EXPO ’23 trade-show […]

Harness shackle

Equipment and Gear Inspection

Regardless of the increase in mechanization on the production-arborist job site, many tasks still require the fundamental equipment of rope, harness, connecting link, mechanical aids and other various pieces of climbing and rigging equipment. As such, basic equipment inspection is still a prerequisite skill for arborists working in the field. As with many fundamental skills, […]

Is It Time to Start the Transition to Battery Chain Saws?

As recently as 10 years ago, the typical industry stance on Single Rope Technique/Single Rope System (SRT/SRS) was pessimistic at best, and the idea of outfitting tree crews with mini skids was seen as a major waste of resources. It’s crazy how blind we so often are. Now, I can’t imagine handling a full production-climbing […]

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