Equipment & Technology

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 […]

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 […]

Loftness Stump Ax grinder attachment

Loftness’ new Stump Ax stump-grinder attachment, which is compatible with skid-steers, compact track loaders and excavators, is engineered for high productivity and superior control. Featuring a rigid mount, the Stump Ax is designed to be a practical, reliable tool capable of working faster than articulating stump-grinder attachments by simply repositioning the power unit instead of […]

Georgia Boot LTX Logger Boot

Expanding its line of Logger boots, Georgia Boot’s new LTX Logger is a waterproof, full-grain leather boot with an AMP LT insole designed for additional comfort. Two of the new styles feature Ergo-Fit technology, designed to match the contours of the foot to provide superior comfort and flexibility while maintaining the protective, composite safety-toe design. […]

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