Equipment & Technology

Dual-Stationary-Rope Work Positioning for Pruning or Removal

My name is Macintosh Swan, and I have a lot of climbing gear. I preface this discussion – of climbing with two systems in sync – with that statement. If we are talking drawbacks to dual-stationary-rope systems (DSRS), I think the volume of gear required would be at the top of the list. In my […]

Engines and Fluids: A Winning Team Is Revealed

It often takes a team to properly perform all aspects of tree work. And, similarly, it takes a team of fluids when it comes to the proper lubrication and operation of the various engines that might be operating in performance of that tree work. Let’s have a look at how to assemble a good team […]

Safe and Profitable Operation of Mowers and Mulchers

Think brush mowers and mulchers are merely for right-of-way or land-clearing work and may be too expensive to justify for your tree care business? As the old song lyrics go, “It ain’t necessarily so” (from “Porgy and Bess,” song by George and Ira Gershwin). In this article, we’ll explore techniques and practices for safely using […]

Navigating the Purchase or Sale of a Used, Truck-Mounted Aerial Lift

“Buying a used aerial lift is like buying a used car.” That’s how several of the sources for this article described the buying experience. The big difference is that you’re actually buying two used pieces of machinery – the chassis and the lift. However, they all agree that with some due diligence, a buyer should […]

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Tree-Inventory Software: Taking Technology to the Trees

Cubical life isn’t for everyone. Countless articles and blogs outline the many reasons desk jobs are terrible for your health. Furthermore, the technology used at work also causes problems, such as typing too much leads to carpal tunnel syndrome and staring at a screen harms your vision. On the flip side, research has shown that […]

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