Product Features

Minimizing Fuel Costs for Compact Loaders and Skid Steers

The little brutes – compact loaders and skid steers – are hardworking, labor saving and economical to be sure, but in day-to-day operations, there are ways to economize further with them, especially with the painful rise in fuel costs. For this article, we found there are a lot of little things, some free, that add […]

Integrating a Grapple Crane into Your Operation

The owners of five tree care companies that employ grapple cranes in their operations offered advice on successfully integrating this specialized equipment during the Grapple Crane Panel Discussion at TCI EXPO in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November 2021. Joseph B. Pipitone, owner of Top Notch Tree Care, an eight-year TCIA member company based in Kingsley, Pennsylvania, […]

Arborjet AccuFlo Soil Injector ISD

This product debuted at the new TCI Magazine Product Unboxing Ring at TCI EXPO in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November 2021. For this review, we’re unboxing the Arborjet AccuFlo Soil Injector ISD, a four-gallon, battery-operated, backpack application tank Arborjet put out this season. We’ve worked with it a little bit and have found it to be […]

What Drives Choices for Powered Pole Saws and Pruners?

Depending on your specialty, the power pole pruner or pole saw might be one of the most used cutters on a tree care truck. “I’ve heard of some climbers who climb with (power) pole pruners and that’s all they use, because they can work in one tree and prune three trees around it,” says Jack […]

Selecting Cut-Resistant Leg Protection

This article is based on a demonstration by Travis Vickerson at the TCI Magazine Trainer’s Test Kitchen demo area during TCI EXPO ’21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November. Let’s take a look at cut-resistant leg protection. I’ll talk about the two different types of products available – a tech fiber versus a bulk fiber – […]

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