3 Types of Equipment Used by Tree Service Professionals
Category : Tree Care
If you are considering removing a tree from your yard, you might have a couple of important questions. Hopefully, your first question is ‘Do I need to hire an Arborist?’ The truth is, tree removal can be especially dangerous and if you lack the proper equipment-this can be potentially unsafe and risky business.
Or, maybe you’re interested in getting your foot in the door and starting a new career attending to trees. If so, it will be helpful to know the tools expected to be skilled in using and the safety risks involved. Tree professionals don’t hold the safest job title out there.
In fact, Arborists have one of the most dangerous jobs in the word. They are required to follow OSHA safety rules and know how to use all their tools and equipment properly. To give you a better insight into an Arborist’s job, we have put together a list of three types of equipment used by these professionals. Just so you know what you might be getting yourself into.
What Types of Equipment Do You Need to Trim Trees?
1. Rigging Tools
These tools are used for attaching heavy loads to cranes and other lift equipment. This includes ropes, chains, harnesses, and power pullers. There may be laborers on the job site that are specially trained for rigging. The quality of this equipment is essential for ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you.
2. Cutting Tools
If a tree removal professional decides to remove a tree, one of the main tools he will use is-yes you guessed it, a cutting tool! You may know a couple from the top of your head, but a couple to name are hedge trimmers, hand saws, pruners, hatchets, axes, and much more. Not only are cutting tools great for removing trees but they are also perfect for tree pruning and stump grinding.
3. Climbing Equipment
Afraid of heights? If so, I think it’s safe to say that this profession might not be not for you. Without question-the, the most dangerous aspect of an Arborist’s job is the heights they endure. If he takes his profession seriously (and his life) he will go through multiple routine safety checks to ensure that all his climbing equipment is working properly.
Climbing tools consist of mainly ropes, harnesses, and pulleys. But there is also safety gear that should be pointed out as well including hard hats, straps, eye slings, protective clothing and more.
These tools aren’t necessarily your bread and butter, but a more experienced tree trimmer, might realize certain situations where they come in handy! We don’t expect just anyone to have these sitting around their garage, as buying or even renting regularly can get expensive due to the specialized nature of the tools. Arborists love these tools because of the flexibility and time saving advantages offered by each one.
- Hand Pruners ( for the smaller branches and shrubs)
- Pole Pruners ( for those hard to reach spots)
- Loppers ( for your medium-sized branches)
- Stump Grinders (a larger piece of equipment used for removing stubborn stumps)
Contact Dudley Tree
Still, think you’re cut out for the job? This profession certainly isn’t for everyone but if you have the bravery, perseverance, attentiveness, and stomach, then good luck! Give us a call at (978) 373-1510 or contact Dudley’s for professional tree services around Salem, NH, and Andover, MA.