With an extended arm of 92 feet, our team is taking tree care to new heights, literally. The Altec C505 has joined the arsenal of technological tools at our fingertips for safe and efficient removals. Equipped with an Effer knuckle boom crane and 360 degree continuously rotating grapple saw, the Altec is ideal for hazardous and complex removals, including fallen trees, difficult to reach locations and dead trees. By way of radio remote controls, our crew operators remain safely on the ground from beginning to end.
“Using the Altec has opened new doors in the world of tree care. Pruning and removal has always been primarily a physically demanding field. With the integration of technology like the Altec, the challenge remains, but the plan shifts slightly. Just like with the use of a bucket truck or when climbing a tree, there is still much thought and calculation that goes into complex projects, however we can now do it with more speed and safety,” notes arbor team foreman Brian Lewis.
Once on the ground, the removed limbs can be fed directly into the chipper feed table by way of the grapple saw. This not only saves time, but also reduces turf damage from log piles and saves on the physical demands of crew members.
Brian adds, “Each project is unique and requires a different game plan for completion. Working toward efficient and safe removals while staying below the canopy has offered a new and exciting challenge. With safety as a top value for us, it’s great to have this as part of our crew.”
Think you may have a hazardous tree in need of removal? Check out our guide on hazardous trees and what to look for here. Our ISA Certified Arborists always love to talk trees as well and would be happy to come out and talk with you more. Give us a call at 515.987.0800 or request a quote online to get started.