Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #81  
Old 02-21-2012, 06:01 PM
jvanvliet's Avatar
jvanvliet jvanvliet is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyalTree View Post
Its not for most people. Each job requieres a certain set of skills and equipment to be done properly.

Each company should focus on doing what is in their abilitied and not be a jack of all trades.
Posted via Mobile Device
You ain't lying
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 02-21-2012, 06:08 PM
Ric's Avatar
Ric Ric is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: S W Florida
Posts: 10,968
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyalTree View Post
You set a climbing line over the top and climb up on the rope, not the palm. I highly recomend you never try going up tje trunk of a very dirty washingtonian as the skirt can dislodge and fall and trap you against the tree. There had been many fatalities where people suffocate from the skirt while spiking up.

Look up srt climbing palm on youtube to get an idea on how to do it.
Posted via Mobile Device
Royal

I watched the U Tube and saw what I call Ballooning. Same idea only a Balloon or a bow and arrow are used to send a light sting up a structure to be climbed. The sting is light and goes high. Then the sting pulls heaver rope up until the desired size is in place. These is more of a Steeplejack method than tree trimmer method.

Yes Never climb a Washingtonian palm that has boots. While some boots are hard to get off, most are loose enough to kill you in a fall.
__________________
.

"TG doesn't give a rats ass about being "Responsible" as long as sales/production quotas are met. That's it in a nutshell. A recipe for disaster IMO." Ted Putnam 2/28/14

You can lead a Donkey to water but you can't make the Jackass Drink

"As Americans you have the right to be stupid." John Kerry

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.” John Wayne.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 02-21-2012, 06:59 PM
RoyalTree RoyalTree is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: miami fl
Posts: 155
Ric, i am not sure what you saw but srt climbing is one of the main ways in modern tree climbing. It is done the same way in a tree as in a palm tree. Line is set with a throw ball and you go up the rope with body thrusting, footlocking or ascenders. A top notch climber can get to the top of a sixty foot palm in less time then setting up and operating the bucket truck. I operate a bucket crew and a climbing crew. When i have more time i will get some good videos.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 02-21-2012, 07:00 PM
GreenT's Avatar
GreenT GreenT is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Floridaland
Posts: 41,885
.

I'm sure these guys do them @ 25 a pop....







I'm still @ $200 each based on the first thread. I know, I'm such a ripoff....

.
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 02-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Florida Gardener's Avatar
Florida Gardener Florida Gardener is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Humid S. Fl. with sights set on San Diego
Posts: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenT View Post
.

I'm sure these guys do them @ 25 a pop....







I'm still @ $200 each based on the first thread. I know, I'm such a ripoff....

.
Nobody said 25 a pop for messy palms, do you like to be an annoyance?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 02-21-2012, 07:23 PM
RoyalTree RoyalTree is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: miami fl
Posts: 155
Hmm...why is he wearing spikes. They make it more complicated then it has to be. I hope people understand how dangerous these palms can be. I am tirred of paying a fortune for workers comp for tree service because this field is full of hacks. Construction hard hats are not made for climbing...
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 02-21-2012, 07:33 PM
jvanvliet's Avatar
jvanvliet jvanvliet is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 3,934
Out of my league
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 02-21-2012, 08:00 PM
GreenT's Avatar
GreenT GreenT is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Floridaland
Posts: 41,885
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyalTree View Post
Hmm...why is he wearing spikes....

Agreed. I also noticed the wrong head gear and the fact he wasn't wearing gloves...

But the point is that we've had a couple of threads here recently were all sorts of 'professionals' kept throwing around quotes on work they have no idea how to do correctly/safely.

And, most importantly, without proper insurance. Thus your high WC rates....

.
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 02-21-2012, 08:00 PM
01thump 01thump is online now
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: orlando
Posts: 186
If i can not get it with a ladder or a lift someone else can have it....i would end up falling with all that gear on and hanging myself...
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 02-21-2012, 08:45 PM
Landscape Poet's Avatar
Landscape Poet Landscape Poet is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oviedo/Orlando
Posts: 3,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenT View Post
Agreed. I also noticed the wrong head gear and the fact he wasn't wearing gloves...

But the point is that we've had a couple of threads here recently were all sorts of 'professionals' kept throwing around quotes on work they have no idea how to do correctly/safely.

And, most importantly, without proper insurance. Thus your high WC rates....

.
T - Shall we leave you Pro-FESH-ionals alone to discuss how to properly do things?
__________________
"the art of survival is a story that never ends"

Providing Lawn Services, Landscape Installations and Solutions and Sod Services in the Oviedo Florida Market

If you aspire to a six-figure income, don't get advice from someone making $18,000 a year!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 AM.

Page generated in 0.07865 seconds with 7 queries