attachments for unloading b & b trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AintNoFun, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im looking for a skidsteer attachment that will allow us to unload trailer loads of b and b trees with just the operator. ive seen the tree forks/nursery jaws but when the trees are double stacked it seems like you'll need a guy to stand the trees up.. looking to elimante that, anyone see anything?
     
  2. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    http://www.treeequip.com/treeboss.html

    this isn t the exact one the local nursery has, but it is similar....I like the nursery jaws or regular forks for simplicity, but I don t have tractor trailer volume.
     
  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thats what im looking for.. gonna shoot them an email.. thanks





    ive used these on our dingo when i demoed it, but i dont think it would work to well when the trees are double stack and on angles?
     
  5. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    nope definatly not the right machine for that. ive always used a rope fed through the b&b cables and wrapped the other end of the rope around a tooth on the bobcat bucket. sure it takes 2 people and a little more time but it costs a LOT less. You need to be a large nursery dealing with b&b trees to be able to justify that.
     
  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Out of curiosity, what kind of job did you land to justify one of those?
     
  7. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    we probably plant a couple thousand b and b trees a year.. just looking to for ways to be more efficient..


    on another note they want 13,000 for that tree boss attachment.. pretty steep, im going to have to do some number crunching!
     
  8. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wonder if you could fab a tree boom with a hydraulic arm with a hook on it that u could hook the nylon strap
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  9. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i got a buddy whose got a boom that ive borrowed.. its nice but still nice someone to hook and unhook.. no easy way i guess, lol
     
  10. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    aintnofun

    there is another manufacturer--one of the nurseries here locally has one and I m fairly certain they didn t pay 13K

    I thought it was called a tree rex but couldnt find anything by that name
     

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