What Would the Charge Be?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Landscape Poet, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    You ain't lying :drinkup:
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  3. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
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    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.
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  4. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    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....

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  5. Nobody said 25 a pop for messy palms, do you like to be an annoyance?
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  6. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
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    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...
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  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Out of my league:dancing:
     
  8. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    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....

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  9. 01thump

    01thump LawnSite Member
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    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...
     
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    T - Shall we leave you Pro-FESH-ionals alone to discuss how to properly do things?
     

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