Completely Unsafe

Discussion in 'Tree Care Safety' started by agrostis, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    No question a few swim over to this side of the state...
     
  2. weeze

    weeze Banned
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    trees and ladders don't mix
     
  3. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What the? I want that guy as my friend.. the amount of stupid sh.t I could get him to do...
     
  4. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use a ladder to put a cable up in the tree then move said ladder and use a skid steer to pull as the tree is cut.
     
  5. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Platinum Member
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    OOPSY! :hammerhead::eek::cry::oops::dizzy::nono:o_O:help:

     
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  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Never seen tree service around here use that method. Sounds dangerous. Most around here climb and/or use a bucket truck
     
  7. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't do it for profit. I do this for my self and friends.
     
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Not worth dying or getting injured. Anything can happen without the right equipment for the job. Even with the right equipment it can be a dangerous job.
     
  9. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is just like throwing a rope in the tree and pulling it. I just use a ladder to get 15-20 feet up and choke a cable around the trunk. Then using a snatch block pull with a skid steer just to make sure it goes the right way. We still notch the tree the cable is just for security. There is no one on the ladder as the tree is cut
     

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