Common Equipment Used by Tree Service Professionals
Homeowners love to see the Solar Landscaping truck pull up outside ready to tackle the trees. Some of them point to a large piece of equipment and ask, “What do you call that thing or what are you using for my tree trimming project?” Great question! At Solar Landscaping & Tree Service, we know that the right equipment keeps our customers and crew safe while also getting the job done properly. Here is a rundown of the most common tree care equipment used by our expert tree service industry staff:
The truck: Don’t judge a book by its cover, but do judge a tree service by their truck. Our professionals drive a well-maintained chip truck, including an enclosed section to hold the wood chips from your limbs and tree. If a tree service shows up in a battered truck older than your trees themselves, send them on their way and call Solar right away.
The wood chipper: You’ll find this behind the truck making easy work of your tree debris. Our 12″ capacity hand-fed disc-style chipper means your job will be done cleanly and efficiently. This machine will chip up the brush and branches into wood mulch. Ask about keeping some of your wood chips for the garden.
The stump cutter: This machine is built to work in tough job site conditions. Its easy maneuverability and maximum cutting height ability mean our experts focus on taking care of your landscaping needs with precision and enhanced cutting ability
Rigging tools: These are necessary for climbing larger trees, bringing down large limbs to the ground safely, and getting power tools and other equipment into the tree canopy and back down. Rigging tools include blocks and pulleys, carabiners, winches, power pullers, slings, hoists, and rope (a bunch of rope). These tools are an important part of maintaining a safe environment.
Cutting tools: Chainsaws are the first tool that come to mind when thinking about tree removal. A quality chainsaw cuts through the work in next to no time. Our chainsaws have a good power-to-weight ratio, important safety features like side chain tensioning and inertia chain brake, as well as controls that are accessible and easy to operate. We keep our equipment in prime operational condition. Other cutting tools include handsaws, pruners, a variety of wedges and axes, hatchets, and hedge trimmers. Remember, we don’t just remove trees, we prune and shape to make your trees and landscaping look amazing.
Climbing equipment: Don’t like heights? That’s where the professionals at Solar Landscaping & Tree Service come in handy. Climbing can be the most dangerous part of our job, but we take the safety of our customers and crew seriously. The combination of skill and quality tree service equipment prevent injury and ensure an accident-free experience.
- A harness is the most important element of tree climbing. It is the point of attachment for the rest of your climbing gear.
- A work positioning lanyard is a rope attached to the side of a harness that keeps the climber in the tree.
- Spurs are for more than cowboys. They are metal spikes attached to a climber’s boot that are stabbed into the tree as they climb. This allows for stability and maneuverability on the way up and on the way down.
- Ropes are integral with the rigging equipment to ascend and descend into the canopy. Strong ropes are essential in raising and lowering people and equipment.
If you own a home, business, or rental property, you don’t have to own the equipment used to cut down trees. Even buying the same equipment that our staff uses can be very expensive and that doesn’t come with the years of experience that Solar Landscaping & Tree Service brings to every tree maintenance job. Instead, just call Solar Landscaping & Tree Service. We offer the best service in the industry for all of our residential and commercial customers. After all, we know that trees are amazing. We work with them every day! Privacy, shade, and colorful foliage or flowers are just some of the features they add to your landscape. Just like the rest of your property, though, they need maintenance. We are ready to meet your landscaping and tree service needs.
Hiring Solar Landscaping & Tree Service is a smart choice for many reasons. We are fully insured for your protection. We are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). We’re proud of our Google ratings and reviews from our wonderful customers. When it’s time for your trees to be shaped, pruned, or removed, rely on the expertise of Solar Landscaping & Tree Service. Rely on our decades of experience and satisfied customers. Rely on our wide range of services and professional, knowledgeable arborists who can help keep your trees looking their best while reducing the risk of harm to property and people.
Call Solar Landscaping & Tree Service today at 703-530-8660.