Category: Ownership support

Tree care wear: how to find clothing that works as hard as you do

Founded by Paul Taylor in 1997, Arborwear was established by arborists just like yourself. Thanks to the help of Arborwear, stiff canvas pants are a thing of the past. To meet the growing demand, there are now over 300 Arborwear dealers nationwide as well as an online store that ships all over the world.

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Spring training for your tree care crew

The owner or employer is ultimately responsible for providing the education and training their team needs to be safe, productive and successful. The employer has a vested interest in giving employees an opportunity to learn and develop new skills, because it leads to a safe and productive work environment. And what owner doesn’t want that?

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Preseason maintenance tips for your tree care equipment

Preseason maintenance is vital to the performance of your tree care equipment. After sitting idle in storage during the winter months, it’s time to get your brush chippers, stump cutters, grinders, mini skid steers and other equipment geared up for the upcoming season.

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Tips for when you’re considering used equipment

While we’re all tempted by a new, shiny object, the truth is, sometimes buying a pre-owned vehicle is the smart choice. Maybe it’s better for our budget. Or the older model is actually better suited for our needs. Whatever the reason, buying new is not always better. Read three reasons why you should consider used equipment for your tree care business.

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Tips for considering used tree care equipment

When is it time to replace your brush chipper?

The key to managing your fleet is to establish an equipment replacement plan that works for your business. The decision on when to replace equipment is based largely on the owner’s preference and maintenance practices. Some contractors choose to replace a machine based on the number of operating hours. Others work off more of a calendar approach and replace equipment in intervals like three, five and eight years.

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Vermeer BC1500XL wood chipper

Choosing the right size brush chipper for your fleet and why it matters

Effective fleet management often begins with choosing the right chipper for your business. If you buy a chipper that’s too large, you can end up overspending. Too small? You limit the jobs you can take on. When shopping for a brush chipper, you should consider the type and volume of material you will most often be processing as well as how frequently you will be using the machine.

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Vermeer BC1800XL brush chipper

Jobsite briefings should include severe weather safety

Severe weather can pop up quickly, especially in the hot and humid summer months. If you live in a region that is prone to lightning strikes, tornadoes, hurricanes or extreme temperatures, you should make a severe weather plan and review it during each jobsite safety meeting.

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4 steps to creating a safer, more efficient jobsite

The best way to make sure the whole crew is on the same page is to conduct a jobsite briefing before the work begins. The entire team should participate in the jobsite walkaround led by the crew supervisor. Use the acronym H.O.P.E. to cover the four basic steps of the jobsite briefing.

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