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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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Tree care company jobsite briefing

From Those Who Know: Treemasters Tree Service

Redwood, Monterey pine, eucalyptus… the Treemasters team in California has been taking on big tree projects with confidence for nearly 30 years. Tad Jacobs shares his secret as part of the Vermeer From Those Who Know series.

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From Those Who Know: Treemasters Tree Service

VIDEO: From Those Who Know: Paloma Blanca Enterprises Inc.

When clearing an archaeologically sensitive area, tree care companies want to minimize environmental impact. That’s why the crews at Paloma Blanca Enterprises Inc., in San Antonio, turn to Vermeer brush chippers. Watch the video to hear more from president Will Wood as part of the Vermeer From Those Who Know series.

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Paloma Blanca Enterprises Inc.