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Old 18-10-09   #1 (permalink)
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Your very own crane

I wonder how long this would take to erect on sites for awkward tree take down jobs, your very own crane..

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Re: Your very own crane

That looks a fab bit of kit for the money.... if I was doing big take downs all the time and had a lorry or means to transport I would deffinatley consider it.
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Re: Your very own crane

1.5 ton at 22 meters and only 21 meters tall, not really suitable for "big takedowns". It would, however, pick up big lumps from back gardens, but thats about all. Still it does look like good value, so far.
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1.5 ton at 22 meters and only 21 meters tall, not really suitable for "big takedowns".
Do you "tip tie" everything Rupe
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You do if your using a crane Dean.
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Do you "tip tie" everything Rupe
I see where your coming from!

Ideally with a crane you would tip tie everything. But in this case where the crane isn't tall enough, you could butt tie, but that would overload (risk of) the crane. So you would have to rig normally then pick the peices up off the ground with the crane.

Which is what I meant by "pick up big lumps from back gardens". So it would be ok for lifting branches/lumps etc. but not for the actual dismantling of the tree. In my opinion.

Interestign thing to own though!!
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Yes you do tip tie, but what I'm getting at is this thing lifts 1.5 t at 22m which means you could tip tie quite a long way down just above the balance point and take down things a little taller than the crane.

We're not all Reg Coates so if you did go slightly below the balance point there wouldn't be a jolt it would just "gracefully " flip over

What I'm saying is the crane could take down whatever most trees most of us come across
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You do if your using a crane Dean.
bahhh, It would be just something else to tip over to add to my portfolio of mishaps
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