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I have a job to take out a MASSIVE poplar. 40 + m tall, wide and horrible, tiny garden loads of targets..  


To be honest it is the only tree I have ever walked away from, 5 years ago I "pollarded" it's slightly smaller neighbour, it took 4 or 5 men 5 days if I recall and I think I lost money on it....  I had given the neighbour a price to do theirs,  but after experiencing the smaller neighbour I realised I was going to be paying to do a horrible job and told them I could not do it at the rate I had quoted..  Well my nemesis has returned to haunt me..

How big a crane would I need... How do I get a road closure? 36m to the road.. Over the house..



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When we have lifted over houses before we have always done it on a contract lift basis where they supply a banksman to guide you etc. The problem often arises when they ask how big the bits are as it is a guesstimate based on experience, when they lift diggers and the like they know the weight as they are plated etc. Also when lifting over houses, they will want the houses empty in case the crane 'fails' this can be a pain if any of the residents are not willing to vacate for the day. We did the road closure through the TM company as they know how to fill in the permits correctly and get what i required, as I understand it the cost varies per LA. I can't really help with contacts as we are based in Kent, sounds like a fun job once all the planning is sorted, definitely a go pro job!

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