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Specializing as a contract climber

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Hi Guys,

 

So here's a question I havn't seen on here but was curious to ask.

 

I have a friend in the states who is a contract climber but specialises in Big dismantles. He has he own extensive rigging and climbing kit and four saws and turns up and gets the job done.  He doesnt bother or get asked to do reductions etc as his reputation is for dismantles.  Now here is my question...... do you think this could be pulled off in the UK?

 

I have to admit, I really am a big dismantle guy at heart and they are the only things that interest me, I am just not interested in reductions etc.

 

What you reckon?

 

Just a fun question, no crazy bee in bonnet answers 

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Not without travelling long distances. Same in AUS where contract climbers have a reputation. Over here subbies are asked to do much more than climb. Grab a rake and feed the chipper before you go. You’ll be all over the country specialising imo.

Sorry if it’s ‘ in bonnet’

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I reckon there are guys who make a living out of that in the UK, but you need to build up contacts/regular clients.

May have to hold your nose and do a few reductions on the way!

We all have to do the less glamorous stuff from time to time to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

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I’ve never really seen a tree and thought that needs a specialist dismantler, kind of think dismantles are the easiest end of tree work even big ones with rigging. 

Dismantled plenty of monsters over buildings etc   

 

Loooked are plenty of reductions and thought I do not have the eye or patience to make that look beautiful 

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Would people pay to bring in a specialist like that? Monster tree services in America does well it seems but he has his own crane etc
I’m just starting on the climbing journey and find dismantles easier than prunes.

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I think theres alot of us out there that prefer dismantles. Spikes on, dont have to worry about beating growth points off, final look of the tree etc, etc. I think you'd have to offer more than that to fill your diary.

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Nah can't see it working. Theres just not that many big tree removals happening to give you a full diary I wouldn't have thought. You will always end up having to fill in the time with reductions etc. I feel your pain though, reductions are an arse. Dismantles are the only really enjoyable part of the game, for me anyway.

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Yeah, I thought as much, not planning on actually doing this, just curious on your thoughts.  Would be nice wouldnt it ay lol

 

Im a bit of a rigging geek and really enjoy coming up with a plan for rigging stuff down to make the guys on the grounds job as easy as possible.  Any hoo, but of fun have a good night gents, reckon there will be some trees down in the morning

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