Using a Crane Service to Remove a Tree

For large tree removal, removing them using a crane service is the right way to do it. When you use the traditional methods, they can be labor intensive and time consuming. With traditional methods, it can require rigging that is complex, avoid obstacles overhead, and have substandard results. Using crane services to remove the tree it will reduce how much time is required to remove the tree the traditional way. Crane services for tree removal has been around for years but in the past twenty years, this method of tree removal has become more popular.

Step 1

The crew that is removing the tree will need to survey the area when they arrive and during a meeting before they start work to determine where the crane set up will be. There are factors to take into consideration as to where it is to be set up such as overhead obstacles, space for the crane, grade/elevation changes, and the distance from the tree to the picking up and loading area.

Step 2

Once the crane is in the work zone safely, it needs to be leveled out. There are five outriggers/stabilizers used to lift up the crane and support it while in operation. To ensure stability during operation it has to be level all the way round. The entire setting up process will normally take approximately thirty-five minutes.

Step 3

Every tree removal is different and requires a different ways to remove it. Before doing the tree removal the tree climber and crane operator will formulate a plan on how to remove the tree safely. They need to consider the growth pattern, and angle of the pieces, weight of the pieces being cut and area size where tree pieces need to be moved to. Before making the first cut the operator and climber has to estimate accurately the weight of each piece. The reason is that if the crane services operating capacity is exceeded the crane could turn over.

Step 4

The climber ties their support line to a place above the ball of the crane that is secure. They will be lifted to where the crane will be attached to the tree being removed. The climber will then climb down the tree and connect his security line to the tree to start the tree removal.

Step 5

When the tree is cut down the crew on the ground will cut the tree into certain lengths to be graded so they can be sold to a sawmill. Pieces that are less than ten inches will go through the chipper for mulch. Once the tree has been removed and the tree cut or chipped the crane is unhooked and removed from the area.

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