Manitex 38-ton Mobile Crane
Our 38-ton mobile crane is one tool in our fleet that really sets us apart from our competition. Many tree service companies use cranes for large and difficult removals, but are almost always subcontracting with the crane service. Not having to subcontract this out enables us to be very competitive with our pricing and flexible with our scheduling. The crane operator is Dan Stone, who is one of the owners of Patriot Tree Company, and is a Certified Crane Operator. He is not only an operator, but has also spent his fair share of time on the end of the ball performing the removal work, which gives him a perspective on this work that not many operators have. If you need a half dead cottonwood in your backyard removed, this is the tool for that job.
Ford F-800 Series and GMC C-Series 4 Bucket Trucks
Both of our bucket trucks have a vertical reach of approximately 60 feet, allowing us to perform tree pruning and removal operations from the comfort of a bucket. Being able to use these trucks can greatly increase productivity and decrease the amount of time it takes to do a job, thereby saving you money. When a bucket truck cannot reach a tree, the work needs to be performed by a tree climber. If you have a large silver maple in your front yard that you would like to make as safe and healthy as possible through proper pruning, this is the tool for that job.
International 4000S Dump truck with Morbark 2400 Chipper
We actually have a few different dump truck/chipper combos, but chose to highlight this set up. This is the rig we use for all large removals and crane operations. The reason for this is that this dump truck can hold up to 16 yards of mulch before needing to be dumped, and the Morbark 2400 chipper can chip up to 18” logs! We can essentially feed entire trees into this chipper and routinely do using our Ditchwitch mini skids. If you have a large removal project, this is the tool for that job.
GMC C5500 Flatbed Skid Truck with Large Dump Trailer
The “skid truck” is used to transport a mini skid to job sites and to tow our large dump trailer. This rig is primarily used for two jobs, large removal projects and tree planting projects. On large removal projects, our Ditchwitch mini skids can do the job of at least 3 workers and also help save the backs of the workers doing the job by enabling us to pick up and move large logs with a mobile machine. The mini skid can load large logs into the dump trailer to be moved to our property for firewood processing or milling. On tree planting projects, the mini skids allow us to get large, heavy trees into position to be planted and the trailer allows us to move the trees to your property with minimal damage to the trees.