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Offline 1manband

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self climbing tree pruner
« on: October 04, 2014, 11:35:23 am »
backround.... never saw or knew of these. 

was told: they were used in managed growing forests.  would self climb to a desired height, which was set by a dial wheel.  trim branches to promote a taller/higher canopy tree.

these were/are now replaced by very high priced computer type climbing pruners.

not mine, the kid is though.
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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 11:12:04 pm »
Joe, have you or your son. seen it in use?  Similar machine was marketed for shaving Phoenix Palm trunks a few years back...

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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 09:01:32 am »
Joe, have you or your son. seen it in use?  Similar machine was marketed for shaving Phoenix Palm trunks a few years back...

have not seen it in use.  was told that it was primarily used on conifers.  to grow longer "board wood".  believe it was branded sachs?  (not 100% sure on that).

the distance away from the bar to the trunk of the tree could also be adjusted.

if i could get a hold of Tom, and invite him here, you would get much better answers.

-joe
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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 10:13:27 am »
Neat machine!

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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 10:21:40 am »
Video of a similar machine called the Clouston Tree Pruner on youtube.  Pretty slick...

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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 10:25:23 am »
SACHS PUUAPINA  (SACHS KS-31) there's a demo video online of the Sachs machine too. 

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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 12:55:41 am »
Often called a tree monkey some good you tubes there

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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 06:46:12 am »
Amazing!  Have never seen one.  Looked at the vids and it seemed like the one example was radio controlled?   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJVz8N_PJ2E

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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 07:25:21 am »
It has a settable dial for height.

I don't know if it is time based or counts turns?
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Re: self climbing tree pruner
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 08:44:11 pm »
FEAR NO TREE. FEAR GOD.

 

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