SPIDER LIFT TREE WORK PICS

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  1. theatertech87

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    No, it's a scissor on the bottom with a telescoping unit on top (basically the same as the small pickup trucks phone and cable companies use)
     

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  2. RoyalTree

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    I almost fell out of the tree when I received the quote from Altec for that unit.
     
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  3. theatertech87

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    I'm curious, but at the same time I don't want to know how much the boss spent on it if it ever breaks
     
  4. Jeff_Cochran

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    I'd like to know


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  5. RoyalTree

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    I would have to look for the quote but i believe it was just shy of 200. About 3 times the price of a comparable size unit.

    How do you like it? It seems to be the most robust built of all the units on the market. Speed? Stability?

    I have purchased bucket trucks, dump truck, stump grinder and grapple truck all in the last 9 months. Defenitly have been thinking of trying to add a lift in the next few months. Need to see what accountant says about end of year purchasing needs.
     
  6. TimberJack

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    I see versalift makes a nice looking crawler unit they had at the dealership last time i dropped the bucket off for service. I looks very robust similar to the altec unit the asplundh has been using.
     
  7. limbcontrol

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    We have (2) Tuepen 23gt's. A corner mounted basket is key if you want to use it for pruning too
     

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    Nice looking lift. I'll go look up the working height.
     
  9. Daniel

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    Just got into bixs spider lift.

    It's been a huge addition to his arsenal.

    He's got some steep terrain and monster trees out here..

    Wrecked a decent sized oak in about ab hour..

    Funny thing was I never really got the hang of how to go where I wanted. It's a much different system with the extra boom

    And it felt mighty shaky compared to a bucket truck, but that's all things just need to get used to.

    Gotta admit I was scared there for a minute. Still working on his kind of terrain, the track machine is far better machine
     
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    Quick question....

    Do the outriggers need to be on flat pads?

    I would think so, I've seen the bucket slide downhill on the outriggers, so I keep a lot of cribbing on the truck

    Spider lift is a lot lighter and the outriggers have a lot more reach, but still gravity works every time.
     
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