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  1. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Happens quite a lot where I live sadly. Number of trees planted is seen as a very exciting target that must be met. Quality over quantity I say...
  2. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Have heard tales of city councils preferring trees to die and be replaced as it counts towards their totals of trees planted per year, and is also cheaper than looking after them properly apparently!!!
  3. Peetle

    Brand/company Q's...Is Notch owned by Sherrill? What brands are worth/not-worth buying from?

    Not being CE certified has actually been a deliberate move on our (Cloggers) part. We get frequent requests from EU/UK resellers as it is without the CE cert but we have struggled to keep up with demand from North America, Australia and New Zealand let alone doubling our market size again!. We...
  4. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    It would be awesome if we could keep the concept of being good to each other going after all this has blown over as well...
  5. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Do you think after this there will be a higher prevalence of leasing gear rather than buying it, and maybe investing more in staff and training instead? You might make less on each job but overall risk would be a lot lower. Might be a good diversification for local saw shops that would give them...
  6. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Good stuff! I was wondering about doing a bit of a whip around of all the well know training academies and seeing if they have any plans to make helpful content available online. If it works out I will post some sort of directory on here
  7. Peetle

    Brand/company Q's...Is Notch owned by Sherrill? What brands are worth/not-worth buying from?

    You would be correct. When it is a critical/rated piece of PPE/equipment like the rings you mention, chainsaw trousers or harnesses or whatever, the amount of hoops you have to jump through to get certification are crazy. Not saying they are perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but Notch...
  8. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Not good. How is everyones local arb associations performing at this time? Are they providing advice and help? What is there available in the way of online learning that out of work people can use to at least increase their knowledge base? Are there courses and qualifications that people can sit...
  9. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    It would seem like a logical thing for smaller tree companies at least, to get involved helping out with local ecological restoration efforts. If nothing else the like minded people you would be working alongside would be an excellent source of potential work.
  10. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Gutted to hear that pal. Wish there was something I could do to help.
  11. Peetle

    Brand/company Q's...Is Notch owned by Sherrill? What brands are worth/not-worth buying from?

    It is a pretty common misconception! White label manufacturing (producing goods for other brands) is something that nearly all manufacturers would do to some extent. A lot of the time it provides enough volume going through the factory that you are able to get better machinery and therefore...
  12. Peetle

    Brand/company Q's...Is Notch owned by Sherrill? What brands are worth/not-worth buying from?

    I can't vouch for any of their other gear but I can definitely say that the Notch chainsaw and climbing trousers are NOT made using sweatshop labour. We (Clogger) produce them in New Zealand for Notch (to their specifications and design I will add). All our staff are paid a minimum of $18/hour...
  13. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    I agree but I think we maybe need to look at it from a bit of a higher perspective. The harsh reality is that it is quite possible that quite a few companies large and small may not survive this. We realistically could be looking at a major reshape of the industry in terms of who does what, how...
  14. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Good point. I think after this that people will maybe have a greater appreciation of trees and green spaces and be more willing to maintain rather than remove. Also a potential rise in appreciation for city parks and wilderness areas. Here in NZ we are locked down right across the country, and...
  15. Peetle

    Industry post Covid19

    Like it or not, agree with the response or not, there is going to be some serious economic hell to pay globally, both during and in the immediate aftermath of this virus. It could also potentially be a once in a lifetime opportunity to remake the whole industry for the better. What changes do...
  16. Peetle

    will a chainsaw cut through a steel core lanyard?

    Just as an FYI regarding to the lanyard protection issue. Clogger is in the process of developing a chainsaw protective sleeve for lanyards in conjunction with a well know utility arborist. Cheers Pete Clogger
  17. Peetle

    Battery Powered Chainsaw/Hedge Trimmer

    It's something we have been meaning to clear up for a while as we have some arb companies here that have apparently banned battery saws as they didn't have proof that chainsaw protection worked with them!!!
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