The answer is a Lift with 6 individual 2’x6’ texture/smooth translucent AlturnaMats. You will leave zero trace and in no time flat.What kinds of jobs are you referring to by “not able to do the same jobs with different equipment and crew?” Emergency storm damage in general or huge trees resting on houses, etc.?
It doesn’t take us long to move brush and wood and clean up the yard. That’s why I’m not necessarily in a rush for a mini or bobcat. We have a system down for cleanups. My interest in the lift, and I’ve considered a brand new lift versus used, is because it would help me to take on a broader range of jobs, get into bigger removals, etc. while increasing efficiency in addition to the pruning work.
Even if a job can be done climbing, a lift or bucket does increase efficiency. And with a lift you can do more than with a bucket in my opinion. I don’t really want to be driving a bucket truck on people’s lawns and leaving big tire tracks. With a lift any indentation / marks would be much less significant than the bucket truck. Plus getting into tighter areas, backyards etc.