Thank you, I don’t know why but that never occurred to me. I will be certain to make my purchase from one of the forum sponsors instead. It makes a lot more sense to support them and I’m glad you brought it upBuy it from Wesspur or one of the other independent arb supply companies instead of Amazon
Moving forward I’m going to consider purpose built footwear an essential piece of equipment.
They’re really nice. These ones say made in USA. I don’t know how old they are but they’re brand new except the two days I’ve worn them. I’m doubtful they’ll get used with gaffs as he really doesn’t like to remove trees unless he has to. Plus it’ll be a while before I get the opportunity to start climbing at work.RedWing logger boots?
A lot of folks around here that don’t do tree work wear them all day long. I don’t think they’re comfortable for everyday wear, but to each their own.
Decent boot for spur climbing. Or at least they used to be. I hear quality has suffered since production moved to China.
That’s awesome though, sounds like a great boss considering it’s so early in the position.
Once I save up a bit I’ll probably buy a pair of hiking boots like Tom suggested. It may be a little, but for now I’m just extremely grateful that the boss man was so quick to give me a pair of anything that wasn’t my Harley bootsLow heels for ground pounding.
Not sure your size but here's an example of some of the deals you can find on treebay. Thread 'Red Wing logger boots' https://www.treebuzz.com/forum/threads/red-wing-logger-boots.44601/Once I save up a bit I’ll probably buy a pair of hiking boots like Tom suggested. It may be a little, but for now I’m just extremely grateful that the boss man was so quick to give me a pair of anything that wasn’t my Harley boots
It’s a very legitimate cause for alarm. However, I’ve seen and used some old sketchy equipment (earsted change their name to hyster sometime in the 1920’ or earlier). But this was while working for the most safety conscious person I have ever worked with. His climbing saddle was made in the 70’s and literally had throw line holding his leg loops (vrs the tree mo slap you in the ass bungee), but how it was rigged it was bombproof where all the critical components were replaced as needed or made of steel.This is so much tougher than it looks. Even in the companies with good reviews, I’ll look through customer photos on Google and no one is wearing hard hats, safety colors, and all the equipment is in rough shape; like the rusted up chipper that appeared to be strapped to a trailer that had a sheet of plywood as the trailer deck. Am I being overly critical in my search or are these things to genuinely be concerned about? There is one Bartlett location a little over an hour from me but they don’t have any job listings posted. I’m strongly considering giving them a call anyway but the pay would have to be at least fair (providing they did have an opening at all) to justify driving 2-1/2 hours every day