Vegetation Management Equipment

Vegetation Management Equipment

 

Chainsaw

chainsaw
Despite many advancements in equipment available to the Line Clearance Arborist, the traditional chainsaw is still the most common tool for tree trimming.

 

Chipper

DCEC's Wood ChipperDwayne Johnson Feeding Wood Chipper
This chipping machine takes tree limbs and chops them into wood chips that can be used for various purposes as mulch and landscaping material.  The Cooperative uses the chipper when wood waste is created within the landscaped and maintained portion of a member’s property.

Skidder bucket

Used in off-road portions of the ROW.  A crew member uses the bucket in an elevated position to trim branches of trees growing in from the side of the ROW toward the electric lines.

 

Tree bucket

limbing
Used on and near the road.  A crew member uses the bucket in an elevated position to trim branches of trees growing in from the side of the ROW toward the electric lines.

 

Mower

mower
This mowing machine is much like the brush hog that you or your neighbor may own.  The only difference is that the Cooperative’s mower is built of very heavy steel to enable it to withstand hours of use each day with minimal maintenance.