Are you starting a tree service company or are just looking to fill your tool shed with some useful items that will let you take care of your trees regularly? Tree service equipment is pretty straightforward, but it still pays to know the best manufacturer of each tool so that you don’t experience any malfunctions or let-downs when the going gets tough.
Here are some of the best companies for tree service equipment grouped based on tool type.
Tree Service Equipment Companies
Shears, prunes and scissors: If you’re looking for a perfect blend of professional and affordable, you might want to consider Fiskars as your company of choice. Their inventory of manual tree service tools and accessories is impressive: from quality bypass pruners for as little as $10 to powerful shears from $20 onwards to $40 stick pruners that let you reach those tall troubled branches without issues, Fiskars never seems to run out of top-notch pruning equipment.
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If you’re a tree service professional, you’ll want to focus on the pro versions of their tools (which are still affordable however you look at it): $30 for professional pruners and $80 for specialized manual saws hardly seems like a huge expense.
Fiskars also sells sets of tree service equipment that are geared towards the average individual with average needs who doesn’t want to go through the hassle of finding out exactly what tools are necessary for proper pruning. Their sets go from around $150 and generally include a pruner, an all-around saw and some sticks to cut the far-out branches down. As mentioned, if you’re a professional, you’ll definitely want to handpick each tool to get the most out of your trade.
Chainaws: Can’t leave home without a quality saw if you’re a tree service contractor (except for, you know, whenever you’re not on the job). There are multiple chainsaws every professional should have in their inventory depending on the type of tree they’re cutting down, although the battle of the brands generally comes down to Stihl and Husqvarna.
For an all-purpose pro chainsaw, you’ll want to look at the $600 Husqvarna 500 XP that will cut down even the most menacing trees with ease – there’s also the more affordable yet still ultra-powerful Stihl MS 251 going for around $400 brand-new. For specialized chainsaws, consider the maintenance-oriented Stihl MS 193 with a short ‘surgery’ blade priced at around $350 and also a mechanical pole pruner like Stihl’s HT 101 that can go for as much as $600.
The tools listed above should form the basis of your tree service equipment, although there’s one more ‘tool’ to consider for those looking for a full kit…
Stump grinder: Once you’ve chopped those trees down, your customers will probably want you to do away with the stumps as well. To accomplish this difficult task, you’ll need an expensive and powerful stump grinder machine.
The prices of these can vary, although you can generally count on them being the most expensive purchase your company makes – anywhere from $1,500 for a push model like DR’s Premier all the way to $15,000 for something like Carlton’s self-propelled monster, the 4012.