What is a tree truck?
A tree truck is a type of a bucket truck that is used by forest management organizations to manage trees and forests. To use a tree truck, a forest management crew will position it near a tree that they want to work on.
One or two men will then climb into the bucket with their tools/equipment and be lifted a spot where they can easily do their work. Tree trucks make forest management easier and faster.
How much does a tree truck cost?
Tree trucks are very expensive to buy. A good quality tree truck will cost approximately $100,000. This is a lot of money and it is the reason why many tree service and forest management businesses prefer to hire tree trucks rather than purchase them and own them.
How wide is a tree trimming truck?
It really depends on the actual type. Some tree trimming trucks are very wide, while others are just ordinary size. For example, a Ford F550 tree trimming truck will have a width of 95 inches.
What is the difference between a tree truck and a chipper truck?
A tree truck is a bucket truck. It is a truck with a bucket that can be lifted to put tree services/ forest management crews in hard to reach spots where they can easily do their work.
On the other hand, a chipper truck is one with a wood chipper – a machine that can cut pieces of wood into chips.
The purpose of owning a chipper truck is to cut tree debris into wood chips onsite for easy and fast clean-up after tree management or forest management work.
The big forest management and tree services companies often send both a tree truck and a chipper truck for big jobs.
Why do bucket trucks park with their buckets in the air?
This is usually for two reasons. The first reason is to check if the hydraulic system for the bucket is working correctly.
If the system is working correctly, the bucket will stay in the exact height where it was set. If it drops, then the hydraulic system needs some work.
The second reason why bucket trucks are parked with their buckets in the air is to prevent theft. It is very difficult to drive off with a bucket truck with its bucket in the air.
What is a chipper truck?
A chipper truck is a tree service/forest management truck. It has a chipper machine at the back to chip tree trunks and branches into wood chips for easy transport off-site.
Some chipper trucks do not have a chipper machine. They simply have a body designed to carry wood chips off-site.
What does a chipper truck do?
A chipper truck chips tree branches and trunks into wood chips for easy transport off-site.
How long do bucket trucks last?
Bucket trucks that are well-maintained can last for up to 20 years. Many companies have bucket trucks that have been in service for more than two decades. So bucket trucks last for a very long time.
How much does a chipper truck weigh?
With wood chips inside its 22 cubic yards body, an F650 chipper truck will weigh 28,076 pounds.
How many yards does a chip truck hold?
Most chip trucks are big trucks such as the Freightliner M2 and the Ford F650. They have a capacity of between 20 and 23 cubic yards.
How much does a truck load of wood chips weigh?
Assuming one has a typically 20-cubic-yard chip truck then the total weight of wood chips it will carry will be 10,000 pounds.
This plus the weight of a big truck carrying a wood chipping machine will be equal to about 28,000 pounds or less.
How much do chipper trucks hold?
Many wood chip trucks have a 20 to 23 cubic yard capacity. And since wood chips weigh about 500 pounds per cubic yard, then a typical chipper truck will carry between 10,000 and 11,500 pounds of wood chips.
This will make it perfect for even big jobs because rarely do tree service crews or forest management crews do work that results in more than 10,000 pounds of wood chips.
How wide is a chipper truck?
The typical chipper truck is about 8.5 feet wide.