Newcomb’s Tree Service LLC owns two cranes. Our large crane is a 36-ton heavy-duty hydraulic crane with a telescopic boom and our small crane is 17.5-ton heavy-duty hydraulic crane with a telescopic boom. A crane is a vehicle / truck that is a large piece of machinery and is assembled on site. It involves a system of pulleys and cables that can lift massive amounts of weight over a distance. It is able to lift heavy logs, trunks, branches, and many other things over structures that are too close to the tree to ensure a safe standard take-down method. A crane can hold and carry the limbs and trunk a distance; for example the trees can be moved from the backyard, passing over the pool, and over the roof of your house, past the front yard and to the curb.
The crane is useful in several different kinds of circumstances:
- When trees are in precarious, enclosed, oddly angled or otherwise difficult locations.
- Trees that are difficult to reach, to get to with equipment are crane-ready.
- Trees that are leaning over a house, pool, car, or entangled in electric wires, severely dead or badly decayed are crane ready to be sure.
Basically, trees that just cannot be safely climbed and taken apart piece by piece but rather plucked from its site, and lifted over, and away from the situation.
The crane eliminates a lot of the potential hazards that can present themselves in the takedown process. It protects the climber, the crew, the surrounding people, and property. It is always a site to see to be sure. The drama and the precision, the immensity and magic of a crane job is just magnificent. The crane operator and climber astonishing courage and precision, preparing them to be lifted and taken by the crane. Wow! The moments of tense silence as the tree is literally lifted high up in the air and over a customer’s house — exhilarating! The neighbors all come out to see the show.