When it comes to tree services, there are certain aspects that must be taken into account when using hydraulic tools. Logging and chainsaw processing are usually feasible for any kind of treatment, but they come with a decrease in productivity compared to mechanical options. This can lead to an increase in treatment costs. Hydraulic tools are especially useful for placing equipment on trees, removing “hangers”, and providing a safety tool for climbers.
These tools operate at 4,000 PSI, but the pressure needed to penetrate the skin is only 100 PSI. Learning to climb a tree is relatively easy, but working on the tree is time consuming and requires an ongoing learning process. When felling a tree, it's important to consider the potential for falling objects, including the tree itself, branches, and small trees. To ensure safety, it's helpful to imagine a hinge in the trunk of the tree that acts as a pivot point. When using hydraulic tools for tree services, it's important to understand the safety protocols and procedures.
It's also important to understand the different types of tools available and how they can be used effectively. For example, hydraulic saws are used for cutting branches and logs, while hydraulic shears are used for trimming branches and removing hangers. Hydraulic drills are used for drilling holes in trees and other objects. It's also important to understand the different types of hydraulic fluids available and how they can affect the performance of the tools. For example, some fluids are designed to reduce friction while others are designed to increase pressure.
It's also important to understand how different types of hydraulic fluids interact with each other. Finally, it's important to understand how hydraulic tools can be used safely and effectively. Proper maintenance is essential for ensuring that the tools are working properly and safely. It's also important to understand how to use the tools correctly and safely in order to avoid accidents or injuries.