Sennebogen Tree Service Blog

What It’s Like to Operate a SENNEBOGEN Tree Care Handler

The tree care industry is competitive, dangerous, and demanding.

Keeping up with damage from wildfires, storms, and hurricanes is one issue. Finding skilled arborists to do ongoing tree maintenance is another. 

Here’s what it’s like to be the operator of a SENNEBOGEN tree care handler and how this machine can make the experience easier, faster, and safer.

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How SENNEBOGEN UPtime Repair Kits Save Operators Time and Money

When you have to stop everything for a small repair, you’re losing money. It’s that simple.

Every minute your SENNEBOGEN equipment is out of service affects your business. Waiting on a technician to come fix the issue only adds time to the clock. Plus, having to pay that worker to do the job subtracts money from your wallet. 

That’s why it’s important to make service, maintenance, and repairs easy—and fast. Why not turn your downtime into uptime by proactively organizing all the required parts and tools for specific tasks?

SENNEBOGEN’S UPtime kits allow you to streamline the repair process. In this article, we’ll introduce you to a variety of kits as well as their components, value, and potential impact on your business.

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Why SENNEBOGEN Is Customer-Centric & Support-Focused

Customer service isn’t what it used to be.

Many businesses just want to boast about their product or service and tell you why you should buy it. While the SENNEBOGEN team is proud of our robust line of material handlers, we’re busy doing something else.

We’re listening.

At SENNEBOGEN, we want to keep your machine fully operational as long as possible by providing fast and efficient customer service. Our first-class quality team will do whatever it takes to decrease your downtime, so you can make more money.

SENNEBOGEN works with customers to deliver a lifetime of productivity—before and after the sale. Here are the different types of customer service we offer to help you through each stage of your journey with our tree-handling machines.

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Why SENNEBOGEN Training Is Free & Accessible for Dealers & Customers

You invested in SENNEBOGEN because you wanted a machine that was safe, efficient, and simple. A little bit of support never hurt anyone, either. 

We’ve got your back. In fact, our dependability goes way beyond your initial purchase. 

We want you to learn everything there is to know about your SENNEBOGEN machine. That’s why we made our factory training available to all of our customers—for free.

In this article, you will discover more about the SENNEBOGEN Training Center, who is eligible to enroll in these courses, and what you’ll learn from tree-care operator training.

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Comparing Bucket Trucks to the 718 Tree-Handler

Most tree service workers are skilled at the traditional method of tree climbing to trim branches and dismantle trunks section-by-section. But, this occupation didn't become one of the most dangerous in the country due to lack of skilled tree cutters.

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Testimonial From The First SENNEBOGEN 718 Operator - Rob Frost

Discover what the very first American operator of the SENNEBOGEN 718 has to say about the machine's impressive performance during storm cleanup operations.

"Because of the speed, because of the effortless work that it takes - It's a game changer!"

The SENNEBOGEN 718 is purpose-built to do one job - to safely cut and remove trees faster, more efficiently, and with one operator. The arbor industry employs workers to perform some of the most dangerous job duties in the country. Giant trees fall, heavy limbs cause major destruction, and injuries are common. Rob spoke about the increased safety the 718 brings to an industry that features long hours of physical work.

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Feller Buncher vs. 718 Tree-Handler

An important aspect of operating a tree service is making decisions regarding what types of equipment will give you faster production, a safer operation, and will minimize potential damage to the surrounding environment or property.

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718 with mulcher attachment vs dedicated mulcher

Different types of jobs require different tools that best fit those jobs.  Thus, tree services often have an array of equipment they utilize in different situations for maximum efficiency, safety, and speed.

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718 Tree Handler vs. An Excavator With Attachments

The first hydraulic excavator was originally developed for the construction of the Hull docks in 1882.  Over the last century it has become the Swiss army knife of construction, demolition, mining and forestry job sites just to name a few. For example, in this comparison, we assess excavators fitted with thumb attachments, tree shears, circular saws, and mulcher/mowers to adapt them for cutting trees, shredding limbs or mowing dense undergrowth.

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SENNEBOGEN 718 Tree Handler  vs. a Crane

The Sennebogen 718  is an innovative tree handler that can successfully conduct tree removal operations by cutting and lifting sections of trees safely over buildings and obstructions or under power lines.  Its hand-like motion offers a great degree of precision and control that other equipment lack.

However, cranes are a popular tool used in tree removal projects and are often used in large tree removals. 

This article will discuss the differences between the equipment and when to use one vs the other.

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