Powered access equipment for tree and arborist works
Tree Surgeons working at height safely using Spider Lifts
Due to the high number of accidents in the arboricultural industry, the Health and Safety Executive recommend the safe and effective use of MEWPs. Tree surgeons (or arborists) are at risk of injury whilst carrying out tree work. This can be due to unstable ground conditions or rough terrain, overhead problems or trying to reach high enough heights safely
Spider Lift MEWPs are one of the safest and most efficient ways of working at height. They provide a stable platform for the operator and all tools, can be quick and easy to set up and operate so you can access the top of tall trees with minimal effort and without the need for climbing.
Generally, spider lifts grant access to work on trees – using the extendible arms for this task. These machines are such a useful equipment to use to access all those branches right up towards the top of the tallest trees.
AFI specialised lifting equipment enables tree surgeons to
Keep Tree Surgeons safe whilst working at height
Spider Lifts provide safe and efficient access to the and allow the removal of trees that are unsafe to climb, particularly where trees have decayed and wouldn't be safe to climb They are ideal for working high up in the canopy.
Set-up Spider Lift on rough terrain ground conditions
A spider lift machine has "legs" that lock into place to ensure stability. This allows arborists to set up on steep banks, uneven ground or soft terrain to access trees.
Reach heights required for removing trees of various heights
Our wide range of spider lifts can reach as high as 33 metres. This enables tree surgeons to reach tall trees that are growing in small, confined spaces and can’t be removed by other means.
Spider lifts are compact and can fit through narrow spaces including most gates and between most structures to get the job done.
Prevent damage to the ground
Some powered access machines can cause deep ruts on soft ground. The spider lift moves using tracks rather than wheels and its lightweight means that it is perfect for use on soft or delicate ground conditions.
We have next-day delivery available for emergency tree work and long-term hires if you need access to carry out routine or ongoing tree works. Spider Lifts are available for operated or platform-only. Contact our knowledgeable team for your next hire, or if you are looking to purchase a new or pre-owned spider lift.
Our range of specialist truck mounted cherry pickers come with fully trained operators. We also offer IPAF training for those who are operating powered access machines through our training division UTN Training.
Our JLG 15m, 26m and the Hinowa 17m spider boom lifts are particularly ideal for this sort of working at height activity but we have a wide range of spider lifts on offer for hire. Spider lifts are known for their ability to be easily moved on your job sites and have greater access in hard-to-reach areas. Our specialist team will assist tree surgeons to perform a wide variety of tree work at height that would otherwise be unsafe or cost-prohibitive.
Popular powered access machines used for tree surgery and arboriculture projects
15m Diesel Track Mounted
23m Bi-Energy Track Mounted
21m Diesel Truck Mounted
16m Diesel Articulated Boom
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We adhere to the highest safety standards, with well maintained, high-quality equipment from the leading brands in the industry, such as Skyjack, JLG, Genie and Niftylift. Machines are inspected prior to each delivery and upon collection. AFI's continuous commitment to safety ensures you will be able to meet your workplace safety obligations without interruption.
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