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Starting a tree trimming business or are you looking to upgrade your equipment for your existing business? Arborists have many different services they can offer in their market area. This would include servicing both residential and commercial clients. Making sure you have the right equipment for the job will be the key to having a successful business. Check out our list of essential tools and equipment needed for a successful tree care operation.
If you’re just starting out, you’ll want to have a good understanding of the local market. What is the demand, is there a higher demand for residential or commercial or possibly both. Newer developments or communities might not have the immediate demand for larger equipment like bucket trucks which are typically used to service older trees which are typically larger and taller. Will you be providing additional landscaping services or will you be sticking to trees and shrubs? Adding other services will increase your ability to make additional revenue for the business but you will also need additional equipment.
Liability Insurance is another thing you may need to do some research on. This industry is accident prone, and with the type of machinery you will be using, you need to consider getting quotes for liability insurance.
If this is going to be a new venture for you, and if you have limited funds it might be best to carve out a niche and then build the business by adding additional services later once you’ve established your clientele. Knowing all of these questions and making a sound business plan will help point you in the right direction when it comes to figuring out the type of equipment you’ll need for your business.
Trimming trees is an essential part of landscaping and requires the use of specialized equipment. This article will cover the essential equipment for tree trimming, including chainsaws, pruning shears, pole saws, ladders, safety equipment, and more. It will also cover the different types of tree trimming and the equipment required for each.
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Before diving into the equipment, it’s important to understand the different types of tree trimming. The two main types are:
Fine pruning involves removing small limbs to improve the tree’s overall appearance. This type of pruning requires precision and is best done with hand-held equipment.
Standard pruning involves more significant cuts and is often done to improve the tree’s structure or to remove dead or diseased limbs. This type of pruning requires more heavy-duty equipment.
Stump grinders are used to remove tree stumps after the tree has been cut down. They come in different sizes and are either operated by hand or by a machine.
Leaf blowers are used to blow away leaves and debris from the ground after tree trimming. They can also be used to clear debris from gutters and roofs.
Step 1: Pick out your equipment: even if you have to shop for a few online, we’ll need to know approximately what your budget is. If you already have a quote or invoice from the dealer, that’ll work just as well. (Keep in mind, if you haven’t picked one out or if you don’t have the time to find one, get an idea on the price and we can work with that)
Step 2: Know your numbers, whether you’re looking for a used $2,000 utility trailer to carry your equipment or a $50,000 brand new Vermeer wood chipper, you’ll want to be sure to have a budget set for this added investment. Depending on the finance amount, typically you will not need to have a business plan, nor would you need financials or tax returns. But before making a purchase, it’s wise to run some numbers and projections on the benefits of adding this asset to your books.
Step 3: Get pre-approved for financing prior to signing any agreement or paying any deposit. The last thing you want to do is back yourself in the corner by paying a deposit for this equipment and not being able to find the financing. Of course, we’re able to secure financing for the majority of our clients, but there are still some instances where a client might not be able to proceed with the financing terms that are presented to them. If you have a few minutes, you should call us at 888-565-6692 and speak to one of our advisors. They can walk you through the simple process and address any questions you might have. Our chat help desk is typically open from 6 am PST to 11 pm PST 7 days a week. Once you’ve found out what you are eligible for, now comes the fun part… Start shopping!
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