Varnholt’s Ruthmann Steiger T 360.

Varnholt’s Ruthmann Steiger T 360.

Park maintenance specialist Varnholt is using its new 36m working height Ruthmann Steiger T 360 truck mount for tree-cutting assignments in the Bielefeld forest, Germany.

Heiner Varnholt said, “We are experts in our field and work systematically in every aspect of our business. In our line of work, proper know-how is just as important as having the right kind of machinery. Let’s be honest. It is not easy to climb tall trees, equipped with only a rope and chainsaw, without getting a queasy feeling in the stomach. In order to carry out tasks in the safest and most efficient manner, professional truck-mounted aerial work platforms – such as our T 360 – are the only sensible choice. Its easy handling, excellent technical features, amazing performance capabilities, and compact dimensions make it all possible”.

To prevent dead branches from falling onto pedestrians below, regular tree cutting is essential. Pruning also invigorates trees and protects them from disease.

On a recent pruning assignment in a Bielefeld forest, the T 360 was positioned and stabilised on narrow forest paths to make tree branches more accessible from inside the work basket. The Varnholt team had to overcome fences and bushes before carefully manoeuvring amongst the trees with great precision. The T 360 – with its 30.9 m lateral outreach at 100 kg basket load and 185° swivelling Rüssel jib was useful for trimming several trees simultaneously without having to reposition the truck mount, said the company, based in Gütersloh.

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