ASV LLC, a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, recently introduced the large-frame, radial-lift Posi-Track RT-75 heavy-duty compact track loader for forestry and excavation. The RT-75 Heavy Duty uses ASV’s patented Posi- Track undercarriage to provide the industry’s highest ground clearance, lowest ground pressure, longest track life and best traction over all types of surfaces, according to the company, from brush and mud to snow and ice. “The RT-75 HD makes our already-tough RT-75 even stronger,” says Jim DiBiagio, ASV general manager. “The design ensures our customers have a machine built for maximum durability, serviceability and productivity in rough and dirty applications. The RT-75 HD allows workers to limit downtime, get more jobs done and achieve a high return on investment.” The RT-75 HD is a customization of the ASV RT-75. The HD features upgraded durability and optimizations for forestry work.
ArborMAX Insurance now provides special consideration for tree care companies that are operating brush chippers equipped with Morbark’s ChipSafe Operator Safety Shield. The consideration is applicable to general liability and worker’s compensation coverages. “We recognize that the ChipSafe Operator Safety Device from Morbark offers operators an additional layer of protection when operating a brush chipper,” says Brian Tunge, ArborMAX vice president of marketing. “We encourage all of our client companies to be safe by providing ongoing training, proper equipment and now by exploring the benefits of having a ChipSafe device on all their brush chippers.” ArborMAX Insurance is the only insurance company endorsed by the Tree Care Industry Association. Special considerations, such as the one for using brush chippers with ChipSafe — in addition to factors such as amount, type and value of equipment for general liability or number of employees and pay for worker’s compensation insurance — are examined, along with loss history, when determining policy premiums.
Arborwear’s new RAC chaps, designed to address issues with traditional chain saw chaps, are now available to be purchased in the safety green color (safety orange is also available). With Arborwear’s patented Daisy Fit system, the RAC chaps feature a strap system where the straps are replaceable if broken or lost. The company’s RAC chaps are also adjustable to various leg sizes and shapes and are engineered for comfort during all-day wear, reducing discomfort and fatigue. Additional features include a six-layer blocking material, heavy nylon with PU coating and DWR for water resistance, left-facing wrap-around pads and 180 degrees of leg protection (apron style only).
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