When you pair a Magni Rotating Telehandler with the Woodcracker tree cutting attachment, you get “one word: efficiency” according to Andrew Scherdin, owner of Flower City Tree. Flower City Tree in Rochester NY, purchased a Magni RTH6.30 with a Woodcracker tree cutting attachment from Empire Crane Company.
Before purchasing the Magni, Flower City Tree’s crews would consist of 5 people on a jobsite utilizing cranes and bucket trucks to remove tree limbs. When performing tree services with these types of equipment, someone must climb the tree and set a sling on the wood that will be cut. Once cut, the weight of the wood causes pendulums and movement while it’s being transferred to the ground.
“With the Magni and Woodcracker, once you grab onto a piece of wood, you can rest assured that it is stable,” says Scherdin. He continues, “We do a lot of work over houses and in tight areas with power lines, so our tolerance for mess-ups is zero. It’s more efficient and it’s way safer.” With the Magni, Flower City Tree typically only sends one operator and two grounds people for processing (chipping or loading onto grapple trucks).
Mike Baron, Empire Crane Company’s Western NY Salesman commented, “With the unpredictable Rochester weather and harsh winters, a Magni lets Flower City have less people working outdoors as they would with a bucket truck or certain types of cranes. They not only eliminate the person in the tree, but their operator can sit in comfort with heat or AC.”
Empire Crane is the local Magni dealer for Western NY. Having an authorized service provider only an hour away influenced Scherdin’s purchasing decision over other rotating telehandler manufacturers.
“Before buying the Magni we were probably already the most efficient tree company in the area compared to our competitors. With the Magni, we’re probably 5 times faster than the standard bucket truck (roping and rigging) operation, and twice as fast as with a crane’ Scherdin says, ‘all with less people.”
The Magni RTH6.30 has a 13,200 lb lifing capacity and can reach up to 97’ 9”. It is equipped with scissor stabilizers for safety and stability during working maneuvers. Magni rotating telehandlers are compatible with a number of attachments including: forks, jibs, man baskets, rotating forks, buckets, winches, and more.
Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. Empire Crane is an authorized dealer for Tadano ATF All Terrain Cranes, Tadano GR Rough Terrain Cranes, Demag Tadano Group, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Broderson, Magni Telehandlers, and Wolffkran Tower Cranes. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, service & rentals at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA. For more information, please visit: www.EmpireCrane.com
Flower City Tree was founded in 2013 and is located in Rochester, NY. They are accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). They provide tree care services to residential, commercial, and municipal clients. They also produce high quality wood products from local trees where all wood comes from trees that were cut down for a reason other than timber value. Urban wood is recycled as mulch or firewood and they take every measure to repurpose all material into usable products. For more information, please visit: https://www.flowercitytree.com/
source: Jayna Meshram Creative, LLC