I'm curious as to why they have the booms extended when they're parked. Can anyone shed some light on that for me? Thank you in advance.
'Storm Response Team' gathering at Clarion Hotel, Batavia
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 28, 2012 - 7:46pm
Some 30 to 40 tree-trimming trucks owned by Nelson Tree Service are parked at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia.
One pickup truck at the location had a placard on it that read "Storm Response Team."
A manager on location would not provide further information and referred us to National Grid. We've contacted the power company's after-hours media number and have not yet received a response.
When we stopped by, managers were huddled in a small conference room with phones, laptops and maps spread about. Dozens of men in OSHA-approved vests were milling about outside and in the lobby.
Nelson Tree Service is based in Dayton, Ohio.
a few possible reasons as far as I know... Sometimes they leave their tools in there, and it's pretty tough to get up to the bucket to steal the tools if it's raised up.
and also it helps keeping kids from playing in the buckets and causing a liability issue.
It's also harder to steal it (the truck)... Can't exactly tow it away with the boom up and outriggers down now can you?
Hey Howard, what do they do with all of the downed trees? Where do they drop them all off?
I wouldn't mind them all in my yard....
There are also multiple trucks in the Days Inn parking lot.
Michael, they have a large wood chipper on site to grind the limbs they trim up into wood chips.