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I've seen that thing in operation before, but I don't recall the pilot being so...so....all over the place. He makes it look like it's a handfull to operate.

I'm sure it's just a hacking machine without much precision and I'm sure, for it's intended use along secluded powerlines, it's much faster and cheaper than sending out a crew with chain saws and trimmers.

I wonder how it drives the saws? Looks like alot of power is needed.

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Fenestron where did you see this rig working? somewhere north of the 49th?

 

My guess is electric over hydraulic.

 

Are those circular saw blades, or idlers for a continuous chain?

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last time we ran a prunner we lengthend the line as it had a tendancy to throw debris towards the helicopter. Although the design was much different from the one shown in this video.

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The covered unit above all those blades, but also on the line is a large CC. snowmobile engine that drives it all and there's a quick-disconnect in case of trouble..........and "NO!".....you don't want to do it with a short line. Causes one to have a "bad hair day" I'm told. :down: :lol:

 

Saw one operating under contract to Arkansas State for their power grid. Arkansas is the poorest State in the Union, so you don't want to know and wouldn't believe what that dude is making per day under contract. Then again......a steady paycheque is a steady paycheque. :lol:

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