A Case CX210B excavator, available from CASE Construction Equipment , will underpin Australia’s first helicopter-excavator tree-trimming operation. Clinton Andrew, Proprietor, CJ Andrew Plumbing and Excavation, designed the custom-made tree-trimming saw that attaches to the CX210B excavator, making light work of an otherwise tricky job.
Working with Helimatic Australia, CJ Andrew Plumbing and Excavation have created a complete package that provides the best of both worlds: a fast and cost-effective ground crew plus a safe and efficient helicopter option for trimming trees around dangerous power lines. The helicopter has a row of ten 2 foot saw blades hanging off it so it can trim trees around power lines quickly, precisely and safely.
According to Clinton Andrew, they needed an excavator that would be stable and reliable. They have a few Case machines, including a 50th anniversary backhoe, a Case CX135SR excavator and a Case CX50B compact excavator. Not once have they had a breakdown, the dealer support is outstanding and the price is spot on, so they knew they would choose a Case excavator.
The Case CX210B excavator’s 20-tonne weight makes it easy to transport, while its long tracks give it extra stability, which is essential for the dangerous, precise overhead work of tree-trimming. The powerful and responsive hydraulics ensure the saw performs its delicate operations smoothly.
Clinton Andrew and his team have written extensive and specific OH&S policies covering every eventuality. At each new job, regardless of the customer’s requirements, Clinton and the team assess the site from every conceivable angle. They then come up with a plan of attack and make sure that everyone on the team is aware of their responsibilities and risks.
Offering such varied services, it is no surprise that the CX210B excavator’s quick hitch system was particularly attractive to Clinton, because it would allow him to use the excavator for other work besides trimming trees.