OUR FLEET

All of our work equipment is inspected and maintained in accordance with PUWER- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998.

This requires our employees to carry out a daily inspection of the company vehicles with findings being recorded on that day. All company plant and machinery is inspected on a weekly basis and all findings are recorded by our employees. In addition, all of our climbing, lowering, and access equipment is inspected in accordance with LOLER – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

JCB Loadall

Due to our expansion into site clearance works our JCB Loadall is a most versatile piece of equipment that allows us to move large diameter timber across rough ground and load woodchip into artics for biomass supply. The machine is capable of lifting 3 tons and can tow a large timber trailer or bulker through sites or down highways.

Mecalac 14MBX

Our latest acquisition is our Mecalac 14 MBX. This machine is fitted with forestry specification floatation tyres. It is a large 14 ton machine and is fitted with our 14" tree shear. Capable of holding and cutting 14" diameter trees and then stacking them up for biomass chipping, we are able to offer this machine as part of our tree felling contracts or as an operated machine on day works. Due to its large tyres we can not only work on rough terrain but we can also work on the road and highways without damaging tarmac.

7.5 TON TIPPER LORRY

Our 7.5 ton tipper lorry has been purpose built to our specific requirements after consulting with our employees and their needs together with the needs of carrying the largest payload possible for this size of a vehicle. As with all of our company vehicles, we have specific areas for carrying all of our daily tools and products whilst making sure our employees are comfortable in their surroundings. All of our vehicles are fitted with fire extinguishers, chemical spill kits, first aid equipment, and welfare products to comply with all of our accreditations.

3.5 TON TIPPER LORRY

Our 3.5 ton tipper lorry has been purpose built to our specific requirements after consulting with our employees and their needs together with the needs of carrying the largest payload possible for this size of vehicle. As with all of our company vehicles we have specific areas for carrying all of our daily tools and products whilst making sure our employees are comfortable in their surroundings. All of our vehicles are fitted with fire extinguishers, chemical spill kits, first aid equipment, and welfare products to comply with all of our accreditations.

18 TON TIMBER REMOVAL LORRY

This vehicle was a direct purchase after evaluating the amount of large trees we fell and carrying out constant in house audits on our work methods. This vehicle is fitted with a crane and timber grab capable of lifting over 7 tons of timber in one piece and loading it directly into the body with no excessive manual handling from our employees. This vehicle is also fitted with a multi lift body so we can leave large bins on site for loading with small logs if required or chipping into on large tree takedowns. Both the crane and multi lift are inspected every 12 months and given a LOLER certificate as required by current health and safety legislation.

26 METRE ACCESS PLATFORM

To comply with the current Health and Safety legislation, when working on trees that are unsafe to climb Heartwood Tree Surgeons Limited operates a 26 metre (85ft) access platform, or ‘Mobile Elevated Work Platform’. In order to competently operate this on site we carry LANTRA operator qualifications and all necessary NPTC qualifications. Our access platform is fully compliant with current LOLER requirements and is thereby inspected every six months by a registered body in accordance with LOLER.

WOOD CHIPPERS

We have wood chippers ranging from 6 inches to 10 inches in capacity. With the ability to feed our chippers from the side when working on the highway we can ensure our employees are working in a safe environment, and with the ability to chip branches of 10 inches in diameter we can quickly and efficiently chip and remove large trees with minimal labour input. As with all of our machinery, we have a strict maintenance and inspection policy to ensure our machines are always up to the task in hand.

STUMP GRINDERS

We have various stump grinders, ranging from small 20hp machines that can fit through a stanndard gateway all the way up to a large 200hp machine that is capable of large site clearances. With this machine we can sit in the safety of the cab and grind stumps 1 metre below ground level. This is quite simply the fastest way to clear stumps on large sites.

4x4 ATV

Our ATV is a 2011 model machine that was purchased to enable our employees to get equipment and themselves across wet or woodland ground where other vehicles can’t get. It is a road registered machine and tows our chippers into position when required. It is also used as part of our ground maintenance contracting with a large powered road brush to the front and for large areas of chemical applications.

4x4 PICKUP

For rural sites and estate work where our clients like the Woodchip spread on site for biodiversity or stacked as habitat in woodlands our teams can get to site efficiently with our 4x4 tipper. We can tow our chippers or trailers across difficult terrain with this vehicle.