Red Bull Branched Out

Red Bull Branched Out, in partnership with Arboriculture AustraliaTM, is ready for its third running. The venue for this year will be Kapunda, South Australia, where 150 of the world’s best tree climbers will go against each other in a timed race.

The Red Bull Branched Out Tree Climbing Event is a new, exciting and physically challenging four- round elimination competition. In partnership once more with Arboriculture Australia, and Kapunda (SA), the three-day ‘one of its kind’ speed tree climbing event will be held on October 17, 18 and 19, 2019.

Now in its third year, Red Bull Branched Out 2019 is one not to be missed. The unique skill-based format challenges tree climbers to hit several targets in the 30 meter high tree canopy, starting at the top and swinging from fixed ropes descending down to the ground.

Up for grab a $25,000 prize in cash and over $50,000 of equipment and kit to be won, which make this the largest prize pool on offer for any tree climbing event in the world.

In each round, all climbers that have qualified for the round must attempt a tree circuit according to the rules. After each round, a designated proportion of climbers will be eliminated; climbers with the fastest times will progress through to the next round.

The fastest male and female climber to complete the Grand Final Circuit will be announced as the Red Bull Branched Out Champions for 2019.

For more information visit the event Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ events/435154957300584/

To take part to the event please register at https://www.redbull.com/au-en/events/red-bull-branched-out

September 17, 2019 / by / in , , ,

This month we look into new minimum wage rates in place since July 1, 2019, as well as into a significant ruling on a workers compensation case.

National Wage CaseTTIA News

The Fair Work Commission released the tenth annual minimum wage review decision under the Fair Work Act, 2009 on May 30, 2019.

This decision increased the modern award wage rates by 3.0 percent and the national minimum wage from $719.20 per week to $740.80 per week, or $19.49 per hour based on a 38-hour working week.

Last year’s increase was 3.5 percent. The increased rates took effect from the first full pay period starting on or after July 1, 2019.

All tree contractors should ensure they are meeting the new minimum obligations from July 1, 2019. Please note that the increase was fully absorbable into over-award payments.

Tree contractors with any queries in regard to paying rates, please contact TTIA on (02) 9264 0011.

Ruling On Workers Compensation At A Work Event

When I hear employers and Members talk of their experiences with the worker’s compensation system, I normally see the abject pain and helplessness displayed on their normally pleasant facial expressions. Invariably, the issue of unfair liability arises from business owners who rightly claim many injuries seem to have originated from a previous employer, or outside an employee’s working time, yet somehow the medical profession and/or the court/tribunal system pulls them into a costly liability situation.

In a recent South Australian Employment Tribunal hearing (Power v Return to Work South Australia, May 2019), a significant matter was dealt with where an employee sustained an injury at a workplace function; namely, he fell over and hit his head after attending an awards night hosted by his employer.

Whilst the employee had not consumed alcohol during the ceremony, it was noticed by several witnesses that he was walking unsteadily, and his eyes were rolled back. It was observed the employee collided with a bathroom door handle before falling backward and hitting his head on the hard bathroom floor.

A witness left the scene immediately to seek assistance as blood flowed freely from the back of the employee’s head and ears.

In the aftermath, the employee sustained serious head injuries and had amnesia from the injury and absolutely no recollection of the incident. He took the firm legal position that he had been attending the function at his employer’s request and therefore the injury was sustained in the course of his work.

The South Australian Employment Tribunal considered the incident as it applied to the State’s Return to Work Act 2014. This Act provides that for an injury to be considered work-related and compensable, there are two basic requirements. Firstly, the injury must arise in the course of the person’s employment. Secondly, the worker’s employment must be a significant cause of the injury.

In this case, the judge found that only one of these conditions was satisfied. The judge found that while the injury had occurred in the course of the man’s employment, the injury arose from a pre-existing medical condition that just happened to manifest itself at work but without his employment being a contributing factor.

The key finding in this judgment was that his employment was not in any real or meaningful sense a significant contributing cause of the injury.

Now, none of this means that as employers we don’t need to take steps to limit liability when hosting workplace functions. TTIA has provided guidelines on this issue in the past which tree contractor members are welcome to access.

However, the significance of this case is that it is not enough for an employee’s injury to occur in the course of his/her employment. The employment must also be a significant contributing cause of the injury.

Please contact TTIA on (02) 9264 0011 if you wish to have further information.

Brian Beecroft

Chief Executive Officer

September 15, 2019 / by / in , , ,
Brute Force

The Model 16-24 Wood Processor: it’s time to cut and split.

It’s shaping up as a busy second half of the year for Vicon International, which is set to introduce a number of new products to its range of attachments, screeners, hogs, crushers and grapple saws, including the Brute Force Model 16-24 Wood Processor and a number of Remet CNC Technology wood chippers.

Commercial Quality Firewood Processor – Great Production In A Small Package

The Brute Force 16-24 is a great value in a small firewood processor. With its standard 32hp Kohler big block petrol engine, it’s one of the most powerful processors in its class. The 16-24 is capable of producing from 1 to 2.5 cords per hour and will process up to 450mm diameter logs.

This machine comes standard with a 2 strand live deck that converts into a log lift and is easily lowered and raised with the electric powered winch. The integrated, 3600mm, hydraulically operated chain conveyor, allows for easy loading of firewood into a trailer or truck tray.

Joystick controls operate the hydraulic saw, clamp, live deck, and log infeed conveyor. It comes standard with a hydraulically operated 4 way wedge, electric bar oiler and hydraulic oil cooler. Other standard features include last log measuring grid, integrated tail lights and round log trough for better handling of crooked logs.

All Brute Force firewood processors are built to withstand the rigors of daily firewood production.

Standard features of the Brute Force 16-24 Include:

  • 400mm (460mm max) diameter cut
  • Round log trough
  • 32hp Kohler industrial petrol engine
  • 2 strand hydraulic live deck
  • 4 way hydraulically adjustable splitting head
  • Piston saw motor
  • Automatic chain oiler
  • Fenders and tail lights
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • 3600mm hydraulic conveyor

For more information visit www.vicon.com.au

September 12, 2019 / by / in , , ,
Winner Winner!

Thanks to our friends at Husqvarna, the Telescopic Pole Saw has been the hot prize of the year, and now one lucky subscriber of The Australian Arbor Age gets to take it home!

And the winner is…Gregory Sawyer from Hornsby, NSW. Gregory was very surprised and happy when we contacted him with the news of his win. He is looking forward to working with his new Husqvarna Telescopic Pole Saw.

Gregory had an interesting story to share with us: “I was in the Army for 12 years and wanted another physically challenging job where I would be working outside and I thought arboriculture work would suit me well. I am currently doing my Certificate 3 with TAFE NSW Ryde.

I’m currently working for my friend at Sherwood Tree Services. Our work take us across to the Blue Mountains up to Hunter Valley and across Sydney. We also do a lot of tree work on Berowra Waters on the Hawkesbury River. Tree work on the river is always fun but can be quite challenging with incredibly steep drags and access by boat only. The daily view never gets old though

I’ve found The Australian Arbor Age magazine to be a terrific resource for

information. Working in a very small company my exposure to the industry is quite limited. It helps me stay current and relevant to what is happening elsewhere.

A huge thanks as I was lucky enough to have been drawn to win the Husqvarna prize for subscribing.”

The Husqvarna Telescopic Pole Saw has all the features that will help Gregory manage the trickiest of tasks.

It offers maximum performance and durability with low weight, excellent ergonomics and quiet operation for use in any location at any time of day. With its 5m telescopic reach, its performance surpasses petrol equivalents.

We’ll keep in touch with Gregory to hear how he’s put his new Telescopic Pole Saw through its paces.

Thanks to the team at Husqvarna for their long-term support and we wish all our subscribers good luck for our next draw.

See details of the brand new 2019-2020 prize offering on page 80-81.

For more information regarding subscriptions, turn to page 81, call (02) 9452 4517 or subscribe online in a few clicks at www.arborage.com.au

September 10, 2019 / by / in , , ,
Tree Care Machinery’s Annual Conference Experience

Representatives from Tree Care Machinery (TCM) attended Arboriculture Australia’s Annual Conference, Trade Show and ATCC at the Alice Springs Convention Centre in May.

The Arboriculture Australia’s Annual Conference, Trade Show and ATCC was well organised, entertaining and most importantly, provided a platform for companies, individuals, guest speakers and competitors to foster relationships and help bring the industry together.

For TCM, it was a prime opportunity for networking and to display their new range of products at a stall during the trade show. Their unique range, that includes products from around the globe, was well received by attendees and complimented their ever-growing online store — www.treecaremach.com.au.

While networking at the event, TCM staff met ACT Arborist, Maja Blasch. Maja is an accomplished climber who is very well respected within the Arboriculture industry. Tree Care Machinery have decided to sponsor Maja in the upcoming ITCC World Tree Climbing Championship in Knoxville, Texas from August 9-11, 2019.

Maja will be representing Australia as she competes against some of the best climbers in the world. Congratulations to the winners of the Australian Tree Climbing Championships and all involved in what was a successful and inspiring event.

Thank you to Arboriculture Australia for their efforts. TCM can’t wait to be part of next year’s conference on the Gold Coast.

For further information visit www.treecaremach.com.au

September 8, 2019 / by / in , ,
Push, Lift And Load

Himac manufactures and supplies forward-thinking skid steer attachments to increase your work efficiency and produce optimum results with every use.

Never heard of Himac?

You may be thinking “who is this new kid on the block?” – well, Himac has been in the attachments game for more than 17 years. During this time, they have expanded their workforce and manufacturing prowess tenfold to bring Australia the very best machinery attachments.

Himac offers an impressive product range designed to suit skid steers/track loaders, ag loaders, and telehandlers as well as a streamlined selection of mini loader and excavator attachments.

At Himac you will find: rake buckets, stick rakes, post hole diggers, grapples, hay forks, pallet forks, slashers, mixer buckets, brooms and much more. Whether you’re clearing land, creating fence lines, tackling vegetation… almost anything can be achieved using a Himac attachment!

Himac manufactures more than 80 percent of the products they sell, all with local Australian labour. They hold generous stock levels in warehouses across Australia (including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and other capital cities) for fast delivery and minimal freight costs.

Skid Steer Lift Rake

All the pushing power of their famous push rake but with lifting functionality for post-job clean-up and log handling – Himac calls it the Skid Steer Lift Rake. An innovative design that’s as easy as push, lift and load!

Himac builds this unique skid steer attachment right here in Australia for tough Australian conditions. The Lift Rake delivers efficient clearing of fence lines, scrub, small trees and more. Plus you have the ability to transport larger objects along the way.

Constructed with custom-designed ‘L’ shape tynes, the Lift Rake features a sieve-style action to leave behind unwanted material and dirt when lifting.

Features Include:

  • Heavy-duty construction – unique ‘L-shape’ tyne design
  • Push away vegetation, clear fence lines, remove debris and more
  • Lift logs, clean-up after the job, and transport small/medium vegetation
  • High grade steel tynes – 125 x 20mm
  • Tyne spacings – 163mm
  • Height – 900mm
  • Widths available: 2050mm / 81”, 2400 mm / 94”

Skid Steer Tree Puller

New from Himac, the Skid Steer Tree Puller will grab hold of small trees then pull up and out completely – roots and all! Simply grip and rip in a fast and effective clamping motion. Right from within the skid steer cab, you can clear large areas efficiently, or sneak in for more selective removal of saplings and other vegetation.

With a highly durable steel frame construction and 29 angled teeth, the Tree Puller is ready to pull trees up to 4 inches in diameter (maximum limb size 12” diameter). Within a minute, this attachment easily locks onto your skid steer with no worries.

Other applications include shearing tree limbs, pulling out vines, removing box thorns, taking outposts, handling scrap wood and demolishing unwanted wooden structures.

Features Include:

  • High-grade steel frame construction with powder-coated finish
  • Cross over relief to protect over-pressurizing
  • Fast and powerful hydraulic clamping
  • Pull out trees up to 4” diameter – Max limb size 12” diameter
  • Flexible hose support – protection within the frame
  • Spring mounted strain relief hose holder – keeps hoses away from pinch points while allowing necessary full forward tilt
  • Non-slip strips for safe enter/exit of skid steer
  • Includes hoses and couplings

Skid Steer Stump Bucket

The Himac Stump Removal Bucket is an innovative multi-use skid steer attachment. Simply insert and lift stumps and small trees out of the ground in a matter of minutes.

This attachment’s strong curved base and serrated edge allow you to work away effectively while cutting tree roots. The unique design of the skid steer stump bucket means you can also dig trenches and footings as well as pull up asphalt, demolition and more!

The skid steer stump bucket is also ideal for tree services contractors where customers would rather a stump be completely removed rather than grinded after having the tree lopped.

Features Include:

  • 300mm wide tip with replaceable cast teeth
  • 13mm high tensile curved base
  • Removes stumps, small trees and cuts roots in a matter of minutes
  • Dig footings and trenches up to 36”
  • Also for demolition, pull up asphalt/concrete

For quality made machinery attachments that are built to perform, contact the experts at Himac on 1800 888 114 or browse their product range online at http://himac.com.au

September 6, 2019 / by / in , ,
QAA News

QAA – actively representing and promoting the development of professional arboricultural standards; the lead industry body supporting the tree care profession in Queensland and Northern NSW since 1992.

As QAA’s 2018-2019 Executive team’s term draws to a close, the Association is in a sound financial position with plenty of activities scheduled for the rest of 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Jave (QAA Technical Officer) for his valued contribution to the Association and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Bec Dalton returns to the QAA Office three days per week to focus on workshops, Contractors & Consultants register, sponsors and assisting with her knowledge and experience within the QAA office. With our Office as busy as ever, Bec Hoad is in the office five days per week assisting members with inquiries and keeping the association running.

More than ever, practicing and Consulting Arborists are called on to ensure that trees are looked after in a professional and safe manner. Members of the wider public are increasingly seeking the services and assistance of qualified and insured Arborists who can provide informed advice and assistance in the care of their trees. Inclusive and gender equitable, QAA is run for the benefit of all Members, promoting safety through training in Arboriculture.


Congratulations to QAA members who competed in the National Climbing Championships held during the Arboriculture Australia, May 2019 Conference in Alice Springs, NT. We wish all winners well as they go on to represent Australia on the international stage in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA at the ISA 2019 Conference.

Continuing our busy Calendar of sessions, attendees at our sold out “The Kingdom of Fungi” workshop presented by Dr Frances Guard enjoyed a most informative day. This is Dr. Guard’s first workshop with the QAA, and it has been highly commended by all attendees.

Responding to the many people who wanted to see QAA’s ArborCampTM return in 2019, Subcommittee leader Ben Inman has led a hardworking team to bring this much-loved event to this year’s Calendar of Events.

Grateful thanks are extended to the many volunteers who worked so hard over the weekend of June 15-16 in preparation for QAA’s ArborCampTM 2019. Our venue is ready for a fantastic weekend of excitement. See further details below.

ArborCamp™ is a much-loved equal opportunity event bringing likeminded people together in a relaxed community setting. Everyone is welcome.

A camp style format is designed to provide opportunities for open discussion and exchange of ideas in a relaxed and picturesque setting; an ideal occasion to catch up on some professional development and learning. No set levels of understanding or skills are required.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best and experienced in our profession. All you need to bring to enjoy this event, whether you are young or old, a budding or experienced Climber Practitioner or Consulting Arborist or attending to support your participant family member, is your gear, some sunscreen and a shady hat. Come along to enjoy a great weekend of positive learning, relaxation and great fun.

Returning favourites include the crate climb, safety talks, high tea, wine and cheese tasting, Saturday night dinner, bonfires and games to keep  you entertained.

Rocky Creek Scouts group will be running the two-day kids program catering for all age groups, sign the kids in, sit back and relax. Sponsors displays will be setup including new equipment to try before you buy or to compare what you have against something new and different.

Planned displays for Arboricultural Consultant equipment and information sessions events include GPS equipment to update VTA skills.

Arboriculture Australia will be setting up a display on the new licensing system as well as information in relation to the soon-to-be released new Australian Standards. Veteran Tree Group will have a display highlighting the importance of veteran tree management practices.

There is also a new building, craft, and educational stand offering display opportunities highlighting the many different uses of timber products. Please contact the QAA ArborCampTM Coordinator Ben Inman: [email protected] If you have an exciting idea to share, if you are doing something different and of interest or you would like to display at this year’s ArborCampTM

See you there! Please come on down to see the best of the best in a skilful display of arboricultural talent!


As always, QAA acknowledges and extends grateful thanks to our 2018/2019 sponsors. Too many to list here, their details, including contact details, can be found on our webpage. We could not do this without your continual support.

Please contact our office to speak with our Office Admin Team and Executive Members for further interesting QAA sponsor opportunities.

Events Calendar

ArborCampTM 2019

Where: Rocky Creek Scout Camp. 3246 Old Gympie Road, Landsborough QLD 4550

When: September 20, 21, 22 2019 (the first weekend of the School Holidays)

Who: This event is open to all people interested in trees and the environment. Family friendly environment events, kids’ activity centre, sponsor and other displays.

Note: The site has full amenities so bring your tent, caravan (some powered sites available) and if you’re lucky and book early you can even get a bunk bed in one of the dormitories located within the site.


Upcoming Training Sessions Include:

TRAQ Renewal – October 8, 2019

TRAQ Full Course – October 9-11, 2019

Please let the office know if you have any workshops or courses you would like to see run in the future.

2019 AGM

QAA’s AGM will be held on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Cleveland Headquarters, 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland. Members are invited to forward written submissions for matters of business they wish raised, ideas, suggestions supported by a business case where appropriate, as well as nominations are all most welcome. All attendees or those voting by proxy are reminded that (their) Membership must be current and financially up to date to cast their votes.

Keep a watch out as we release more details of upcoming workshops through QAA’s App, Facebook and webpages. As always, staff safe. Stay informed.

For more info call Queensland Arboricultural Association on (07) 3821 1488, go to www.qaa.net.au, email [email protected] or like/follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

QAA Editorial Committee on behalf of QAA Executive

September 5, 2019 / by / in , ,
All New Leguan 190

Monitor Lifts announces the addition of a new spider lift to their extensive range of machines: the all-new heavy-duty Leguan 190 Spider Lift.

The all-new heavy-duty Leguan 190 Spider Lift from Monitor has some really unique advantages and is extremely user-friendly.

It only weighs 2680kg, and with 19m of working height and 9.8m of horizontal reach, the Leguan 190 is the largest and most capable spider lift in Australia that can be towed on a 3.5T trailer.

It is 4 wheel drive, rather than your typical crawler track drive spider lifts, allowing fast drive speeds of up to 5.2km/ hr and really smooth operation over rough terrain, clambering over gutters, and loading or unloading from the trailer. Being skid-steer, the Leguan 190 still turns on the spot, and with full radio control drive, is very quick and easy to operate. The large tyres provide excellent traction and low ground pressure.

The auto level stabiliser legs are operated from the radio remote unit with one switch. This is very fast and accurate and ensures quick and safe setup.

The 190 Spider Lift is certified for two operators with an MRC of 230kg. The excellent outreach envelope ensures minimal setups and maximum efficiency is achieved. The strong all-steel construction guarantees a long trouble-free service life. Even the basket is steel unlike all other spider lifts on the market which are aluminum.

Featuring dual power sources, the Leguan is just as at home indoors as outdoors, making this machine one of the most versatile EWPs available. The 14hp Kubota twin cylinder diesel engine with auto-throttle is powerful, quiet and very fuel-efficient.

Monitor Lifts has supported the Leguan brand in Australia and New Zealand for more than 23 years and has unrivaled parts and service support nation-wide.

The Leguan 190 comes standard with the following features:

  • 230kg Max Basket capacity
  • Radio Controlled remote
  • Auto-Leveling from the remote
  • Manual leveling outriggers from the cage
  • 360-degree slew
  • 14hp Kubota Diesel engine and 240V Electric Motor
  • Direct hydraulic control for fast and smooth boom movements
  • Electric emergency lowering system
  • Optional 3-speed drive, with a max drive speed of 5.2km/h
  • The Leguan is the only spider lift machine with 4WD Wheels, and track drive is optional if preferred.

The unique knuckle boom design on the Leguan 190 allows this machine to have a fantastic up-and-over reach and the fly-jib allows you to have more maneuverability whilst elevated.

Another great feature of the Leguan 190 is that it has an excellent amount of travel in the outrigger legs meaning the machine can be set up on slopes of up to 13° with ease.

Contact Monitor Lifts now for more information and an obligation-free demonstration. Freecall 1800 025 024 or email [email protected]

September 4, 2019 / by / in , ,

South Australian Society of Arboriculture Seminar – Trees and the Law.

The South Australian Society of Arboriculture (SASA) has recently been restarted by chairman Tom Stevens and a small group of other board members who are working hard to help the organisation thrive again. With growing membership numbers and big plans for the future, SASA aims to begin by building trust back within the SA arboriculture industry. Their first initiative was to run a mini seminar on ‘Trees and the Law’ which was delivered by Michael Palamountain.

The event cost attendees $5 for a two-hour seminar, followed by a BBQ and drinks, which was a great opportunity for participants to network in a relaxed environment.

The seminar focussed on managing trees in the urban landscape of metropolitan Adelaide. Arborists and tree contractors must be familiar with how trees are protected under the law. Arborists must be aware of the legal status of trees, what is permitted under the law and when development applications are required. The information covered important legislation based on the Development Act 1993.

This discussion forum provided an opportunity for members to review, discuss and;

  • Understand what legislation applies to trees in metropolitan Adelaide
  • Understand the framework of the legislation
  • Understand what exemptions apply under the legislation
  • Understand what is permitted under the legislation
  • Understand when a development application is required and when tree reports are required
  • Ensure staff/contractors understand when tree works are permitted

After receiving some very positive feedback from attendees, SASA has taken confidence to move forward and continue offering ‘value added’ events to all those interested. SASA and its members are striving to help the South Australian arboriculture industry be a safe, respected and well-connected network of people that take care of our beautiful trees.

SASA is still looking for more members.

To become a member or for more information, please email [email protected] or Call Tom on 0478 982 994.

September 3, 2019 / by / in , ,
Solider On Superaxe

Rural manufacturing company Whitlands Engineering is celebrating its 26th year of business throughout 2019 – marking also a decade of continuous growth despite the challenges facing regional business.

Located in a rural farming area in North East Victoria, Whitlands Engineering designs and manufactures Australia’s leading brands of log splitters and firewood processors – Superaxe and Rex. Beginning with the famed Superaxe in 1993, David Burder (now head designer and CEO) had the design ready to go but no experience running a business, but persevered with remarkable success.

Through exposure at local field days, word of mouth and a truly innovative product, Whitlands Engineering expanded, even through the drought and the GFC. These days the business has two manufacturing sites, 25 staff and massive export to NZ and the USA in their sights.

David is wholly committed to employing local people and manufacturing in north east Victoria. Despite the temptation for cheaper production overseas, this decision has now become the cornerstone of the company philosophy and is fundamental to its success, longevity and reputation. David says ‘local manufacturing keeps money in the local economy, supports twenty five employees and their families and most importantly keeps integrity in the manufacturing process. The imported machines may be cheaper but they certainly don’t last very long. To say we are Australian Made means more than anything’.

The other ingredient in their success is though his innovative design and benchmark manufacturing standards. They’re truly made to last. Beyond that, ergonomic design is key, making the backbreaking task of splitting wood simple and comfortable – the operator always has a straight back and lifting is eliminated with hydraulic log lifters fitted as standard

The Superaxe range now includes four models, after some consolidation in January 2018. All models feature the patented sliding blade, ergonomic bench height, the highest quality power packs (Honda or Subaru, both with a three-year warranty), log lifter and heavy-duty construction – all covered by two year warranty.

The WS100 is the smallest model – ideal for domestic or small farm use. It features a 6hp engine, single hand control and a 14 second cycle time.

The WS150 is a step up, with options for a 6 or 9hp engine, a cable and pulley operated log lifter, double handed controls and a larger bench. This model is ideal for farms but is also the machine of choice for Australian and New Zealand hire companies.

The WS3150 is another step up – with a 9 or 13hp engine option (9 and 7 second cycle time respectively), larger bench and hydraulic log lifter. It can be fitted with a three meter fold out elevator for stockpiling. The WS4150 is the largest and fastest machine, fitted standard with an 18hp Vanguard.

The Rex range focuses on bulk and industrial splitting – including the revolutionary Rex 600 and 900 firewood processors, the 800 and 1050 model log saws and the newest addition to the range, the 650C circular saw. The Rex range is further expanding with a range of trommel wood cleaners, elevators and hoppers.

Significantly, the Superaxe design is compliant to Australian Work Cover safety regulations. The two handed control system is designed to make fast work of splitting timber while always keeping the operators hands away from the cycling blade. This innovation was introduced in 2009 when WorkCover updated their guidelines and is the first of its kind on the market. What this means in real terms is that when a hire company or arborist service uses Superaxe in their inventory, they are not liable for any potential injury caused by the machine to staff or customers. For machines which don’t meet regulatory guidelines, in the case of injury, the employer or hire company is liable – rather than the manufacturer. Superaxe is therefore the number one choice for any hire companies, firewood businesses, arborist services and any other type of business which uses a log splitter in their inventory.

The Superaxe has certainly proven itself over 25 years as Australia’s leading log splitter, setting new standards in performance, design and safety innovation.

For more information call 1800 702 701. See Superaxe demonstrated in Field Days all over Australia and New Zealand or visit the website http://www.superaxe.com.au for videos on all models and detailed specifications.

September 1, 2019 / by / in , ,