- Dec 6, 2015
- New Holland Boomer 24
Yep. Our neighbors have a wooded area that goes right up to the road. The power lines are on the otherside of the road. Trees are tall enough that when they fall they take out the power line. Every time we have lost power at this house has been because of one of those trees.A mini?
Our state highway department uses full sized Cat trackhoes with forestry heads. They'll close a lane along the interstate highways to allow room for them to work and fling debris.
But as far as power lines go, that picture shows the problem. They'll clear 20' either side of the power lines, but leave 60-80' trees beyond there. One good blow and they lose a lot of lines.