View Full Version : LOL damn ladder...

07-17-2009, 10:57 AM
So I have this huge hedge trimming job to today, & another small one.

Though the problem I have now, is that I'm missing 2 of my ladders & an assistant.

I think my luck with hedge trimming is awful.

2 months ago, one ladder & gas hedge trimmer = stolen

I got another ladder, still have 2 ladders now. And I bought a crap trimmer.

Though both of my ladders are in my friends garage, & he's not home, & his phone is off!


I did a hedge job before where my hedge trimmer died & I completed a beautiful job with just my whippersnipper! It took some time, but I was proud!

Though how do I build a temporary ladder? These hedges are 20ft high man!

Maybe I'll do some jump swings...


Rain tomorrow...........

07-17-2009, 03:51 PM
Alright so I did the small job & wanted to take a whack at the big job.

... I can't reach it ... lol

How would any of you go about cutting these hedges?

Personally from inspection, I'll need a chainsaw. The branches are pretty thick & I'm sure once I cut up to the fence line it'll look pretty bare.

It's a big job, I just don't know if I actually want to do it. I'll be there for days.

Anyone cut these types before? The skyscrapers, tree monster? I've done everything but this challenge. It's just too tall!


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07-17-2009, 08:59 PM
Looks like you're going to need to buy a boom bucket for that job!!

Heck, go all out and get ya a helicoper! Then you can do all you're site surveys from the air.

07-17-2009, 11:11 PM
Looks like you're going to need to buy a boom bucket for that job!!

Those are trees not hedges.

07-18-2009, 07:27 AM
Those are trees not hedges.

You Think!!!!!! lol

07-18-2009, 08:30 AM
Don't mind me, I call everything a hedge that needs to be cut & isn't grass. Or at least I call it hedge work, it's pretty general on what usually needs to be done.

I don't think I can take this job, I don't wanna be up on a ladder all day swinging a chainsaw.

I can't even get up high enough, & if I managed to thin it out, it'd look awful & bare.

07-18-2009, 08:39 AM
How tall are these hedges and how long are they?

07-19-2009, 02:09 AM
It's about 27 feet high & about 18 feet long. I have a 20ft ladder, it's just not a double stand, I'll be sure to fall to my doom.

07-19-2009, 07:41 PM
I don't know how much the customer would pay, but maybe you could look into renting a small boom?