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POWER

Transmission - Distribution - Patrols

Managing tree growth and vegetation near high-voltage transmission or distribution lines is vital to ensure power system reliability and public safety.  Use of an aerial saw makes the task of vegetation management significantly easier and more cost effective in areas difficult to access, especially when compared to traditional ground-based crews using bucket trucks.  Treeline Helicopters uses a 10-blade power saw suspended from a 90-foot boom beneath an MD500 helicopter, making it the ultimate tool for effectiveness in the industry.  The Helicopter works quickly in areas that may be environmentally sensitive, while also eliminating risk to traditional workers climbing trees to cut limbs near energized lines. 

SAFETY

Traditional trimming methods require many workers to remove lateral
encroachment.

 

A Two-man aerial saw crew greatly reduces worker exposure to safety incidents.

 

IMPROVED SERVICE RELIABILITY
Reduce power outages from vegetation encroachment improving customer satisfaction while minimizing lost revenue.

 

COST EFFECTIVE
Utilities can expect a 20-80% cost reduction in maintenance, per line mile.

REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Trimming by helicopter leaves no footprint making it the preferred method for sensitive Eco systems, national forest areas, rough terrain, wetlands and swamps.

 

IDEAL FOR REMOTE LOCATIONS
Remote areas can be dangerous and time consuming to access with ground crews.  Helicopter trimming can access remote locations with ease drastically improving safety and efficiency.