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Aerial Trimmer Targets Improved Productivity
Morbark, LLC, debuted its all-new AT75 Aerial Trimmer, at the TCI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. The new equipment was designed with customers’ feedback in mind and is “Made for More” to keep pace with tree care crews’ needs.
“At Morbark, we are focused on the customers’ needs and feedback and working that feedback into continuous improvement of our equipment,” says Casey Gross, Morbark Director of Tree Care Products. “Therefore, we’re always looking at ease of operation, increasing productivity and reducing downtime.”
The compact and nimble AT75 has a shorter carrier length, tight turning radius and three steering modes—front axle, four-wheel, and crab steer—for maneuverability on narrow right of ways. Machine leveling allows the whole machine to tilt up to 15 degrees while maintaining a low center of gravity for work on sloped surfaces. The AT75 has a trim height of 75' (22.9 m) with its 24" (61 cm) saw blade. The boom also can rotate up to 42 degrees clockwise and 47 degrees counterclockwise so the operator can make angled cuts quickly and safely, without tilting the cab.
The operator cabin is designed for comfort and ease of operation with a high-backed seat that is heated and features air suspension. The non-articulated carrier design utilizes a steering wheel and foot controls, making it easier and safer when driving on roadways. Rear and side-view cameras provide the operator with full visibility.
“We improved upon Rayco’s previous models of the aerial trimmer and smaller forestry mulcher, which are greatly beneficial to our customers in utility line and right-of-way clearing,” said Gross. “Morbark and Rayco both have long histories of innovation as well as excellent customer service. These and future improvements are geared towards helping to make our customers successful. We look forward to continuing to revolutionize the tree care equipment industry together.”