Tulsa firm is reaching for those really hard spots


Friday, January 21st 2005, 11:54 am
By: News On 6


A Tulsa landscaping company showed off a new piece of equipment Friday, the only one of its kind in the United States.

It's called a Reachmaster because it can reach nearly 100 feet in the air and weighs a lot less. It can fit into tight spaces between homes and apartments, places where other tree trimming equipment can't go.

The spider lift is manufactured in Denmark. Ken Preaus with Preaus Landscaping: "The Europeans obviously are way ahead of the Americans as far as safety checks and advantages they incorporate into their machinery. There are so many safety features on it that you can hardly get hurt using it."

Preaus says the new equipment it will be used to trim trees more efficiently.