The Aerial Advantage
- Aerial application is often the only, or most economic, method for timely pesticide application. It permits large and often remote areas to be treated rapidly, far faster than any other form of application.
- When wet soil conditions, rolling terrain or dense plant foliage prevents other methods of treating an area, aerial application may be the only remaining method of pest treatment.
- Aerial application is conducive to higher crop yields, as it is non-disruptive to the crop by treating above it and not within it.
- Aerial application does not cause soil compaction, hence preventing soil runoff.
- The aerial application of crop protection products results in greater harvest yields of crops. This in turn results in less land being used for agricultural production, hence the preservation of important wetland and forest eco-systems important to carbon sequestration and habitat to threatened and endangered species.
Aerial Side Trimming helps utilities, railroads and highway departments cost-effectively speed up the completion of difficult vegetation management projects. Aerial side trimming has been available for some time and it used to be considered only applicable to transmission right-of-way side trimming. However, it is now also considered practical for rural distribution trimming.
The aerial saw consists of powerful saws suspended by aluminum pipe directly below a helicopter.
- The aerial saw eliminates the risk of injury to workers using bucket trucks or climbing trees near energized lines. The aerial saw can be used in remote areas or places inaccessible to a vehicle.
- The aerial saw can perform work quickly, side-trimming both sides of a 10-to-12 mile right-of-way in one week.
- The aerial saw protects private land and roads from damage by heavy equipment making repeated trips during the course of the work schedule.
- The aerial saw is the best tool to use in environmentally sensitive areas since it is not necessary to take equipment in to perform the work.
- The use of aerial saws provides an option to maintain trees that might otherwise need to be removed.