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February 1, 2010

Helicopter trimming branches / Helicóptero cortando ramas / Hélicoptère taille branches / Helicóptero cortando ramos das linhas eléctricas

In English:

Helicopter trimming branches from power lines

En español:

Helicóptero cortando ramas de líneas eléctricas

En francais:

Hélicoptère taille branches des lignes électriques / Helicóptero cortando ramos das linhas eléctricas.

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

Helicopter cutting branches from electric lines

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16 Comments »

  1. That is so interesting! I’ve never seen anything like it!

    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2010 @ 08:36 | Reply

    • Hello Montucky.

      Some power selling companies make this kind of job before winter. In wintertime the heavy snow load is cutting branches or trees are falling over power lines and then many households are without electricity. On countryside it is obligatory to have a fireplace or capacitive fireplace to keep houses warm if something happens. Once we were in winter without electricity about 18 hours.

      I took these photos last fall. Combined by helicopter and by that cutting tool, the noice was from the “hell”.

      Comment by sartenada — February 1, 2010 @ 08:47 | Reply

  2. Hello Matti,
    On peut dire qu’il est “branché”, ce pilote d’hélico ! :razz:
    Impressionnant, belle maîtrise…
    Bonne journée !

    Comment by Marion B. — February 1, 2010 @ 10:01 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Oui, c’est vrai aussiqu’il était branché aussi. :) J’admire la compétence de ce pilote – voler et en même temps tailler branches avec cette machine.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by sartenada — February 1, 2010 @ 10:52 | Reply

  3. Looks dangerous and expensive. Here the Power Company cuts back the branches ‘manually’ – men with saws on platforms. Thank you for another different set of photos.

    Comment by jackiequeen — February 1, 2010 @ 15:11 | Reply

    • Hello Jackiequeen.

      I was really interested to read Your comment, because I do not know how these things are handled in abroad. The pilot of helicopter is extremely skillful. Think if he could not manage his flying and his “special tool” could hit / touch power lines, what could happen!!!

      Thank You for Your visit.

      Comment by sartenada — February 1, 2010 @ 15:25 | Reply

  4. Wow! What wonderful and interesting shots! What a challenge with helicopter trimming branches and they have to be very careful about being too close to power lines as to getting tangled and the charge. Yes, the pilot would have to be extremely skillful!

    Comment by Anna Surface — February 1, 2010 @ 17:41 | Reply

    • So nice Anna that You visited here.

      If I know correct the licence to fly an helicopter is not so easy to get and adding to that this guy is also working at same time, he is an expert.

      Comment by sartenada — February 1, 2010 @ 17:45 | Reply

  5. Oddly, I have always loved trimming hedges. I do not think you could get me out of that thing.

    Comment by burstmode — February 1, 2010 @ 20:00 | Reply

    • Hello Burstmode.

      As You saw this was one way to trim, but not intended for houseld hedgerows. LOL. :)

      Thank You for visit.

      Comment by sartenada — February 2, 2010 @ 07:29 | Reply

  6. Good evening, Matti
    I am very surprised that the branches are cut from the top in this way. Something I never saw before. I think the job is not safe if power lines are in the vicinity of the trees and that the pilots have a very good education. It’s always interesting what you imagine in your blog. I am very glad that I can share it, and will continue to visit your blog. I wish you and Anja a good time and health to your daily routes. I thank you for your nice comments on my web site and the 5 stars.
    Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — February 2, 2010 @ 00:49 | Reply

    • Guten morgen Christel.

      Helicopter is not trimming from the top but side branches. During years branches are grouwing because they have enough light and space to grow. Thank You for Your visit Christel.

      Gruß.

      Comment by sartenada — February 2, 2010 @ 07:33 | Reply

  7. Cutting the power lines was the first thing to cross my mind. Wow, if the pilot was just a fragment off on his timing and the boom… I wondered how they would trim the limbs on such tall trees. Here you can basically pull the branch down and clip.

    Comment by Preston Surface — February 4, 2010 @ 12:36 | Reply

    • Hello Preston.

      So nice that You found “something new under the sky”. Thank You commenting.

      Comment by sartenada — February 4, 2010 @ 12:52 | Reply

  8. I work for a french magazine and we’d like to publish one of these pictures (showing helico + saw). How is it possible ? Thank you in advance.

    Comment by Pascal Bordeau — September 16, 2011 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Bonjour Pascal.

      J’ai répondu par email.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by sartenada — September 16, 2011 @ 14:08 | Reply


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