I arrived a little early this year to my parents’ house on Father’s Day because my dad had cut some limbs from the large tree out front. He’d freed them from the tree with a bow saw, as he has done since before I was born. This year, however, I brought the Alligator Lopper with me. After we separated all the wood we wanted from what we didn’t, we had a lot left over — as you can plainly see in exhibit (A) pictured above.
We hauled the leftover foliage from the front near the street to the backyard brush pile of the three-acre plot in one trip. Was this a big deal? To be honest, yes and no.
We could have walked them all back there in about 20 trips and gotten the same job done. But given that it was 101 F and we didn’t really feel the need to torture ourselves for the sake of exercise, the faster the better. A bonus came when Dad didn’t give me crap about my “little” truck, since I was the only one of us with plastic side caps on my bed rails and wasn’t worried the brush would scratch the truck.
As we’ve said in the past, trucks aren’t the only tool for many jobs, but damn if it isn’t easier when one is around.