Tree cutting with basket: safety, advantages, and choosing the ideal basket

February 19, 2024

Tree cutting is an operation that requires precision, safety, and the use of adequate equipment. Aerial platforms with baskets represent an ideal solution for these high-altitude tasks.

In this article, we will explore the advantages of using tree cutting baskets in pruning and felling operations, the precautions to be taken, and the characteristics of the best baskets on the market, with a focus on the products offered by Cormidi.

Advantages of using the basket for tree cutting

The use of aerial platforms with baskets offers numerous advantages:

  1. Safety: Aerial platforms provide a stable and safe base for the operator, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.
  2. Increased accessibility: The basket allows easy access to high elevations and hard-to-reach points with traditional methods.
  3. Efficiency: The use of a basket enables precise and rapid cuts.

Precautions during the use of the basket

When using a basket for tree cutting, it is essential to follow certain precautions:

  1. Proper training: operators must be trained in the safe use of aerial platforms and pruning techniques.
  2. Weather conditions check: adverse weather conditions can increase risks. It’s important to operate only in favorable weather conditions.
  3. Equipment check: before use, it is essential to check the basket and the aerial platform to ensure they are in optimal condition.

Characteristics of the best baskets for tree cutting

When choosing a basket for pruning and felling work, some features are fundamental:

  1. Stability and load capacity: a good basket should offer stability and adequate load capacity for the operator and tools.
  2. Flexibility and maneuverability: it is essential that the basket be easily maneuverable to reach different angles and heights.
  3. Integrated safety: features such as safety belts and failure stop systems are indispensable.

Cormidi baskets: the ideal choice for pruning and felling

Cormidi, a leading Italian company in the sector, offers a range of aerial platforms with baskets designed to ensure maximum safety and efficiency in tree cutting. Our baskets are characterized by:

  1. High stability: for safe work even at considerable heights.
  2. Ease of use: to ensure optimal control in all operating conditions.
  3. Certified safety: compliant with the most stringent safety regulations.

Cormidi aerial platforms: versatility and innovation for every need

Cormidi aerial platforms are designed to meet diverse high-altitude work needs, combining robustness, reliability, maneuverability, and an attractive design. Among these, three distinct models stand out: KB11, KB20, and KB23, each with unique features and specific advantages.

KB11: the agile and versatile solution

The KB11 is an aerial platform that reaches a maximum height of 11 meters, ideal for road maintenance and gardening, thanks to its versatility and ability to move easily even on uneven terrain. Its articulated arm allows operation in tight spaces and reaching otherwise inaccessible points, making it a perfect tool for a variety of tasks.

KB20: the three-in-one aerial platform

KB20, extending its reach up to 20 meters in height and down to -5 meters below the support plane, represents a unique solution. This platform is ideal for tasks like bridge maintenance or operations in complex spaces. The KB20, in addition to being an aerial platform, can be transformed into a crane or winch, adding flexibility and functionality to the equipment.

KB23: high performance and extended reach

The KB23, the flagship model of the Cormidi range, reaches an impressive height of 22.30 meters and extends down to -5 meters below ground level, making it ideal for extensive work. Like the KB20, the KB23 can also be equipped with a crane and winch, offering unparalleled versatility. Its arm allows for operations in limited spaces and conditions where other platforms could not operate.


Tree cutting with a basket is a solution that combines safety, efficiency, and precision. By choosing Cormidi baskets, you can count on high-quality, safe, and reliable equipment, suitable for every pruning and felling need.

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