Daily Distraction: Watch these tree trimmers flip a fire truck into a grappling beast

Maybe the first ever tree-cutting truck that could hold up next to a Harley

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Columbus company Trees Are My Business converted a fire truck into this tricked-out grappling truck.

I can't say we've ever written about a tree trimming company in Alive, but this feat is worth a mention.

Trees Are My Business, a Linden company that provides "expert tree care, custom millwork, furniture builds, slab and lumber sales" purchased a fire truck and converted it into a "tricked-out, high-performance grapple truck." TAMB also made a 2-minute video documenting the conversion process (set to "Notorious" by Malaa), which is a trip, taking you from the day in July when the out-of-service fire truck still looks like it could quench a blaze, to the recent day when the glossy-black, newly customized vehicle easily grapples a giant tree trunk, and does it with style.

Check out the video below.