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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Today was the day we went out to my wife's aunts house to get rid of a wisteria garden she had planted some 27 years ago.
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We took the 81 as we also had some old raised bed gardens to remove, a couple shrubs to get rid of and two well rooted old Rose bushes to pull.
The fencing around the outside is sheep wire, the posts are U posts, and the roots are everywhere.
Even with cutting as much as we could see, the fencing was a B to remove. Here we are half way done with the fence and starting to throw chains across for the other side.
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Ryan and Kaylen were invaluable during all this, they got to the point they could hook up a chain that wouldn't pull off the bush, stake or RR tie.
Then, I ran the Allis 112 with the tiller. Really worked it hard. Also filled the tines with roots three separate times beyond use and had to shut down. Like untwisting 500' of slimy rope.

Anyways, we got it done. She is going to turn it into yard for a while and just mow it to keep the plants under control.
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:09 PM

Looks like you got quite a bit done there Alan, do you have more to do or is that it for now?


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:12 PM

She said she would rake the roots out and seed it.

The big extra one was getting some of the raised beds gone. They didnt grow anything but weeds anyways.
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Those will take over if you let them, seen some next to a house years ago it was tearing the house down


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Sounds like a workout. A bit easier with the bigger tractor.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:44 PM

That's a lot of ripping and tearing to do.

I guess there really is no other way to do it, without

being real environmentally unfriendly.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:54 AM

Looks like a good days work. It takes a lot of force to remove some shrubs, more than most GT's can supply. They usually frown on the use of explosives for such jobs so a bigger tractor is the weapon of choice. 


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:12 PM

A little follow up.
Here is what was wound up under the tiller.
Now keep in mind, this was bunch number three that I pulled out of there, first two over at Auntie's place.
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After I got that crap out of there, I burnt it.
Don't want any taking root at my place, awful stuff.
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Posted May 11, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Wait. What, No GTtalk to use for size reference?? You may need a point or 2 for that violation !! :poke:

 

Roots like that are the hardest thing to unwind from a tiller. Every time you pull on one, it always seems to tighten up. :wallbanging:


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 06:21 AM

Wait. What, No GTtalk to use for size reference?? You may need a point or 2 for that violation !! :poke:
 
Roots like that are the hardest thing to unwind from a tiller. Every time you pull on one, it always seems to tighten up. :wallbanging:


Trying not to get it Dirty. :D

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Posted May 12, 2014 - 06:37 AM

That's a real mess in that tiller. What a pain to pull that all out of there.

Would a die grinder with a zip blade make that a bit easier?






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