Thanks guys. Yes a problem does exist where stumps are involved. This project has taken nearly a year so far, involves over 3 acres, and during this time have pretty much forgotten from point A to point X, i.e. where all the smaller tree stub-ups are.
The rake idea is a good one, however, I'm still left with having to congeal it all at the burn pit which is a stump free area..
Think I'll cobble together a rake somehow, it would be better than blindly shoving into a stump-mine-field.
When this project was started it was with the idea of having the area bush-hogged, hence the reason for not slicing them off at ground level, besides my Husky chainsaw hates when it's in close proximity to sand.
Had an old Brinley attachment years ago, harrow I think, had teeth about 1/2 thick, pointed and slight curve to them. Took the thing apart, straightened the teeth and made a root rake for the front-end loader bucket. My bad, but, it worked. Pump went bad and dumped the entire tractor, again, another shame on me.
Now to fabricate a pull type rake. Good idea. Thanks again guys.