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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 09:31 AM

As a continuation of my thread on logging, I would need to clear trails to get into the bush...

As an idea, for clearing trails, I have seen this thing called a ratchet rake. I don't have anything that is mine that has a loader, so I am thinking about putting a ratchet rake on a a brinly rear blade... Anyone think this would work?

if I get desperate I can borrow dads skidsteer and grapple... It works good but, if rather use "my stuff"
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Posted August 17, 2016 - 11:33 AM

I always just used a rear blade.  I would go over it until I had a decent path.  If I had some stubborn stuff, out came the Maddox to clear it away.  Most ground cover in the woods moves away fairly easy with a blade.


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Mow it first.  Bar mower if it is heavy or larger stuff.  Then a blade will finish it up.  If it is to big for the bar mower use a chain saw.  Need a pic to see what your dealing with.


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 01:36 PM

Mow it first. Bar mower if it is heavy or larger stuff. Then a blade will finish it up. If it is to big for the bar mower use a chain saw. Need a pic to see what your dealing with.


It's 3-5" poplar stumps, plus raspberry canes, grass and roots.

Can't take pic right now, have guy coming with new tractor...

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 01:57 PM

Sounds like you need a flail mower.

Edited by Rock farmer, August 17, 2016 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:36 PM

I did some work on our trails last year using the skid steer. Some saw work included. After pushing, cutting and hauling off the cut timber I smoothed out the trails with my little #40 box blade on the 149. I was real happy with the results with the equipment at hand.

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 10:20 PM

I did some work on our trails last year using the skid steer. Some saw work included. After pushing, cutting and hauling off the cut timber I smoothed out the trails with my little #40 box blade on the 149. I was real happy with the results with the equipment at hand.


Sounds like I have some skid steer work cut out, along with rear blade work...
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