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#16 SimplyRad OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2017 - 12:34 PM

For trees up to about 4" I use my truck and a heavy chain to the stump out. I cut the tree off at foot and a half above ground.
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Posted January 28, 2017 - 04:19 PM

I've used an 1855 MF with Johnson loader, a 4140 Simplicity with a loader, and a Craftsman GT5000 with a Johnie Bucket, the down pressure and weight of the bucket setup, along with wheel weights counter weights and good tires work, not had much luck with a simple blade.


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 08:07 PM

Why not get a skidsteer with a mulcher attachment on the front? Then it would be a one and done. Save you a lot of wear and tear on your tractor.


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 09:12 PM

Why not get a skidsteer with a mulcher attachment on the front? Then it would be a one and done. Save you a lot of wear and tear on your tractor.


I've heard they cost upwards of $400 an hour to contract out the work
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Posted January 28, 2017 - 09:30 PM

Why not see about renting one?


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 09:52 PM

Ya, I'm over it, I'd rather not beat up the tractor on a job like this. My dad has some kind of weed eater with a saw blade on it, for jobs like this.

If you take the heavy stuff down with the weed eater/ saw blade you still have stumps. A ripper tooth behind the tractor could dig up the stumps and loosen the soil. After the vegetation has been removed and soil loosened any good drag should groom the trail.  Don


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 09:56 PM

Get one of these and use it to remove the tree and roots in one shot. 


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Posted January 29, 2017 - 01:41 AM

I have had to deal with plenty of trees and brush over the years, I try to hose the area down the night before and get in there with the Case and pull the crap out.

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Posted January 29, 2017 - 03:04 AM

I've heard they cost upwards of $400 an hour to contract out the work


I would check around rather than rely on hearsay. There's usually a retired guy around that does bobcat work just to keep active and make a little side money. I have a friend here that runs his for about $ 60 an hour.
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Posted January 29, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Why not see about renting one?


That's kinda what I meant. Its beyond my budget...

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Posted January 29, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Get one of these and use it to remove the tree and roots in one shot.
https://www.youtube....h?v=zZnF-XOL4jM


Funny you mention that thing...

I have something like that outside a barn here. I'll give it a shot
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Posted January 29, 2017 - 01:48 PM

Get one of these and use it to remove the tree and roots in one shot.
https://www.youtube....h?v=zZnF-XOL4jM


Maybe someone can enlighten me on these but what makes this device any better than making a slip knot with the chain? It seems you would still need the same amount of power to pull and it also seems that the chain around the tree would be safer. Has anyone used these that could tell me what the advantage is?
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Posted January 29, 2017 - 05:43 PM

If there is any slope, I would leave the roots in to help control erosion.
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Posted January 29, 2017 - 06:45 PM

Maybe someone can enlighten me on these but what makes this device any better than making a slip knot with the chain? 

 

I have had problems in the past on small live trees with the chain wanting to slide. As the tree tips over the bark will tend to tear loose under the chain causing it to slide up the tree. Some people do make a device with a short chain and a piece of pipe that seems to end this problem. Haven't tried that yet. 


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Posted January 29, 2017 - 06:56 PM

I have had problems in the past on small live trees with the chain wanting to slide. As the tree tips over the bark will tend to tear loose under the chain causing it to slide up the tree. Some people do make a device with a short chain and a piece of pipe that seems to end this problem. Haven't tried that yet. 

That has happened to me but I still can't fathom how this device makes pulling these trees out any easier.  Maybe I'm not hitting on all cylinders tonight after working so much overtime.  Hey, if it truly is easier, I may go get one.  I just always viewed them as something to spend your money on, the next big thing if you will.


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