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#31 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2017 - 06:57 PM

I use a chain with a grab hook on it, wined the chain around the tree 2x, put the hook on a link and pull, as you pull the chain tightens around the tree. 


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Posted January 29, 2017 - 06:57 PM

If you want to clear brush and small trees, get a Gravely:

 


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Posted January 29, 2017 - 07:00 PM

Pulling a tree out sideways usually only works in loose moist soil.  Try making an "A" frame like this, works like using a hammer to pull out a nail:

 


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Posted January 29, 2017 - 07:16 PM

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?


I was thinking the same thing. I can see that jaw flying off & doing some serious damage.
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Posted January 29, 2017 - 08:37 PM

More work, but maybe safer.
Also, I'd wouldn't be surprised if you already have an old one of these


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Posted January 29, 2017 - 10:03 PM

I'm surprised that he didn't have to have something under the foot of his jack to keep it from sinking into the dirt.


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 06:34 AM

Would a Gravely with the brush cutter work after chain sawing the larger tress ? I'm keeping an eye open for one to do the same thing at my son's house .

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Posted January 30, 2017 - 02:50 PM

I use a chain with a grab hook on it, wined the chain around the tree 2x, put the hook on a link and pull, as you pull the chain tightens around the tree. 

   Never had much problem with a chain. If two half hitches don't work try three. Don


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 03:48 PM

I've never had a double half hitch turn loose on anything from rope to cable to chain.

 

As for a chain recoiling, they aren't a continuous media like rope and cable, they start to recoil then hit the slack links and fall to the ground. Not impossible to get a chain to recoil over a longer distance, but nearly.


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 09:16 PM

If you want to clear brush and small trees, get a Gravely:

 

So, how big of a tree can a Gravely brush cutter handle?


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Posted January 31, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Pines - pretty much a matter of pushing it over with the housing - somewhere around an inch plus, about 5 ft plus tall.

Hardwoods - unknown


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Posted February 01, 2017 - 09:12 AM

Pines - pretty much a matter of pushing it over with the housing - somewhere around an inch plus, about 5 ft plus tall.

Hardwoods - unknown

Thanks! My biggest issue is cedar trees. about 3-6 inches, so I guess it's skidsteer and chainsaw time for me.


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