I never understood the cut and pile theory using an excavator, especially with relatively small timber..
I'd come in and do just what you been doing with the excavator(skip the cutting) and pile it on your way in.. then on your way out, pick up each pile and carry it to your larger pile.. Dont get to large of piles where you have to take multiple trips to get them. that'd be slow with a mini ex..
If you can get a skid and grapple along with a mini ex, i'd clear and pile with the excavator while I had a guy carrying my piles back to the chipper with the loader..
Originally Posted by bobcat_ron
Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!