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Old 08-16-2014, 12:42 AM
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Clearing and burning to completion (if required) in one day is a bit optimistic.
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A square bail soaked in diesel fuel will get quite the fire going.. You'd be surprised how much it'll burn.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:28 AM
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Get that idea from Chris, Junior?
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:30 AM
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Hey Jacob, I would recommend going with the 312 with a hyd thumb. If you are burning the material an excavator will allow it be cleaner(ie- less dirt which will allow it to burn a bit cleaner and smoke less) or if you are hauling it offsite you can use the excavator to load it out and having less dirt in it will make your loads lighter.
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Thanks Sean. I think it may be easier to clear the half acre using the excavator and make a couple smaller burn piles rather than one large one. They have an area that is cleared, I planned to bushhogg it then start my first pile ASAP. Get one pile burning while I start making a second one. Plus we have another site about 5miles away that was cleared 10months ago and he wants us to burn the pile from that cleanup the property. So I may save money and come out ahead not rushing by renting the 312 for a week and doing both jobs the same week. Plus the cat rental will move the machine from one site to another for $125.

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Old 08-16-2014, 11:34 AM
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Get that idea from Chris, Junior?
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Yep. And it works great. Burnt 4 acres worth of green wood on a job once..
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:59 PM
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A square bail soaked in diesel fuel will get quite the fire going.. You'd be surprised how much it'll burn.
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That's a damn good idea junior.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:37 PM
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Sean , I decided on the Cat 312 w/ thumb. Being we have two jobs for the same person that could use the ex, the property owner said to just give him one price for both jobs.

Cat gave me a good price on a week rental and would allow me to take my time on both jobs instead of rushing.
I just have to decide which job to start on first the cleanup or the clearing job. The cleanup job will prolly burn all in one day. The pile has been rotting/drying for almost a year now. I figure knock that out in one day then have Cat move the excavator to the clearing job and as soon as I get my first pile made from clearing, start burning in small piles on the 1/2 clearing job.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:44 PM
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Do you have experience with an excavator?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:30 PM
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Do you have experience with an excavator?
I have about 500hrs under my belt running a Cat long reach, from after hurricane Katrina. I put 6 hrs on a 312 in may doing a clearing job. Plus a few hundred hours on several different mini Ex's doing landscape work.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:02 PM
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I have about 500hrs under my belt running a Cat long reach, from after hurricane Katrina. I put 6 hrs on a 312 in may doing a clearing job. Plus a few hundred hours on several different mini Ex's doing landscape work.
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Ahhhh, that's close enough.
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