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Old 07-03-2014, 09:23 PM
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I would cut em down but....i gotta plant some new shrubs so i need the root systems outta thr. Thanks for the response guys. I will probably use mini x, i have quite abit experience with one but those bushes are purty darned close to the house! and even with experience i could still do damage so guess I'll take it slow.. Chain n truck are outta th picture tho.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:43 PM
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cut the shrubs with a chainsaw about 5 ft off the ground so you can see what your doing. strap a 15 ft tow strap to the trunk of the shrub about 4 ft up the trunk then hook the other end of the strap up to the mini ex that is about 10-12 ft away from the shrub and slowly pull out
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:36 PM
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cut the shrubs with a chainsaw about 5 ft off the ground so you can see what your doing. strap a 15 ft tow strap to the trunk of the shrub about 4 ft up the trunk then hook the other end of the strap up to the mini ex that is about 10-12 ft away from the shrub and slowly pull out
Thats probably what i will do! Thanks. Should be able to whip it out in a day and make a good profit.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:08 AM
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Well finally got this job done and the shrubs popped rite out using a 40hp mini x.
Looked like there root ball was only about a foot deep. Heres some after shots..the homeowner wanted me to use his old wood edging.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:53 AM
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Looks nice. Sure glad you did not run into any underground utilities.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:58 PM
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did you use the method that I said to use?
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:37 PM
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Looks nice. Sure glad you did not run into any underground utilities.
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Yes thanks to missdig
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:47 PM
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did you use the method that I said to use?
yes on those tall ones i wacked em down first but i didnt use any chains or straps..just hooked the stumps with bucket and pried em out. Had a helper spotting me .
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