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Old 08-12-2014, 07:39 PM
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Nice! That little diesel sure is impressive.
Thanks! The more I drive it the better the fuel economy. I was worried at first it wouldn't have mulch power being a 3.0 v6 diesel , but man that little motor pulls!
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:40 PM
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Everything looks awesome Sean.

Things are starting to pick up for me. On a 25 acre bushhogging job today/2morrow. And got asked to bushhogg/clear a Powerline ROW that is overgrown with weeds/saplings. Almost 2miles long and 500' wide.

Love the eco diesel.
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Thanks Jacob! Looks like the brush hogging is keeping you quite busy!
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:45 PM
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Thanks Jacob! Looks like the brush hogging is keeping you quite busy!
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It's picking up. Trying to land that one job that justifies me signing the paperwork on a CTL w/ mulcher head.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:49 PM
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Lumberjack- il grab a few pictures next time i am around it.
Awesome, thanks! I've got to build a hanger for the grapple and I'll have a rotating grapple attachment for mine. 50" Valby grapple, should make handling/loading tree debris easier.


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Old 08-15-2014, 02:40 PM
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Sean, need to pick your brain.

Pricing a clearing job. This is 1 of 3 jobs we are doing for this developer. It's only a Half acre. 300' L x 75' W. not many large trees but its thick with saplings and trees in the 4"-8" range. I'm using a D5 to clear it and pile up.

My issue is he wants a price for us to burn the pile and one to haul it off. To haul it off would require me to bring in an excavator also(which will really raise the price).

I know it's a one day job (without burning). Burning is very popular in the area im working in now. Not sure what a good way to haul away the debris would be.

Here is just a quick shot of some of the trees/brush.

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Old 08-15-2014, 02:49 PM
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I would rather use an excavator to pile for burning than a dozer, although I understand access to desired equipment isn't always possible.

Haul distance would dictate how I would haul the material.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:04 PM
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I would rather use an excavator to pile for burning than a dozer, although I understand access to desired equipment isn't always possible.

Haul distance would dictate how I would haul the material.
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My local cat rental quoted me the same price for either a D5 w/cab or a 312 Excvator.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:38 PM
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A 312 is plenty, I would do it with my 6 ton no problem.

Time I can't estimate, obviously.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:26 PM
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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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Old 08-15-2014, 06:35 PM
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Clearing and burning to completion (if required) in one day is a bit optimistic.
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